The 15 selected theatre managers will be invited to an orientation session together with their theatre group leader (creative head) for initial two days. 2 more candidates who are working as freelancer manager and are interested in working with theatre sector also will be invited as participants. After the orientation, only the managers will proceed with the 5 days long workshop where they will be provided with the context and theory of art management.

The workshop will provide a space for different theatre group, their managers and freelancers to discuss and develop possibilities and strategies for strengthening efforts, collaboration and coordination to develop a systemic management of art related activities. It will also be helpful in resolving tensions between creative and management sector of art related organizations.

Requirements for candidate managers:

  • Actively working in management sector of any theatre organization from Nepal (not the leader)
  • Vision to develop and apply creative management process which also respects artists and team
  • Strong dedication to art management work
  • Willingness to reflect and analyze oneself, one's work and society for learning
  • Active participation throughout the workshop/Willing and able to join full time
  • Willingness to manage/coordinate at least one theatre production based on the workshop's learning.

To Apply:

  • Fill out application form and sign terms of participation(can be accessed online or taken from Mandala, for group/people outside of KTM without internet-access please call Mandala how to get the form)
  • Portfolio of Group and applying Group Manager (e.g. a detailed resume)
  •  Hand in the application form, signed terms of participation and portfolio via email or directly at Mandala no later than the evening of 21st July, 2018 (later applications will not be considered!)
  • A Selection Committee will make a selection of candidate managers based on their resume.
  • Selected Candidate Managers should bring their group leaders (creative heads) to attend a 2 days orientation in the beginning of the workshop.
  • Selected candidates from out-side of Kathmandu will get the food, accommodation and travel cost from the organizers.
  • You will receive confirmation of your participation by 25th July, 2018.
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Mandala Theatre is seeking application from qualified national individual for the position of training facilitator for our upcoming art management workshop. The details for the position are listed below.


TOR – Terms of Reference

Training facilitator (National Position)

For "7 days Theatre Art Management Workshop for Theatre Managers and Theatre Group Leaders"


About Mandala

Mandala is a group of young, enthusiastic, dedicated and diverse theatre workers. After long training and individual involvement in this field, Mandala Theatre-Nepal was formed to work together. We want to develop a participatory and inclusive space open to various genres of literature and inalienably linked to theatre.

The advancement of theatrical arts is our commitment; the production of innovative and creative works of art is our goal. We have devoted ourselves to exploring, popularizing and preserving the varieties of traditional and indigenous theatrical forms of our society, and we look ahead to work even more actively in the days ahead.

Our theatre is a strong voice for social justice, political awareness, and human rights. The driving spirit of Mandala is our people’s freedom and happiness.


Summary of Position

The training facilitator will facilitate a 7-days workshop on "Theatre Art Management Workshop for Theatre Managers and Theatre Group Leaders" She/he will offer relevant accompanying material and theoretical, as well as practical experience in the area. The workshop will be in 2 phases. The first phase will be a 2 days intensive orientation and practical session for theatre group leaders together with their managers and freelancer managers whereas the second phase will be a 5 days intensive workshop for Theatre Managers from different theatre group and freelancers. Objective for the workshop is to support Nepali theatre becoming more relevant and reliable to society by applying systematic and transparent management system.The training facilitatorwill work closely with Mandala’s Peace Worker Team to support Mandala in the implementation of this project, as well as its post-processing.


Content which needs to be covered through the workshop

  • Creative art management
  • Cooperation/Conflict between management and artists
  • Manager’s leadership skills and communication skills
  • Steps of the production-process and manager’s role and responsibilities
  • System as integrated practice for theatre art and managers
  • Integrated practice of highlighting challenges, limitations and potentials in theatrical work

Topics for first two days' orientation

  • What is management in general concept? How do we see it?
  • What is the management practices currently being practiced by different organizations?
  • What is art management in general? Why it is important? How it is different or similar to other management system? (With the focus on to theatre management.)
  • How can we bring changes/growth in theatre by practicing theatre/art management?
  • How to build understanding/strengthen relationship between art managers and leaders?

Topics for five days' workshop

  • Managerial concepts and practices
  • How to create sustainability of art organization?
  • Art Marketing
  • Financial management (sponsors/fund-raising/accounts/taxation etc)
  • Collaboration with corporate sectors (how art manager can play the vital role?)
  • Production Analysis
  • Policy making for organization
  • Documentation
  • Organizational chart (roles and responsibilities and required skills)
  • Manager’s leadership skills and communication skills
  • Other terminologies

Qualifications and experience

  • Relevant academic qualifications
  • Various practical experience in art management related work
  • Innovative project coordination experience
  • Good skill in human resource identification and mobilization
  • Passionate about inclusive management work
  • High ability of self-analysis and self-reflection plus the ability to role-model it
  • Ability to promote equality and empowerment in the workshop- and performance-space related to Gender and Social Inclusion
  • Practical teaching experience in the relevant area
  • Good communication skills in Nepali and English


General Information

The workshop will be facilitated from 5th- 11th September 2018 in Kathmandu. Based on the facilitator’s interest and availability, she/he is encouraged to join the selection committee of the participants as volunteer from any day between 23rd- 24th July 2018. Please indicate in your application whether you would be available to join or not.


