Welcome to AAG2019

Assitej Artistic Gathering 2019 is the world’s most important gathering of professionals working within the field of performing arts for young audiences. Join the hundreds of delegates who are expected to the picturesque coastal town of Kristiansand in the very south of Norway. Enjoy an intimate festival, with all events taking place within walking distance. Experience top notch international productions, and get to know what is going on in the Nordic region. Engage in discussions that might define the future of the arts and how they communicate with the most important audience, namely the children!

"Towards the Unknown - Confronting the Present"

"Towards the Unknown" is the overall theme ASSITEJ has engaged itself in this three-year period. In Kristiansand we will confront the present: What is the status of the performing arts for young audiences around the world today?

We think much depends on how we perceive the child, and how we define childhood. How are our different views on childhood reflected in contemporary performing arts?