- International/Cultural relations
DIS – Youth theatre is independent non-profit association which brings together young artists in order to develop a culture of life through dramatic art.
DIS-Youth theatre is a modern, independent, urban gathering place for young artists to realize their vision of the arts and culture contribute to develop the full appreciation of artistic freedom, respect and understanding personality differences between people, regardless of differences in age, race, religion, political beliefs or gender.
Goals of our association are:
- Affirmation and improvement of cultural and human values through gathering and acting of young theater enthusiasts
- Introducing young people with basics of theatre culture, through work with theatre artists and educators
- Preparation and performing of plays
- Public showing of drama, musical or other performances to popularize theatrical culture
- Other activities related to our basic goals and tasks
We were participants at many art festivals in Bosnia and Herzegovina and European countries (Italy, Austria, France, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Israel, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece, Portugal, ...), where we won a large number of prestigious awards.
We were founders and organizers International Festival "Kastel-fest" in '98, '99 and 2000. in Banja Luka as well as International Festival of Theatre provocation IF 2003. Also we are Executive organizers of Festival of Republic of Srpska Youth Theatres.
Besides that, we were participants of international scientific and artistic projects: "Myth as destiny", "Balkan Network" as well as members of the association IAES, SEEYC. Since 2009 up to date, we are organizers of FAMA - BiH Amateur monodrama Festival under patronage of B&H Council of Ministers. Until now we had actors from 15 different B&H cities from both entities. Currently we implementing REALITY project financed by American Embassy in B&H where we have six partner theaters from all over B&H. As our main activity in 2012 we had 5 theater premiere and over 100 performances.
We can offer to Network our human and program resources. Also we can share our experience in participating in projects such as "Myth as Destiny","Balkan network" or current "Reality which is based on intercultural learning through nonverbal drama methods.
We would like to join Network because we want to spread connections with NGOs of similar interest within B&H and to establish connections in Euro Mediterranean region with a goal to promote cultural diversity values.