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The IATC and its Turkish section are pleased to announce, with the support of the International Festival of Istanbul, that a seminar for young theatre critics will take place from 18-22 May, 2016 in Istanbul. Applications are now open for the two seminar groups (one French and one English-speaking), both of which will comprise 8 participants. To apply, you must be a professional critic and aged between 18 and 35. All candidates are invited to send as soon as possible their registration form with a brief CV (just one page!), 2 or 3 samples of critical articles published in professional media, and a letter of recommendation from the person in charge of the AICT/IATC section in your country (if your country is an IATC member). All these documents should be sent in a single PDF file if possible. Please make sure of the following :

1) The registration form must be sent by the candidate, not by the AICT/IATC section officers.

2) The candidate must have a good proficiency in one of the two working languages (please mention your knowledge in spoken French and English).

You will be hosted in a shared room. Meals are supported by the festival. You will have a pass for free entry to all the shows and to the meetings to which you participate during the Festival. You will be picked up at the airport.

The working groups will be monitored by the following critics: Jean-Pierre Han, from France (French-speaking group), Deepa Punjani, from India (English-speaking group).

Applications will be accepted until 23 April, 2016. They must be sent to the Director of Training Seminars, Jean-Pierre Han: jp.han@free.fr . A final list of all selected participants will be announced as soon as possible, in order to allow participants to prepare for their trip and obtain any necessary visa for Turkey.