Gronland Church Oslo Afro Arts 2019

Festival Venues

Festival Venues

Festival Venues

Oslo Afro Arts Festival’s program consists of concerts, spoken-word/poetry, dance performances, film screenings, workshops, lectures and events for children and youth. In addition, we arrange an African market with stalls, food, activities for children and live music. The festival is held across different venues in Grønland, Oslo.

Intercultural Museum

Enjoy dance, music, food, clothes, African Market, activities for children and art workshops between the old prison at Intercultural Museum and in Jenssens Haves wonderful backyard

Intercultural museum and Jenssens Have are hosts when Oslo Afro Arts Festival arrange Bakgårdsfest! We take over the beautiful backyard and old prison buildings and fill them with  an African Market and stage performances. A day with activities for the whole family; face painting, clowns, food, art workshops, instrument making, dance and concerts.

Intercultural museum work all year to enhance understanding and respect in cultural diversity. The museum is one of four museums under Oslo Museum and is situated in Tøyenbekken 5, Grønland, Oslo.


Caféteatret is Oslo Afro Arts Festivals’ main venue. There are concerts every evening and a Childrens Africa Day Sunday during the festival.

Usually Caféteateret is Nordic Black Theatres’ concert and theatre venue. Hosting concerts, open stage evenings, family events, poetry projects, seminars and more.

Nordic Black Theatre is a self-run theatre foundation established in 1992. The core activity is theatre production but we work with a wide spectrum of partners in a variety of creative arts.

Grønland Church

Grønland Church is turned 150 years in 2019, and Oslo Afro Arts joined the celebration! With it’s very special timbre and atmospheric room we are looking forward the Grønland Church was the host to several memorable events of the Oslo Afro Arts Festival including Arican Story Telling and Concerts.

Grønland Church is a church located in the neighbourhood of Grønland in the borough of Gamle Oslo in Oslo, Norway. Grønland Church congregation was formed in 1861. Grønland Church was consecrated on March 3, 1869 by Bishop Jens Lauritz Arup.

Kunsthall Oslo

Kunsthall Oslo is a non-profit art space located in Bjørvika, central Oslo, showing international contemporary art, with an emphasis on new commissions and a has a commitment to exploring the social and historical context of contemporary art production.

Kunsthall Oslo presents a programme of international contemporary art, with an emphasis on new commissions and a parallel commitment to exploring the social and historical context of contemporary art production.

Forandringshuset Grønland

Forsnderingshuset is owned and operated by YWCA-YMCA, one of Norway’s largest children and youth organizations with about 15,000 members. The
House of Change and the YWCA-YMCA are part of the world’s largest women’s network YWCA and the world’s largest youth movement YMCA. YWCA-YMCA Norway believes that human dignity is independent of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, nationality, skin colour, functional ability and socio-economic status. We, therefore, fight for all people to have equal opportunities to unfold and develop their abilities and qualities.