Pallati i Rinise, 111
10030 Prishtina
Kosovo

ODA Teatri (www.teatrioda.com; www.fb.com/teatrioda) is an independent cultural organization committed to professional development of the Arts and Culture, undertaking initiatives, programs and projects in the field of producing and co-producing contemporary art work in theatre, music and arts in public space in Kosovo, region, Europe and wider. Since its creation in 2003, in its own venue in central Prishtina and in other places in and out of Kosovo ODA has carried more than 60 unique arts and culture projects so far serving around 25 000 direct audience yearly.
ODA is a member of IN SITU, the European Platform for Artistic Creation in Public Space (www.in-situ.info) and in the frame of its European partnership in this platform also organizes HAPU Festival in Prishtina (www.hapu.me; www.fb.com/hapufest) dedicated for art in public space, where are presented European artists working in public space, but also local work and local artist working in public space. At the other hand ODA promotes Kosovan artists inside and outside of Kosovo, both in performing arts but also emerging artists working in public space.
ODA developed also a number of co-productions with various European and US partners. Long lasting strategic partner is Blessed Unrest (www.blessedunrest.org) with whom ODA has carried out numerous co productions created with fully collaborative processes in specific and unique bilingual theatre productions, such as "Doruntine" or "Sworn Virgin" performed in Balkans, New York and numerous European cities, with latest participation of "Doruntine" in "Secondo" Festival in Zurich in November 2016, where the production was granted the Festival's award.
ODA is involved largely also in "Arts in Education" field with numerous initiatives and activities with and for children and young people, ranging from theatre weeks, summer schools, inter disciplinary workshops, permanent groups to creation of 20 theatre clubs in the public education system in the country involving more than 400 children and 20 teachers working with the clubs.
In the field of cultural policy, ODA has created numerous initiatives and projects working in the field of development of cultural policies in local and national level and has initiated a creation of Cultural Forum, a Kosovo network of independent cultural organisations (www.forumikulturor.net) that gathers around 55 independent cultural organisations in the country and its work has produced more than 30 knowledge products in the form of policy briefs, policy papers, research reports, focus group reports and many others, many of them available also in English: http://forumikulturor.net/?page=1,15.
ODA is driven by principles of: open mind; no fear; overcome obstacles; no prejudice; embrace; learn; enjoy; give and receive; facilitate; simplify; encourage; forgive; share; exchange and mutual understanding.

Performance Art, Physical Theatre, Playwriting, Street arts, Site specific work, Theatre, Youth Theatre