The Performing Arts Support Programme in Ajara builds on the success of our Theatre Partnership project in Ajara which took place between 2012 and 2014. As part of a Memorandum of Cooperation the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia funded the three-year Theatre Development programme. In July 2014 British Council signed a renewed memorandum with the Ministry.
The project has developed in two directions: creative collaborations and professional development.
The aims of the project are:
- To develop partnership between the Ajara Autonomous Republic and British theatres is the development of cooperation between Great Britain and Ajara (Georgia) in the field of theatre arts.
- To encourage dialogue at various levels and mutually beneficial cooperation between the representatives of the UK and Georgian theatres; to promote professional development of regional theatres; to share international experience
- Maintenance of traditions as well as strengthening modern tendencies of performing arts; encouragement of new generations and new directions of theatre; Bringing new audience and maintenance of the old one by offering diverse repertoire for all segments.