AAG 2019


ASSITEJ Norway and SAND International festival of performing arts for a young audience welcome you to the international ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering in Kristiansand 2nd – 7th of September 2019. The ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering (AAG) is the international movement`s largest and most important gathering of artists, scholars, presenters and buyers of performing arts for young audiences. Several hundred delegates from all over the world are expected to the picturesque coastal town of Kristiansand in the very south of Norway. The events will take place within a radius of less than 2 kilometers, with the stunning Kilden Theatre and Concert Hall as the main venue.


“Towards the Unknown – Confronting the Present”
«Towards the Unknown» is the overall theme into which ASSITEJ has engaged this three- year period, and at the gathering in Kristiansand we will confront the present to take us one step further. What is the status of the performing arts for young audiences around the world today? We think much depends on how we see the child, and how we define childhood.Simple questions with conflicting answers, depending on where you come from and what standpoint you`ve got. How are our different views on childhood reflected in the performing arts today?

The deadline for submissions was 20 September.

At the deadline, there were 519 productions from every corner of the world submitted.

An appointed artistic council with international representation will curate the program. The selected companies will be notified at latest in January 2019, and the artistic program will be launched medio March 2019.