The Audience Programme Board has convened for the first time.

March saw the first activities for the prepared international project Be SpectACTive!, whose purpose, among other things, is to activate local audiences. The first of the project’s outputs was the formation of the Audience Programme Board, which joins 30 residents from Nitra and allows them to take part in the programme selection for the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra 2019. The diverse panel, consisting of locals aged 15 to 68, was created on the basis ofan open call published in January. Its members will meet 6 more times and discuss their proposals with the project coordinator, theatre critic Miro Zwiefelhofer, the festival’s Board of Curators as well as other experts in the field.

The first meeting of the Audience Programme Board took place on 12 March at the Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra. The members were offered a look behind the festival scenes by festival director Darina Kárová, learned about the Be SpectACTive! project and their respective roles and had the chance to meet each other as well as members of the festival staff.

Be SpectACTive! is funded from public resources by the EU’s Creative Europe Programme and the Slovak Arts Council.