Event Updates

Jerry Adesewo on Swedish Festivals, Shared Experience and Nigerian Theatre Practices

I spoke to Jerry Adesewo about his experience as a theatre practitioner, his views on Nigerian theatre, and what he hopes to gain from attending Bibu / ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2022.

Artistic Encounters- ‘Lets get Regenerating’

Yesterday afternoon, the first of the Artistic Encounters seminars took place at the Konserthus in Helsingborg. Artistic Encounters acts as a central point for participants to gather and connect with each other and reflect on their experience of the festival so far. The theme for this session was ‘regenerating’ and attendees were offered the opportunity […]

Ukraine Donations

If you are attending Bibu / ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2022 on the ground in Helsingborg, look out for the donation card readers in order to support ASSITEJ Ukraine. You can also watch this video which exemplifies some of the work our TYA colleagues have been doing in Ukraine in recent months.

FOCUS MEDIA AFRIQUE – Culture : Le festival Bibu s’insurge contre la marginalisation artistique

Bibu Festival and ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2022 asks us to “Leave No One Behind”

President of ASSITEJ, Sue Giles, addressed the opening ceremony in a heartfelt message.

ASSITEJ Sweden advocates for children and young peoples’ right to culture

Michael Cocke, Chriman of ASSITEJ Sweden meets with Sweden’s Minister of Culture, Jeanette Gustafsdotte to discuss access to the arts for children and youth in Sweden

‘Everything is Connected’- An Interview with Paulo Merisio

This morning marks the beginning of the Bibu/ ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2022 in Helsingborg and whilst performances and seminars begin, I sat down with Paulo Merisio to talk about his practice and connections to the festival. Merisio is a permanent counsellor of ASSITEJ in the 2021-2024 term and works in relation to ITYARN (The International […]

ASSITEJ Serbia looking at this year’s gathering through a different lens

As the host of the next ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering in 2023, the ASSITEJ Serbia team are looking at this year’s gathering through an additional lens. “We’re attending the full festival including our meeting with the executive committee of ASSITEJ International because we are the next host of the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering… We have a year […]

ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2022 preparations in full swing

The festival offers all participants the opportunity to meet, talk, experience, network and be captivated by performing arts

Open Stages: Performing Arts and Social Inclusion

In these particularly delicate times, we would like to involve you in Open Stages. This project, initiated by Scènes d’enfance – ASSITEJ France, ASSITEJ Italy, and ASSITEJ Spain, focuses on the relationship between performing arts and social inclusion. We have raised some questions which will help us to investigate this context in the different countries […]