Bibu is a five day Performing Arts Biennial and during 2022 also an ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering

Bibu is the most important meeting place in Sweden for professional performing arts for a young audience – an arena where all of us who work with children, young people and performing arts and culture, get together to experience and discuss performing arts for children and youth. The next biennal will take place in Helsingborg 17-22 of May 2022!

Bibu has been selected to host the international meeting Assitej Artistic Gathering!

Assitej Artistic Gathering is arranged every year and is the world´s biggest reoccurring event for professional performing arts practitioners. In addition to the one thousand Swedish participants attending Bibu, another 300 - 500 international participants, all working with performing arts for children and youth, is expected to visit Bibu and Helsingborg.

Leave No One Behind

The theme for Artistic Gathering 2022 is based on United Nations 17 Global Goals for sustainable development which is the most ambitious agenda approved by all countries in the world. With the Artistic Gathering 2022 we create an international meeting place for professional practitioners while we simultaneously offer children and young people the possibility to experience performing arts from all over the world. We will also focus our work on how sustainability can alter our processes, co-operations and performances in a global future.

The application for Bibu 2022 is open and you apply via our web form here:

Here you'll find the archive for former biennials. 

Guldet, Charlotte Engelkes / ASTARTE produktion / Skärholmen Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Stockholm, jury chosen production Bibu 2018, photo: Petra Hellberg