4th Next Generation Program Pakistan 2023

ASSITEJ Pakistan announces call for applications for 4th Next Generation Program Pakistan. 

ASSITEJ Pakistan has been running Next Generation, a theater residency program of ASSITEJ International since past three years. We hosted two NGs in the past, read report of 2018 and 2019 here, along with one online NG.

We are announcing the 4th Next Generation Program for 2023. We will bring emerging artists together to share, exchange, learn and present. The program will have a showcase of projects and works, discussion sessions, development of collaborative performances and performance showcase. 

Next Generation Programs brings about 30 artists together, 15 from Pakistan and 15 international young theatre makers for 11 days to learn from each other and co-create short performances.

Date: 8 – 18 February 2023

Place: Lahore, Pakistan

Application Deadline: 16 January, 2023

(Applications will be processed and successful candidates will be announced on a rolling basis, please do not wait for the deadline to apply.)


Emerging artist aged 18-35 with a passion for storytelling and theatre-making along with a track record of making a significant impact in your community or country

This is an inclusive program and it welcomes everyone

Open for Pakistani Applicants

The program offers:

  • Accommodation on a sharing basis for the duration of the programme
  • Food and logistics
  • Local transportation
  • Workshops by eminent performing arts trainers
  • Platform to network with international theatre community
  • Collaborative performance with international artists
  • Cultural tour of Lahore

For Pakistani applicants: (OPEN)

Fee: 25,000 PKR (Fee will only be charged after the selection.)

For International applicants: (APPLICATION CLOSED)

Participants will manage air travel on their own. ASSITEJ Pakistan will support applicants with the invitation and visa letters upon selection.

How to apply?

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ASSITEJ Pakistan is committed to engage young aspiring artists and professional theatre-makers from all over the world and Pakistan interested in TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences).

Selected International Artists