The ASSITEJ Nordic-Baltic Network has a long history of regional collaboration. The first Nordic ASSITEJ meeting took place in Stockholm in 1981 and since then Nordic meetings, festivals and workshops have been staged on a continuous basis. With collective efforts ASSITEJ World Congresses have been organized in Stockholm (1990), Tromsø (1999) and Malmö/Copenhagen (2011).

In the beginning of the 2000´s the three Baltic countries joined the network extending the cooperation to eight countries. Since 2019, we have hosted a Nordic-Baltic Network House at ASSITEJ Artistic Gatherings.

Our vision is to strengthen TYA in the Nordic-Baltic region, share best practices to inspire others, enable more sustainable TYA production/programming structures, and make ASSITEJ even more visible and relevant as an organisation, both within our region and elsewhere.


Solveig Weinkouff


Marek Demjanov


Tanja Turpeinen


Jānis Znotiņš

ASSITEJ Lithuania

Birute Baneviciute


Ingvild Lien


Aude Busson 


Niclas Malmcrona

Open Call for Nordic-Baltic Artists: The NBAN-Pitch at BIBU 2024

Join us at the Swedish Performing Arts Festival BIBU in May 2024 for a dynamic showcase hosted by the Nordic-Baltic ASSITEJ Network (NBAN). We invite performing artists/companies from the Nordic-Baltic region to present their works in a vibrant pitching-event for international programmers and potential collaborators.


Please observe, the application form below is for Swedish applicants only.

NBAN pitching event

  • 8 artists/companies – One from each Nordic-Baltic country.
  • Each pitch 5 minutes, with a 1-minute turnover.
  • You can pitch using a presentation format of your own choice.
  • Followed by a mingle and networking session.

NBAN speed pitch

  • 8 artists/companies – one from each Nordic-Baltic country.
  • Each pitch 5 minutes, with a 1-minute turnover.
  • The format is more conversational. You can show photos and video using your own devise.

How to apply

  • Fill out the form which will ask you to include a company/performance presentation, a motivational letter for international touring and Nordic-Baltic ambition, and a video of the performance to be pitched, ready for touring.
  • Submission deadline: January 4th, 2024
  • Remember to select if you want to be considered for both or just one of the pitching sessions (you can only be selected to do one, not both).

If selected, you will receive

  • Zoom preparation meeting with participants.
  • Aid with further funding application.
  • One-to-one sessions for perfecting your presentation.
  • Venue and tech-check before the festival, dress rehearsal.
  • Video-presentation of all the companies being presented.
  • Opportunity to pitch to international programmers and potential collaborators.