Please state in your application how you would teach the relevant content of the training as outlined above. Please also indicate a preferred amount of financial compensation (daily rate) and note, that our donor organization will prove your qualifications and decide upon the final rate being offered to you. We apologize for any potential inconvenience caused and encourage you to clearly state your academic and practical experience in the CV for the best financial outcome possible.

Please hand in a Cover Letter, CV, Tentative Schedule and Content for the Workshop, names and contact details of two referees, and a portfolio or similar documentation of previous relevant performance- and facilitation- experiences via email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  &  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or as hard-copy at Mandala’s office in Anamnagar. The application has to be in English. Deadline for application is the 18th July 2018.

For further questions and inquiries please email to the above addresses.

Please refrain from phone inquiries. You will be contacted on 20th July 2018 if you are selected and invited to an interview process on 22nd July 2018.

Please note that the realization of this project pends budget-approval.

Women, people with disabilities and/or ethnic minorities will be favored and are especially encouraged to apply.


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नेपाली कला प्रवद्र्धनको क्षेत्रमा आफ्नो परिचय बनाउँदै गरेको कम्पनी लेट्स इन्टरटेनमेन्ट प्रालिले मण्डला थिएटर नेपालसँगको सहकार्यमा पूर्वाञ्चल (प्रदेश नं. १) का आठ विभिन्न शहरहरु समेट्ने गरी दोश्रो पूर्वाञ्चल नाट्य यात्रा २०७४ को आयोजना गर्ने भएको छ । दोश्रो पूर्वाञ्चल नाट्य यात्रा २०७४ अन्र्तगत मण्डला नाटक समुह नेपालको चर्चित नाटक सरजमिनलाई लिएर घुम्ती रंगमञ्च भ्रमण कार्यक्रम गरिनेछ । प्रवीण खतिवडाको निर्देशनमा तयार नाटक सरजमिनमा नेपाली रंगमञ्चका चर्चित कलाकारहरु बुद्धि तामाङ, बिजय बराल, बिकाश जोशी, उमेश तामाङ, सोमनाथ खनाल, रञ्जना ओली, बिनिता गुरुङ्ग, संयोग गुरागाईं, रोहित पौडेल, सिजन दाहाल, इँगिहोपो कोइँच सुनुवारलगायतको अभिनय रहेको छ । २०७४ पुष २४ गते इटहरीबाट शुरु हुने नाट्ययात्रा त्यहाँबाट क्रमशः लेटाङ्ग, बेलबारी, चुलाचुली, धुलाबारी, झोराहाट, रमाइलो हुँदै माघ महिनाको ८ गते बिराटनगरमा समापन हुनेछ । नाट्य यात्राका लागि मण्डलाको कलाकार टोली आगामी २३ गते आइतबार पूर्व प्रस्थान गर्दैछ ।

लेट्स इन्टरटेनमेन्ट प्रालिद्वारा गत वर्ष आयोजित पूर्वाञ्चल नाट्य यात्रा २०७३ को दोश्रो संस्करणको रुपमा दोश्रो पूर्वाञ्चल नाट्य यात्रा २०७४ आयोजना गर्न लागिएको हो । यस नाट्य यात्राको पहिलो संस्करणलाई राजधानीबाहिर  नेपाली रंगमञ्चको विस्तार गर्न प्रभावकारी भूमिका खेलेको कार्यक्रम मानिन्छ । दश दिवसीय उक्त घुम्ती रंगमञ्च कार्यक्रमअन्र्तगत पूर्वका धरान, इटहरी, बिराटनगर, बेलबारी, लेटाङ र दमकजस्ता शहरहरुमा बन्द प्रेक्षागृहभित्र मण्डला थिएटर नेपालको चर्चित नाटक डिग्री माइला मञ्चन गरिएको थियो । त्यसैगरी मण्डला थिएटर नेपालको घुम्ती रंगमञ्च बस जुनकिरीमा मनचिन्ते फिरन्ते नाटकको मञ्चन गरिएको थियो ।

