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Future Meetings of the Fence

Meetings happen through collaboration and planning around a small core team based in-country and/or as part of the diaspora. Meetings happen through collaboration and planning around a small core team based in-country and/or as part of the diaspora.

Fence 30 - Kranj, Slovenia

September/October, 2023

The next Fence network meeting will be for 15-20 people in Kranj, Slovenia September 8th-13th 2023; thanks to Jure Novak, the director of the PreŇ°eren Theatre Kranj, and Kim Komljanec, playwright and part of the team of advisors to the Slovenian Minister of Culture.

Gathering to celebrate 20 years of The Fence, we will be engaging with Slovenian colleagues to learn more about the playwriting landscape there as well as sharing our different models with them. We will also take the opportunity to think together about how the network might continue to adapt to the need for greener travel and meet the challenges of AI.

Our aim is to provide accommodation, some meals, tickets to performances and spaces in which to work. Invitational letters can be provided on request if you want to access funds for travel.

If you think you might be interested in participating, please let Jonathan Meth know (provisionally) as if numbers are large we will also look to perhaps make a joint application to Perform Europe, particularly for those happy to travel more slowly, but graciously!

2024 and beyond

We are exploring the possibiity of future meetings in:

  • Vienna, 2024
  • Helsinki, 2025
  • Bradford, 2025

If you are interested in helping to organise these or other future meetings, please get in touch here