Producers in Arts 1

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206PSM1 Z 3 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. Student acquires necessary knowledge in the area of current tendencies in Czech and world theatre, performing arts and culture in general.
  2. Student acquires the skill to analyse the environment of live arts in the Czech Republic and abroad and applies the knowledge in their production practice.
  3. Student is prepared to perform the duties of a producer (or director of an arts organization or festival), that is, a person responsible for concept preparations of the content and program arrangement of the event, and co-responsible for the assembly of the arts team, staffing and artistic results of the project.

Mode of study

Series 8 Combined class where a group of instructors (Prokop, Kubišta) take part and DAMU Production Dept. master's studies students take part. Classes include the participation of one or more guests in combination with student presentations on previously assigned topics.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No knowledge requirements.

Course contents

Instruction is through acquiring knowledge and experience with personal meetings with figures who serve as examples to the students and inspire them in their own future practice. Student participation is required.

Each semester block of classes is devoted to one topic. For this topic a total of 4 producers are invited who are guests for the classes. Part of these, aside from the presentations by the guests are examples of their work, archive material, video and audio recordings, photographs, etc. Emphasis is placed on a wide spectrum of artistic practice and presentation of diverse approaches of artistic creation. The classes are supplemented with presentations by students on an assigned topic for the topic block.

Study aims:

  1. Introduction to a wide variety of contemporary Czech producers and arts management figures who have significantly influenced the development and understanding of kulture projects management in the Czech dimensions.
  2. To present selected contemporary foreign figures of culture management
  3. Broaden the awareness of the irreplaceable role of the producer for the rise and existence of an arts project.

Recommended or required reading

Cihlář, O., Jordan H.: Orbis cirkus, NAMU, Praha 2014

Cikánek, M., Žáková, E., Lehečková, E., Jaurová, Z., Bednář, P.: Kreativní průmysly - příležitost pro novou ekonomiku II, Institut umění - Divadelní ústav, Praha, 2013

Dvořák, J., Kreativní management pro divadla, aneb, O divadle jinak: Kapitoly k tématu realizace divadla. Praha: Pražská scéna, 2004

Chládková, B. Divadelní systémy v Evropě. Praha: Divadelní ústav, 2001

Ljubková M. a kol.: Šťastná generace. Režiséři z alterny., Pražská scéna, 2014

Nekolný B.: Studiové divadlo a jeho české cesty. Praha: Scéna, 1991

Smolíková M. ed., Management umění. Praha: ProCulture, 2008

Šesták J.: Divadlo - kultura - podmínky (Osobní zkušenost), Edice disk, KANT, 2012

Václavová, D., Žižka, T.: Site Specific, Pražská scéna, Praha 2008

and others according to guest intentions.

Assessment methods and criteria

75% class attendance, discussion particpation and one approx. 20-min presentation before the other students on an assigned topic are required. Winter semester study is completed with credit.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room R310
Učebna R310 (DAMU)

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)

(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 12:00–14:00 Petr PROKOP
Učebna R310 (DAMU)
Karlova 26, Praha 1
lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans