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Tobi Kyeremateng

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Tobi Kyeremateng

ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Tobi Kyeremateng is a multi award-winning Cultural Producer with 9 years’ experience in performance, festivals and film. Recent credits include: The Future Is Near (Tate Modern), J’Ouvert (Theatre503), BABYLON Festival (Bush Theatre), AFRO-CITY Festival (Roundhouse), Pagans (Old Vic Theatre). Film credits include: ‘Wishbone’ (NOWNESS) and ‘Secret Life of Gs’ by Caleb Femi, and ‘Roots For A Crown’ (NOWNESS, 180 The Strand: Prada Mode) by Julianknxx. In 2011, Tobi joined Ovalhouse Theatre as Young Associate Producer. In 2013, she became Apprentice Producer at Battersea Arts Centre and was promoted to Junior Producer in 2016 before joining Apples and Snakes as a Producer. Tobi was selected out of 1400 applicants on a year-long attachment to the Old Vic Theatre as part of the Old Vic 12 Programme, and in 2017 was part of the Runner Up team for the JMK 2017 Award with debbie tucker green’s ‘random’. Tobi has worked with organisations such as: AFROPUNK, Brainchild Festival, gal-dem, Goldsmiths University, National Theatre, Nike, Oxford University and Samsung, and has won several awards including: ‘Inspiration of the Year’ (Stylist Magazine’s inaugural Remarkable Women Awards 2019), ‘Best Producer’ (inaugural Black British Theatre Awards 2019), the ‘Arts & Culture’ Award (Women Of The Future Awards 2019) and ‘Special Award: Producer’ (Off West-End Theatre Awards 2020). She has received recognition from The Mayor of London as part of the Hidden Credits campaign and is one of 25 civic leaders selected as part of the first Civic Futures Initiative by Koreo, Dark Matter Labs and The Young Foundation, in partnership with the Greater London Authority. Tobi is a Senior Artistic Associate at Bush Theatre and Trustee for Peckham Platform and Diversity School Initiative. Tobi is the founder of award-winning initiative Black Ticket Project, and is currently writing her debut non-fiction book, ‘THEATRE SH*T’, to be published by Jacaranda Books in 2021.
Projects
  • 'There’s nothing like this out there': A Quick Ting On launches young black authors
    'There’s nothing like this out there': A Quick Ting On launches young black authorsA groundbreaking new black British history series will explore subjects from Afrobeats to the power movement. Meet the young minds behind the books. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/28/a-quick-ting-on-launches-young-black-authors
  • The Future Is Near: Late at Tate Modern
    The Future Is Near: Late at Tate ModernA night of art and activism exploring climate justice and environmental racism. Inspired by themes in Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life, we ask: How do we decolonise climate action? Who does climate justice speak to and for? How can young people act against the climate crisis? Featuring a sound installation by Darius McFarlane exploring ecology, place and justice. DJ Blue Canariñho also keeps the vibe going all night on the 1s and 2s in the Level 6 South Room. Tanks Foyer 19.00 — 19.20 Performan
  • Roots For A Crown
    Roots For A CrownWritten and directed by Sierra Leonean via London poet Julianknxx, Roots for a Crown explores the negative perceptions and prejudice surrounding locked hair. In this imaginative docufiction, various storytellers delve into the symbolism and traditions behind their locs, and discuss how their hair has become an aesthetic marker of ancestral identity. “Hair has become an aesthetic marker of ancestral identity” Co-directed with British filmmaker Chris West, this short moves fluidly between poetry
  • J'OUVERT at Theatre503
    J'OUVERT at Theatre503“What people you know can party through all of the earth’s elements?” Carnival is here. The streets of Notting Hill are alive with history and amongst the pulsating soca, dazzling colour, and endless sequins and feathers, Jade and Nadine are fighting for space in a world they thought was theirs. A timely reflection on the Black British experience and sexual politics of Carnival, J’Ouvert is a piercing, hilarious and fearless story of two best friends, battling to preserve tradition in a societ
  • BABYLON Festival at Bush Theatre
    BABYLON Festival at Bush TheatreCurated by Tobi Kyeremateng, BABYLON Festival is a celebration of Black and Brown cultural innovators that will transform the Bush Theatre with a series of takeovers under three strands: LOUD – music gigs including electronic musician Nabihah Iqbal, alternative soul-led collective Touching Bass’ ShyOne and Wu-Lu and House of Pharaoh’s rapper Sam Wise. SPEAKS – live podcast shows from The Receipts Podcast and The N-Erd Council, panel discussions from gal-dem and Female Muslim Creatives and an i
