Tobi Kyeremateng FRSA - Producer, Writer and Social Entrepreneur

“The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.”
― Toni Cade Bambara

Tobi Kyeremateng FRSA is an award-winning producer, writer and social entrepreneur using film, written essays, live public events and community-led and co-designed programmes to create rich cultural experiences, document Black British & Diasporic cultures and facilitate social change.

Recent credits include: My White Best Friend (and Other Letters Left Unsaid) by Rachel De-Lahay and Milli Bhatia (Royal Court Theatre), The Future Is Near (Tate Modern), Skin Deep's Sonic Transmissions Series: Cassie Kinoshi and House of Absolute (Roundhouse & The Institute of Contemporary Art), J'Ouvert by Yasmin Joseph (Theatre503), International Women's Weekender (gal-dem), BABYLON Festival (Bush Theatre), AFRO-CITY Festival (Roundhouse), Pagans (Old Vic Theatre).

Film credits include: Wishbone (NOWNESS, 2020 International Shorts at Screen Dance International Festival) and Secret Life of Gs by Caleb Femi, and Roots For A Crown (NOWNESS, 180 The Strand: Prada Mode) and In Praise Of Still Boys (FACT Magazine, The Vinyl Factory, 180 The Strand) by Julianknxx. Music video credits include: Waiting Room (Complex UK) by Kaia Laurielle.
Working in cultural production, strategy, consultancy and project management, Tobi has curated an impressive portfolio over the last 9 years, delivering activity for organisations including: AFROPUNK, BBC, Black Girl FestNational TheatreNike, No Signal RadioRoyal Court Theatre, Samsung, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern and more, and has written for media outlets including: Black Ballad, Blavity, gal-dem, Howlround, and LOVE Magazine. Tobi 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).

Tobi is an alumna of the first Civic Futures Programme in partnership with the Greater London Authority, and is the founder of award-winning initiative Black Ticket Project, a bridge organisation fostering cultural access points for working-class Black young people. Tobi is a Senior Artistic Associate at the Bush Theatre, Board Trustee for Peckham Platform, Diversity School Initiative and National Youth Theatre, and is a mentor for Sour Lemons and I LIKE NETWORKING. In 2020 she was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

Tobi is currently under commission by The Institute of Contemporary Art and BBC as part of the New Creatives programme to develop her first audio-documentary, Rave Rituals, and is currently writing her debut non-fiction book, THEATRE SH*T, to be published by Jacaranda Books.

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"Tobi is a widely respected producer that has a very sensitive approach to producing work that has the artist at the centre of it. She is one that many of us predict will be a significant player in our industry."
MADANI YOUNIS
Chief Executive Producer, The Shed, New York
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