The first Swedstage was organized in 2012 in an effort to present, to see and experience the very best of Swedish performing arts for children, youth and adults. Every second year we have presented exclusively selected Swedish performances, able to tour and available for an international audience.
During the years we have presented 45 full length performances, made 14 pitch performance presentations for 192 foreign guests coming from different 59 countries. More than 40 countries have been visited by Swedish companies based on invitations received during and after each Swedstage. Colleagues and friends from all over the world have gathered in Stockholm during three days in November. We have offered not only the possibility to see performances, encounters with Swedish artist and officials, but also venues all over Stockholm and the region, visits to museums and restaurants. Our ambition has always been to create a welcoming atmosphere and a nice ambience.
ASSITEJ Sweden is the national centre of international ASSITEJ consisting of more than 90 member countries worldwide. The organisation is a platform for everyone working with or having an interest in performing arts for children and youth. Our members include theatre- and dance groups, organisations and institutions, critics and cultural journalists, programmers, amateur theatres, organisations and associations as well as actors, directors, set designers and playwrights.
ASSITEJ Sweden works to spread knowledge of Swedish performing arts for children and youth by organising exchanges, performances, festivals, workshops and seminars.
We run joint projects with international partners from different parts of the world. Currently we are working with partners in Lebanon, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
ASSITEJ Sweden is an owner of bibu.se – the Swedish performing arts biennial for children and youth. bibu.se offers a selection of Swedish stage productions together with international guest performances. With an impressive selection of shows, seminars, workshops, forums and other happenings, bibu.se, creates a venue for artistic inspiration and reflexion.
Swedish Performing Arts Coalition – Swedish ITI is the forum for co-operation and information within Swedish performing arts, and a centre for contact and exchange across borders. We address issues within education, documentation and cultural policy.
Swedish Performing Arts Coalition is a member organisation for Swedish theatres, theatre and dance institutions and organisations within Swedish performing arts.
Swedish Performing Arts Coalition runs various national and international projects such as promoting Swedish drama internationally, organising workshops in different countries and showcasing Swedish performing arts for the international market.
We arrange the Swedish Biennial for Performing Arts, which is the largest Swedish national festival. The biennial is held every second year and offers the best Swedish performances as well as international guest productions, workshops, seminars, master classes and many other opportunities for artist exchange and dialogue.
We are also responsible for a database with documentation and publication of facts and statistics of all performances produced in Sweden.