  • AFRO-CITY Festival at Roundhouse London
    AFRO-CITY Festival at Roundhouse LondonThe sun is coming out, afrobeats is playing in the distance and everyone’s planning what hairstyle will kick off the best summer yet. The lovechild of Barber Shop Chronicles and Hive City Legacy has arrived! AFRO-CITY is a 2-day festival celebrating Blackness and queerness in this Roundhouse Summer Weekender, curated by Tobi Kyeremateng, featuring: Caleb Femi - SLOG: The Alternate Timeline Aunty Fatima's 'How To Cornrow' Workshop Our Naked Truths Beats, Rhymes and Cities with Amahra Spence Exi
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Projects credited in
  • THE 2021 I LIKE NETWORKING MENTORING SCHEME
    THE 2021 I LIKE NETWORKING MENTORING SCHEMEI LIKE NETWORKING is a platform that aims to support women and non-binary professionals looking for a career in the creative and cultural industry and those who already work in the field but feel stuck. The mentoring programme is international, which reflects the global creative sector. Mentees will be paired with a mentor for 4 meetings, over a 3-month period. In collaboration with their mentor, mentees will define their goals, finesse their skill set, and refine their CV. Additionally, ment
  • #NSMasterclass
    #NSMasterclass
  • I LIKE NETWORKING  ( ilikenetworking.uk)
    I LIKE NETWORKING ( ilikenetworking.uk)I LIKE NETWORKING aims to support women and non-binary professionals looking for a career in the creative and cultural industry and those who already work in the field but feel stuck. The programme is international, which reflects the global creative sector. Mentees will be paired with a mentor for 4 meetings, over a 3-month period. In collaboration with their mentor, mentees will define their goals, finesse their skill set, and refine their CV. Additionally, mentors will expand mentees' ne
  • A Quick Ting On Series
    A Quick Ting On SeriesAs seen on The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/28/a-quick-ting-on-launches-young-black-authors The A Quick Ting On series, developed and commissioned by Abraha, is the first of its kind and will cover topics from music to bamboo earrings, plantain to the Black British power movement, Afrobeats to Black British business and much more. The first eight titles in the series will be published by Jacaranda Books between October 2020 – October 2021 with works from some of the UK'
  • 9 queer black womxn on the advice they'd give their teenage selves - Cosmopolitan
    9 queer black womxn on the advice they'd give their teenage selves - CosmopolitanThese are the voices I wish I heard growing up. by TANYA COMPAS, JUN 28, 2018 | Article originally posted on Cosmopolitan: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/love-sex/relationships/a21966106/queer-black-women-advice/ As a mixed race, queer youth worker and head of youth engagement at UK Black Pride, I see on a daily basis the lack of understanding many young people have of the existence of queer black womxn (a political term and spelling of ‘women’ that's more intersectional, fluid, and inclusive
  • Routes In: Alternative Careers Fair 2019
    Routes In: Alternative Careers Fair 201915–25? Interested in a career in arts and culture? Not sure where to start? We got you!
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Work history
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    Creative Civic Producerovalhouse theatre
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Working to build relationships with Brixton communities during Ovalhouse's transition from Oval to Brixton. This includes project managing 'Let's Build!' - a programme for 9-11 year old's from 4 local primary schools, working with architects MATT+FIONA to develop and build a temporary performance space on Somerleyton Road.
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    Bush Theatre logo
    Senior Artistic AssociateBush Theatre
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Project Management
  • Audience Development
  • Events Production
  • Events Programming
  • Theatre Production
  • Film Producing
  • Festival Production
  • Artist Development
  • Consultancy
  • Public Speaking
Awards
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    Special Award: ProducerOff-West End Awards
    Won 'Special Award: Producer' at the 10th anniversary of the Off-West End Awards.
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    Inspiration of the YearStylist Magazine
    Won 'Inspiration of the Year' at Stylist Magazine's inaugural Remarkable Women Awards.
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