Association of Theatre Critics and Researchers of Slovenia
|Društvo gledaliških kritikov in teatrologov Slovenije (DGKTS)|
|Mestni trg 17, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Gregor Butala, President|
|Nika Arhar, Coordinator|
Membership and programme
The association unites Slovene professional theatre critics, theatre researchers and dramaturgs of all generations and aims at achieving better conditions for creative work and interaction with both local and international audiences. The association tries to respond to the situation and changes in the field of Slovene culture and cultural policy timely, either via open letters or direct proposals on the recurring deficiencies. As the work of critics, editors and practical dramaturgs is usually underpaid, a preferential tariff of fees for certain work was outlined and proposed as an orientation for employees as well as employers.
The association cooperates with other theatre professional organisations and institutions. One of the association's initiatives is the re-qualification of the National Theatre Museum of Slovenia into National Theatre Institute, still non-existent in Slovenia.
The Association of Theatre Critics and Researchers of Slovenia has organised some round tables and symposia to catalyse reflection in the fields which have not yet been dealt within Slovenia and to contribute to the recognition of theoretical and critical theatre discourse. The international symposium "Art, Culture, City" (2009) as well as the international conference "Intercriticism" (2010) were organised as an accompanying programme of the Maribor Theatre Festival (contributions were published in Dialogi Journal).
- Slovenian Theatre Institute
- Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT)
- Maribor Theatre Festival