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ITI Spain

International Theatre Institute ITI. Non-governmental organization formally associated with UNESCO.


ITI strives for a society in which artists thrive and flourish. ITI's goals and objectives are mutual understanding, peace, and the protection and promotion of cultural expressions, regardless of age, gender, creed or ethnicity. Working towards these ends in the areas of performing arts education, international exchange, collaboration, and youth training.



The Centers - the full members of ITI - are the core components of ITI. According to the ITI Charter, each Center will have a board of directors on which the various branches of the performing arts, playwrights, choreographers, dancers, actors, directors, stage managers, etc. are represented.
The centers will promote the performing arts in their respective countries through research, distribution of information, conferences, festivals, competitions, exhibitions, the country's best performances, one- and two-year performances, workshops, publications and other means, as well as facilitate international cultural exchange.



To give value and importance to the Performing Arts in which artists can work and present their creative ideas.
-To invest and fund organizations, institutions and artists, together with local, regional and national authorities, as well as sponsors and donors.
-To support education in Performing Arts techniques and related subjects at all educational levels. -To support the Performing Arts in communities, for development, mutual understanding and to build mutual understanding and to build the performing arts.Supporting education in performing arts techniques and related subjects at all levels of education.
-Supporting the performing arts in communities, for development, mutual understanding and to build peace in the world. protecting diverse cultural expressions by promoting innovation.



The purpose of the International Theatre Institute is to promote the international exchange of knowledge and practice in the theatrical arts in order to consolidate peace and friendship among peoples, deepen mutual understanding, and increase creative cooperation among all people in the theatrical arts. To achieve this purpose, ITI shall: Encourage activities and creation in the field of live performing arts, theater, dance, musical theater;

-To cooperate actively in the development of the "Theatre of Nations" festival and to encourage and coordinate the organization of theatrical congresses, workshops and expert meetings, as well as festivals, exhibitions and competitions, in cooperation with its members.
-To defend the free development of the performing arts and to contribute to the protection of the rights of performing arts professionals.

-Aim to broaden the existing collaboration between performing arts disciplines and organizations, both national and international;
-Establish international offices and encourage the establishment of ITI National Centers in all countries;
-Collect documents, disseminate all types of information and publish publications in the field of performing arts;

ITI UNESCO/ITI SPAIN/Fundación de la Danza "Alicia Alonso".


Collaboration grants for graduate students in the field of the Performing Arts.

Aimed at new students in the Master's Degree in Performing Arts and Management and Leadership of Cultural Projects.


If someone is from a country where there is not an active ITI Center or Collaborating Member, the Board of the Committee may decide on the person's membership.


Higher Education Network

ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts of more than 20 institutions of higher education and research in the performing arts.


Regional Councils

The General Assembly or the Executive Council may establish Regional Councils composed of representatives of Centers and Cooperating Members.


Educational Projects

Focused on the development and promotion of quality arts education, focused on actions for the preservation of European intangible heritage.


Project groups

The programs, aligned with the ITI Objectives, must be formulated and executed by its board of directors, being accountable to the ITI General Assembly.

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World Capital

World Capital of the Performing Arts, a title awarded to a city for the quality of its programs to support and promote the performing arts.