Our digital art innovations and performance arts space is dedicated to developing and producing works for social change, critical thinking and social justice. By serving women and youth from marginalized communities and industry professionals searching for artistic growth and development in Uganda, across Africa and the United States, we create job opportunities, theater and film apprenticeship trainings that offer skills development, counter unemployment and support storytelling from Africa by Africans, while celebrating diversity in culture, development and decolonizing blackness.
Improve quality of productions from Uganda and the rest of Africa. Challenge stereotypes and single story narrative to empower marginalized communities. Develop creative solutions to social justice issues through arts advocacy communication. Nurture, promote and equip creative talents in Africa and African Immigrant populations across the world. Increase industry payments for artists, filmmakers and theatre makers in Uganda and other parts of Africa.
Develop and institutionalize Sebamala School of the Arts for skills training in digital and performance arts, to support systems and infrastructure of the creative arts. Redefine the African story with an empowered spirit of pride among the black race globally, to counter and challenge racial inequality and racism, by decolonizing society of its roots in racism.
Women+Youth Film Apprenticeship (WYFA)
We offer skills training and mentorship opportunities for women, girls and young aspiring filmmakers (under 40) across East and Central Africa, with paid internships on our major annual film and theater productions. our Filmmakers Apprenticeships create opportunities for budding artists to network with key industry players, broaden collaborative skills training and on job training and experience to counter youth unemployment in Uganda.
The African Play Readers Series (APRS)
Our inaugural African Play Readers series (April to July) gathers audiences and readers from up to 18 countries including Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, USA, England, German. The annual program celebrates African plays in regions where African stories have not been heard before. It offers mental health support, artist relief and creative rejuvenation along with platforms for renowned and little known African playwrights.
The PoMDaP™ Experience
An innovative and experimental multi-disciplinary performance arts program that produces and develops new forms of art using a merger of spoken word Poetry, Music, Dance therapy and art Photography. Its experimental theatrical nature and multimedia creativity engages audiences in immersive experiences, allowing artists engage directly with audiences in their creation process. This aligns with our thematic slogan, Redefining Artistry.
ABOUT THE FOUNDING CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Douglas Dubois Sebamala is an Advocacy Artist, Producer, Playwright/Director and Multimedia Journalist who prides greatly in works that empower marginalized communities. He writes to challenge gender inequality, sexual gender based violence, human rights abuses, all forms of discrimination, oppression and suppression of free expression. Read more; Biography Here
2020:Commenced development of Black Glove, collaborating with artists & companies in Uganda.
:Kick started Digital Artist Development Workshops and our global African Play Readers network.
:Premiered DALLIANCES at the International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2020 Global Youth Village.
" :Founding artist won the International AIDS Society scholarship with renewable two year membership.