Worldwide association of amateur theatre. Members in 80 countries on 5 continents

The American Society for Theatre Research, established in 1956, provides an organization and public voice for theatre scholars and promotes the cause of theatre as a field for serious scholarly study and research.

The European Network of Information Centres for the Performing Arts has members in 9 different European countries and partners in 7 others. The goal of the Network is to gather and to make available all information on the performing arts (music excluded) to performing art professionals, not only within Europe but also globally. Our most important projects at the moment are the Festival and Venue Guides: a searchable database of festivals and venues in Europe.

The Informal European Theatre Meeting is an international forum in which theatre and dance professionals can meet and talk, sharing reflections, problems, solutions and setting up the conditions for practical exchange and collaboration. IETM consists of more than 300 subscribing professional theatre and dance organisations from nearly 40 different countries. They work mainly in the innovative performing arts field.

The International Federation for Theatre Research / Fédération Internationale pour la Recherche Théâtrale (IFRT/FIRT) promotes collaboration and the exchange of information between individuals and organisations concerned with theatre research.

Founded in 1948, the International Society for the Performing Arts Foundation is a professional society whose members are leaders in the world of the performing arts in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. ISPA's members come from over 50 countries worldwide.

The International Theatre Institute (ITI), an international non-governmental organization (NGO) was founded in Prague in 1948 by UNESCO and the international theatre community. The ITI has national centres in over 90 countries. The ITI maintains formal associate relations with UNESCO and is its principal international NGO partner in the field of the live performing arts. The ITI General Secretariat is based at UNESCO House in Paris.

The International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT) is charged with the tasks of establishing and maintaining an international exchange of the knowledge and practice of the following disciplines: Scenography, Theatre Architecture and Technology together with other relevant and related areas of theatrical technical development.

Société Internationale des Bibliothèques et des Musées des Arts du Spectacle - International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts.

Thalia Germanica
An international society for research into the history of the German-language theatre abroad.

Theatre Library Association
a non-profit, educational organization established in 1937 to promote the collection, preservation, and use of theatrical and performing arts materials. Membership includes librarians, scholars, curators, archivists, performers, writers, designers, historians, collectors, and students

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