The Board is pleased to announce an initiative conceived by our former president, Michele Chung. She has agreed to stay on a taskforce to help realize this project and support the development of Playback Theatre around the world. Do read the information below and act fast! We look forward to seeing your creative and amazing ideas in promoting Playback Theatre in your area.
The IPTN exists to enable all of us to connect as a global community, foster networking and deepen collective learning and wisdom. It provides an independent, inclusive and global platform that strengthens Playback Theatre Practice through connection and mutual influence.
For years, through the newsletter, Journal, website and recently social media , IPTN has fostered networking and connected Playbackers from around the world. To further strengthen our practice in Playback Theatre and our network, we are providing a “Pilot Grant” to fund the start-up phase of new Playback projects, whose learnings and results will be shared with our Playback community..
The purpose of the Grant is to provide:
- seed money for the start-up phase of a new Playback project
- an opportunity to produce early-stage products and results to be used to secure funding for the remainder of the project or to be a mode that can be replicated in other parts of the world
- an opportunity to review and improve the design of the project, incorporating learnings from the pilot-phase experience for future projects to benefit from.
Proposals for The IPTN Pilot Grant 2018:
- Diversity and inclusion needs to be built into the project
- Examples of new Playback projects
- tackling homelessness
- divided communities/united communities
- youth speak
How does the IPTN Pilot Grant work?
1. In 2018 the IPTN will grant a total of US$5,000 to at least 3 new Playback projects to fund the pilot phase of these projects.
2. The pilot phase must be completed within 9 months of receipt of the Pilot Grant
3. All data related to the pilot and updates shall be stored on the IPTN website for members’ references
4. A mid- project report would be required during the project to demonstrate progress and will be uploaded to the website for IPTN members. Discussion can be made on the website for comments, suggestions and questions.
5. A written report with a detailed account of the project, evaluation / reflection and area of improvements along with videos and photos should be submitted to the Board within three months upon completion of the pilot for uploading to the IPTN website. These materials will be available for members of IPTN. The original proposal to the Board will be uploaded for members of IPTN to have a reference on how proposals can be written and what a realistic budget plan would look like.
6. A presentation slot at international conference for all the pilot projects and their progress thereafter will be made available.
Who can apply for the IPTN Pilot Grant?
- IPTN members who have been members for at least 12 months
- Members/ Person in charge of project should be 18 and over
- Applications will be assessed by a panel comprised of:
- The ITPN Treasurer will co-ordinate the panel
- Three IPTN Board members
- 3 regional reps/members of IPTN
- All members on the panel must declare an interest and refrain from commenting on projects related to them
- If the company of a panel member on the panel is applying, that member is not allowed to take part in the process in any way.
How applications will be assessed?
1. The strength of the proposal to build community (15%)
2. Does this project have the ability to be replicate in other parts of the world? (15%)
3. Sustainability of project (Long-term potential, getting funding for more potential) (15%)
4. Qualification of project-in-charge/ facilitator (Not just Playback Theatre qualification but qualification to work with the target group) and relevant partnership (15%)
5. Budget (reasonable and realistic) (15%)
6. Ways of evaluation and documentation (10%)
7. Innovativeness/ Creativity/ Originality (15%)
Ensuring a fair and independent decision
1. Short listing would be a blind process
2. All applicants will be assigned a reference number
3. Only the reference number would be shown on the content of the proposal details to the judges in the first round
4. Personal details such as name and region, proof of experiences and CV, etc. would only be attached in the second round for the panels considerations
5. This process hopes to ensure a non-biased consideration in the first round of choosing proposals mainly on relevance of the project to the grant’s criteria
6. The decision of the IPTN Board will be final
The IPTN website will become a portal of support worldwide for Playback Theatre practice(s) and help with the promotion of the form as well as supporting members to get resources they need. It is like crowd-brainstorming/ crowd-funding (membership fees) site for Playbackers.
March 3 – May 30, 2018 Call for proposal
May 31, 2018 Deadline for application
July 1, 2018 Announcement of Grantees
July 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019 Pilot Project Implementation
November 30, 2018 Mid project report
May 31, 2019 Final Report
December 2019 Presentation at International Conference, Bangalore India
Kerry Williams (IPTN Vice President) will co-ordinate the project but not participate in the final decision making. Kerry is available via email ( email@example.com) and Skype to answer any questions you may have.