दोश्रो पूर्वाञ्चल नाट्य यात्रा २०७४ अन्र्तगत मण्डला नाटक समुह नेपालको १५ सदस्यीय कलाकार टोलीले १५ दिनका लागि पूर्वाञ्चल भ्रमण गर्नेछ । भ्रमणका क्रममा टोलीले झापाको धुलाबारी,  इलामको  चुलाचुली, सुनसरीको इटहरी लगायत मोरङ्गका रमाइलो, बेलबारी, लेटाङ्ग, झोराहाट र बिराटनगरमा नाटक सरजमिन मञ्चन गर्नेछ । नाट्य यात्राको यसपटकको आकर्षण हुनेछ– स्थाीनय कलाकारहरुका लागि दिइने ५० घण्टे अभिनय कार्यशाला । कार्यक्रमको दौरान मण्डलाको व्यवसायिक कलाकारहरुको टोलीले स्थानीय स्तरमा नाटक गरीरहेका र सिक्न चाहने कम्तीमा २५ कलाकारहरुलाई अभिनयसम्बन्धि आधारभूत प्रशिक्षण दिनेछ । मण्डला थिएटर नेपालका निर्देशक राजन खतिवडा र नाटक सरजमिनका निर्देशक प्रवीण खतिवडासहित नाट्य यात्रामा सरीक अन्य कलाकारहरुले कार्यशालामा तालिम प्रदान गर्नेछन् भने त्यसको सुपरिवेक्षण नेपाली अभिनेता दयाहाङ्ग राईले गर्नुहुनेछ । घुम्ती रंगमञ्च भ्रमणअन्र्तगतको यो कार्यक्रमले राजधानी र मोफसलका कलाकारहरुबीच सञ्चार सम्पर्क बढाउने मात्र नभएर स्थानीय कला र कलाकारहरुलाई सशक्तीकरण गराउन समेत मदत पु¥याउने विश्वास गरिन्छ ।

दोश्रो पूर्वाञ्चल नाट्य यात्रा २०७४ को माध्यमद्वारा पूर्वी नेपालका कलाप्रेमी समुदायहरु माझ गुणस्तरीय नाट्य प्रस्तुतिहरु लैजाने उद्देश्य मण्डला थिएटर नेपाल र लेट्स इन्टरटेनमेन्टले राखेको छ । नेपालका चर्चित कलाकार र उनीहरुको प्रस्तुतिलाई स्थानीय समुदायका दर्शकहरुले आफ्नै घरआँगनमा हेर्न पाउने भएकाले पूर्वमा यस कार्यक्रमको विशेष महत्व रहनेछ । यस कार्यक्रमको ध्येय केन्द्रिकृत नेपाली कला र सांस्कृतिक गतिविधिलाई विकेन्द्रित गर्नु मात्र नभई राष्ट्रियस्तरमा ख्याति कमाएका ब्राण्ड र उत्पादनहरुलाई राष्ट्रकै चर्चित सेलिब्रेटीहरुको माध्यमद्वारा स्थानीय स्तरमा प्रवद्र्धन गराउने मौका प्रदान गर्नु पनि हो । स्थानीय संघसंस्थाहरुसँग मिलेर आयोजना गरिने भएकोले यस कार्यक्रमले स्थानीय कला र संस्कृतिको विकासमा टेवा पु¥याउने विश्वास पनि हामीले लिएका छौं । यसका स्थानीय आयोजकहरुमा कलालय इटहरी, परिवर्तन थिएटर काँकडभिट्टा, चुलाचुली रंगमञ्च चुलाचुली, रमाइलो युवा क्लव रमाइलो, झोराहाट नाट्य केन्द्र भोराहाट र आरोहण गुरुकुल बिराटनगर रहेका छन् । बेलबारी र लेटाङ्गमा भने स्थानीय सरकार र सम्पूर्ण संघसंस्थाहरुसँग समन्वय गरेर सहकार्यमा कार्यक्रम आयोजना गरिदैंछ । कार्यक्रमको व्यवस्थापन लेट्स इन्टरटेनमेन्ट प्रा.लिका कार्यकारी प्रमुख बिकाश बुढाथोकीले गर्दैछन् ।

कार्यक्रमको प्रचारप्रसार तथा सफलताका लागि आआफ्नो क्षेत्रबाट सहयोग गरिदिन हुन सम्पूर्ण पत्रकार मित्रहरु तथा सञ्चार माध्यमहरुमा हार्दिक अनुरोध गर्दछौं । 

कार्यक्रमसम्बन्धित थप जानकारीका लागि ०१४२४९७६१ वा ९८४९००९८२६ वा ९८४२७९०६२२ मा सम्पर्क गर्न सकिनेछ । हाम्रो फेसबुक पेज बाट समेत थप सूचना लिन सकिनेछ !

सद्भाव, सहयोग तथा सुझावको अपेक्षासहित ।

(तस्वीर: नबिनबाबु गुरुङ)


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