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OISTAT President Michael Ramsaur announces that the Secretariat is
as of January 1, 2006 active in Taipei, Taiwan. OISTAT has a new
Executive Director, OISTAT Vice President Wei-Wen Chang, and a new
Secretary Jane Lui. Former Administrative Director Jennifer
Walker, will remain actively working for the organisation in her new
role as Director of Development.
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Taiwan Association for Theatre Technology hosted the OISTAT
Governing Board, and Technology Commission in November 2005.
Following nearly 18 months of planning, discussion, and negotiation, a
formal agreement was signed between OISTAT and the Taiwan Council for
Cultural Affairs at a Ceremony held in conjunction with the meetings.
During the Ceremony, OISTAT Governing Board members gave the CCA officers and TATT committee gifts from their country, in return the Governing Board members received Chinese names.
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During their annual meeting, held in Taipei, Taiwan the Technology
Commission elected Ivo Kersmaekers from the Belgian Association of Scenographers and Theater Technicians as their new Chair.
To read about his vision for the Technology Commission
The 2005 meeting of the Education Commission, Nov 29th - Dec 4th, took place in both London and Nottingham and was hosted by London College of Fashion, Central School of Speech and Drama, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and Nottingham Trent University.
More than 55 international OISTAT delegates and over 90 educators from various design programs from across the UK attended the meeting and the UK/OISTAT EduCom International Symposium on Design for Performance and Interdisciplinarity, held in conjunction.
Minutes of this invigorating event will be published soon on the pages of the Education Commission.
The History and Theory Commission and Scenography Commission will meet in Tel Aviv, Israel from May 28-31, hosted by the Israeli Centre of OISTAT. President Michael Ramsaur has called for candidates for Chair for both Commissions.
The Architecture Commission calls on OISTAT Centres to assist in finding sponsors for the 2007 Architecture Competition.
To read letter from Chair Reinhold Daberto
Long time OISTAT member Richard Brett has extended an offer to OISTAT
members to attend the 2006 Theatre Engineering and Architecture
Conference in London June 11-13, receiving the members rate for
With the new Secretariat of OISTAT up and operating in Taipei,
Taiwan, former Administrative Director, Jennifer Walker has begun her
new work in Amsterdam as OISTAT’s Director of Development. One of
her primary responsibilities will be fundraising and development for
OISTAT and OISTAT projects. To this end OISTAT’s website has a new funding
page. Here you will find information and web links to foundations
and other organisations that fund projects and initiatives in OISTAT
fields. OISTAT members can send information on other funding
sources, and in this way we develop a comprehensive list.
Costume Working Group, Antwerp, Belgium, March 2006
Executive Committee, Ocean Shores, Washington, USA, April 19-23, 2006
History and Theory Commission, Tel Aviv, Israel, May 28-31, 2006
Scenography Commission, Tel Aviv, Israel, May 28-31, 2006
Architecture Commission, Antwerp, Belgium, June 8-10, 2006 Information
Education Commission, Yokohama, Japan, June 14-18, 2006
Governing Board Meeting, Shanghai, China, November 2006