International Lab for Arts Managers

Dates and venue to be announced soon

The Lab for Arts Managers is the part of IUGTE Mentorship Program designed for creative and enthusiastic individuals who are curious and passionate about performing arts, motivated to learn and ambitious to develop their career at international level.

The intensive Lab offers a unique opportunity to become the part of the international multidisciplinary artistic team and to take part in the performance production together with Russian actors at the Russian repertory theatre

The programme will be particularly relevant and valuable to existing arts managers, arts administrators, arts entrepreneurs, producers, arts agents and talent managers, working in various creative industries, seeking further professional development, interested in strengthening their practical knowledge and skills, expanding the scope of professional practice and finding new international network opportunities and collaboration.

One of the Lab objectives is to create the encounter of different arts in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment and to encourage participants to go beyond what they already know or are used to apply in their work relying on and inspired by this unique collaboration. 
The Lab offers a unique intensive arts management practice opportunity collaborating side by side with representatives of various professional backgrounds with different areas of expertise in performing arts - arts managers and arts administrators, actors, directors, dancers, choreographers, film and video makers from different countries.

As the result of the Lab collaboration participants will create and demonstrate the performance on the stage of the Russian Theatre. Arts managers and arts administrators will participate in the co-ordination of this creative process which will help them to develop their skills through a hands-on approach, to discover new professional ambitions and new impulses for development. 

The Lab programme focuses on gaining the practical understanding of the effective performance of arts management functions - planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Participants will have the opportunity to acquire confidence to plan and negotiate, to take risks and make strategic decisions. 
They will also develop a variety of relationships with all kind of professionals - technical crew, artistic crew, performers, audiences, boards of management, etc. in order to develop a practical knowledge applied to a specific project in a repertory theatre.

The working languages are English and Russian
The Lab programme will run in two phases - the preparatory phase and the actual practical phase.

1) Preparatory Phase. Participants will receive the series of practical tasks by email and will send email reports on the completed tasks on scheduled basis.
2) Practical Phase. Participants will take part in the intensive practical Lab at the Russian repertory theatre in the international team together with the Russian actors under the artistic direction of Sergei Ostrenko

Participants who successfully finish the Lab can receive IUGTE Certificate.

The group is forming on a competitive basis. Only several spots are available.
For application and more practical details, please submit the following documents to

Letter of motivation stating your interest in joining the Lab.
Detailed CV describing specific skills and abilities.
Latest head shot with 2-3 additional photos.
Any additional material describing professional experience: web links to past projects, photo, video, reviews, articles, interviews, etc.

"I believe my participation in the IUGTE Arts Management Lab enhanced my development as an arts manager. The lab enabled me to collaborate with a diverse group of young professionals, whom have become a part of my professional network and whom I hope to collaborate with in future. I believe that the bringing together of the creative and management ideas within the group highlighted the broad scope of ideas for both these projects, as well as future projects which we may work on. The program also forced members of the group to think and react to the different issues being raised. Personally, I greatly benefited from the awareness of differences within the international arts community".
Kristopher Kaye, UK

"That was a very intense time in company of passionate and
dedicated persons, all giving insight in different and partly complicated areas. Being concrete and precise in some things helped me to practice concentration again"
Xenia Gusev, Germany