Germany wide survey on visa refusals,
initiated by the International Theatre Institute - German Centre (ITI)
In 2017, the theatre group KiNiNso Koncepts from Nigeria had to cancel its guest performance at the children's and youth theatre festival Starke Stücke in Hessen; in 2018 the dancers* of the ensemble Les pieds dans la mare from the Ivory Coast did not receive visas; in 2019 two out of four Egyptian artists from a Change of Scene-cooperation had to stay at home.
Individual cases or a system? This cannot be answered because there is no systematic statistical recording of the reasons for refusal of visa applications. We want to fill this gap and conduct a nation-wide survey. The aim of the survey is to find out to what extent exchanges with artists are affected by visa restrictions for the Schengen area.
Were you perhaps already affected by the fact that artists were unable to enter the country?
Then we would like to ask you to take part in our survey and forward it via your mailing list:
Do not hesitate to contact the ITI directly if you have any questions:
+49 (0) 30 6110765 - 0