Call for Applications for SMART workshop in Pune (CLOSED)

Have you ever felt that you could do the most amazing things in theatre?

That you had all these brilliant ideas and energy and ability, BUT there were always things
pulling you back -- not enough funds, not enough audience, not enough time from your group...
and the list goes on...

Then SMART is for you!

SMART is Strategic Management in the Art of Theatre, a collaborative initiative, managed by India Foundation for the Arts and Junoon, under the aegis of India Theatre Forum.

As a theatre group, we have a vision and dreams, passion and commitment. What we often find challenging is being able to create a practical roadmap that will help us realise these dreams.

SMART is a three-day workshop that seeks to sharpen the thinking and working processes of theatre groups. The programme poses questions and possibilities that will push groups to consider how you might optimize your strengths, overcome constraints and make a significant and positive impact on the internal functioning of your group as well as impact your local theatre ecology.

What is special about SMART?
SMART builds on the experience and knowledge within the theatre community, while also drawing upon international learnings and experience to add strength and value to our theatre-making. It is facilitated by some of the country's leading theatre makers and arts managers, and, is the first programme especially tailored for the needs of theatre in India.

The facilitators for this workshop are -
Sanjna Kapoor (Co-Founder and Director, Junoon)
Arundhati Ghosh (Executive Director, India Foundation for the Arts)
Sudhanva Deshpande (actor and director, Jana Natya Manch and Executive Director, Studio Safdar)
Sunil Shanbag (Co-Founder of Arpana Theatre and Tamaasha Theatre, producer and director)
Sameera Iyengar (Co-Founder and Director, Junoon)

Who can apply to SMART?
Theatre groups.

How much does it cost?
The fees for this three-day course are a nominal Rs. 1,500/- per participating individual. This is to cover basic costs of the workshop.
Theatre groups from outside Pune are welcome to apply. In case you are travelling from out of town to attend SMART, you will need to organize your own travel and accommodation.
Lodging facility for 10 persons is available for a reasonable cost at Maharashtra Cultural Centre's Sudarshan Rangamanch, Shaniwar Peth, Pune 411030. Do inform us in advance if you need to avail of this facility.

How to Apply:
We urge each group to send two members to the workshop.
Click here for the SMART Application Form. It will open the online Application Form.
Fill it up online on or before 12th November 2018.
You will receive an acknowledgement on filing your application.
Your participation in the workshop will be confirmed to you by email on or before 14th November 2018.
Once your participation in the workshop is confirmed, the fees will have to be paid on or before
17th November 2018.

SMART 2018 चं सर्व कामकाज मुख्यतः इंग्रजी भाषेत चालणार असलं तरीही या उपक्रमात सहभागी होण्यासाठी नाट्यकर्मीना इंग्रजीचं प्राथमिक ज्ञानही पुरेसं ठरेल. नाट्यकर्मीना कधीही गरज भासल्यास कार्यशाळेतल्या मार्गदर्शक आणि आयोजकांपैकी काहीजण इंग्रजी - मराठी अनुवादकाचं काम आनंदाने करतील.

For more information in English, click here
For more information in Marathi, click here

For queries about the workshop, please contact Ms. Rupali Bhave at
For media queries, please contact Mr. Pramod Kale of Maharashtra Cultural Centre at +91-98508 39917

Managed by: India Foundation for the Arts (IFA), Junoon & SMART
Supported by: Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Here are the specifics of the workshop in Pune:
Dates: 21st, 22nd, 23rd November 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Rangadarshan Sabhagruha, Building D, Udyog Bhavan, Hirabaug Chowk, Tilak Road,
Shukrawar Peth, Pune - 411 042
Charges: Rs. 1,500/- per participating individual

Mode of Payment: Cash / Cheque / Online transfer
Cash to be paid at The Office, Building D, Udyog Bhavan, Hirabaug Chowk, Tilak Road,
Shukrawar Peth, Pune - 411 042
Cheque to be drawn in the name of 'MAHARASHTRA CULTURAL CENTRE'
Online Payment details
Account no. - 20136920956
Account type - SAVINGS
IFSC Code - MAHB0000675