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Hooray! We are celebrating our 10-year anniversary in 2023! The celebrations will be themed around the future of arts.

Alexandria Nova

Alexandria Nova network explored what the art of directing is and how it is taught. It was formed by seven study programmes of directing of different countries together with their partners.


The Alexandria Nova network explored what the art of directing is and how it is taught. The project, implemented in 2019-2022, provided a chance for students, teachers and professionals in the field of directing to share their thinking and knowledge across national borders. This was central to the development of the art form, as in many countries study programmes are very small.

At the end of the development project in 2022, the network published a book on directors art and an online library that complements it. The co-operation will continue even after the project.


  1. Germany: Hochschule für Schauspielkunst ‘ERNST BUSCH’, Berlin (main organiser)
  2. Denmark: Den Danske Scenekunstskole, Copenhagen
  3. Norway: Kunsthogskolen i Oslo, Oslo
  4. Lithuania: Lietuvos Muzikos ir Teatro Akademija, Vilnius
  5. Iceland: Listahaskoli Islands, Reykjavik
  6. Sweden: Stockholms Kunstnarliga Hogskola, Stockhom
  7. Finland: The Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts, Helsinki

Also involved:

  • Brazil: SP Escola de Teatro, São Paulo

What did we do?

Alexandria Nova organised workshops and joint working time for network students and teachers. The annual open seminar dealt with the basics of directing. National gatherings invited art professionals to discuss the topic.

Project name

Alexandria Nova




Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

Lead organisation

Hochschule für Schauspielkunst ‘ERNST BUSCH’, Berlin