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IDEA is an association of individuals and professional associations supporting and promoting drama/theatre and education. IDEA is open to regional and international associations and to other institutes, bodies, networks, organisations, schools, universities and individuals working in drama/theatre and education. We represent drama/theatre and education in a world context.

We liaise with other national and international organisations working in all fields relevant to education, especially education through the arts.

  • we organise regional and international congresses for drama/theatre and education;
  • we initiate research into and development of drama/theatre and education;
  • we produce international publications and facilitate the circulation of information relevant to drama/theatre and education;
  • we encourage the exchange of drama/theatre practitioners between our member associations;
  • we promote projects and the work of Young IDEA.

IDEA is your international association encouraging and supporting drama/theatre and education.


Leadership and Committees


Between General Council Meetings, IDEA is managed by the Executive Committee, in collaboration with the General Meeting Committee and the Accountancy Committee.

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


The Executive Committee is elected by the General Council and manages  the conduct of current affairs of IDEA. 

President:

Sanja K. Tasic

Serbia

Treasurer:

Joachim Reiss

Germany

Director of Communications:

Coollen Roche

Australia

Vice President:

Liliana Galvan

Peru

Director of Publications:

Beth Murray

USA

Directors of Projects:

  

  Tom Willems        Tomas Leijen

Netherlands

IDEA Secretary:

Alexandra Espiridiao

Portugal

Director or Research:

Zeki Ozen

Turkey

Directors of Young IDEA:

   

    Nefeli Angelogou     Kathrin Gooses 

Germany


GENERAL MEETING COMMITTEE


The General Meeting Committee is elected by the General Council and manages the preparation and guidance of the Meeting of the General Council. 

President:

Kristin Runde

Norway

Vice President:

Asa Ragnarsdottir

Iceland

Secretary:

Patrick Ogutu

Kenya


ACCOUNTANCY COMMITTEE


The Accountancy Committee is elected by the General Council and entrusted with appointing an independent auditor to perform the annual auditing of IDEA's books and reporting it to the General Council. 

President:

Dagmar Hoefferer

Austria

Vice President:

Christine Hatton

Australia

Secretary:

Arnold Koledji

Togo





ELECTED OFFICERS TRANSITION




Administration


While much of the work of IDEA is voluntary, IDEA uses part of IDEA's limited budget for an Administrator. 

The role of the IDEA Administrator is to work closely with both the IDEA President and the elected officers to manage the business requirements of the association.

These duties include:

  • Participation in planning and operational meetings;
  • Processing both incoming and outgoing correspondence;
  • Developing and maintaining an effective process for record-keeping and archiving;
  • Liaising with individual elected officers regarding matters related to their individual portfolios;
  • Managing and updating the membership database;
  • Managing and updating the IDEA web site;In conjunction with the Treasurer, sending out the annual Call for Fees, together with appropriate reminders;
  • In conjunction with the President, developing proposed annual budgets; In conjunction with the Secretary, responding to enquiries regarding membership;
  • Where possible, attending General Council Meetings;
  • Preparing a quarterly report on the operation of the IDEA Secretariat.



Constitution


The work of IDEA is directed by the Constitution registered in Portugal. In 2019, the IDEA Constitution was revised.

IDEA Constitution Oct 16, 2019


Operational Manual


While the Constitution provides the legal framework for action, the Operational Manual includes the practical day-to-day guidelines for running IDEA.

IDEA Operational Manual Sep, 2020

IDEA is a non-profit professional association for Drama Education registered in Portugal. 

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English: International Drama/Theatre and Education Association 

Portuguese: Associação Internacional de Teatro Educação

French : Association Internationale Théâtre et Éducation 

Spanish: Associación Internacional Teatro y Educación 

Chinese: 国际戏剧/戏剧和教育协会

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