Dear Community, Audiences, Artists and Families.
Black Lives Matter.
It has taken some weeks to find the words to express our sorrow and anger over the incidents in the US. It painfully draws into focus the continued struggle against racism that has infected this country and so many others.
At the same time, we are so proud, of the greatness and power here, in Sweden’s Afro-Swedish community, and across the world to push back and say ‘No More to Racism’. NBTS has taken this important moment to think, do some deep soul searching, and look our future.
All our artistic platforms coming in the autumn (live or digitalised based on the social distancing rules under the corona pandemic ) are, as always, dedicated to those who believe in the power of art to hold our history, strengthen our identity, bring diversity and complexity to African decedent persons and our allies.
Black Lives Matter. Black Stories Matter. Black Art Matters. For all of us.
See you in the autumn.
NBTS Team – back on August 12th 2020
AUTUMN 2020 – live or digitalised based on the social distancing rules under the corona pandemic
We are delighted to continue to develop these partnerships in the coming autumn months; Brommapojkarna, Nubian Hub, Nappy head, RFSL newcomers, ABF och Mfl.. thank you for a great spring.
New writing development and bespoke mentorship. We are delighted to be supporting writers including – Juliet Atto, Kayo Mpoyi, supporting Norwegian actor Kingsford Saiyor and artist Nosizwe Lisa Baqwa.
NBTS mentor – one to one mentorship:
Free two-hour session to discuss your life path as an afro-Swedish or POC artist. NBTS will listen, offer advice and tips to sustain the spirit, and support goals- the focus is the artist to get a space to think, reflect and fly. Interested? Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org from August 12th 2020
We are developing a Nordic Black Arts festival and received funding to work together with different Nordic arts organisations and artists. This work will culminate in a meeting this autumn and a decision about which Nordic city will host the first Festival. Watch this space!
September 15th NBTS Nubian Kollektiv – STOFF – impro collective, jazz, performance
October 8th of Black History week 2020 – Door of No return
NBTS celebrate the night before the last Swedish slaves were freed. Songs of Freedom Concert / Performance / Dance / Exhibition.
November 30th -31st – Nordic Arts Festival meeting Stockholm
December 5th – MR dagarna i Uppsala work with RFSL newcomers.
NBTS repertoire 2021
Look out for our new 2021 season SPRING PLAY and autumn our AUTUMN MUSICAL Watch this space!