**** OPEN CALL FOR LaBa! ARTS FESTIVAL 2017!!! ****
Deadline: 15th February, 2017
11th LaBa! Street Art Festival
Venue: Bukoto Street,
Festival date: 27th May 2017
The committee of the 11th LaBa! Street Art Festival, together with Goethe Zentrum Kampala/Ugandan German Cultural Society, invites artist collectives in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Congo, and Tanzania to submit project proposals for the 2017 edition of LaBa under the theme of Ubuntu/Obumu.
The term Ubuntu in Shona, or Obumu in Luganda, emphasizes the importance of a group or community. The philosophy of Ubuntu is best illustrated in the Ndebele proverb: umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu (a person is a person through other persons).
While Western philosophies, such as Rene Descartes’s “I think therefore I am”, propose that the individual is the basis of all being, non-Western philosophies, such as Ubuntu, propose other ways of being and living that emphasize the communal understandings of existence. For this edition we are especially seeking submissions from artist collectives to emphasize the Ubuntu theme, and civic organization in the region’s arts.
We invite exciting proposals by visual art collectives, street art and street theatre collectives, modern and contemporary dance collectives, music and DJ collectives, community art collectives, and other interdisciplinary arts collectives.
– One page proposal in Doc. Format.
– Bio of artist collective in Doc. Format.
Send these requirements to laba.artsfestival[at]gmail.com
LaBa! Arts Festival is back! The 10th edition will take place on Saturday 11th June 2016 on Bukoto Street, Kamwokya, from 12 Noon till late. Once again artists of all genres will transform the street into an open air gallery for one day with live performances and installations. Entrance is free.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival, the line up of visual artists presents not only upcoming artists such as Matt Kayem and artist collectives such as Harnessing Talent, but also special guests from the earlier editions, among them Xenson, Reagan Kandole and Bruno Ruganzu. Highlights on the music stage will include Sandy Soul, Afrie and Giovanni Kremer Kiyingi.
The LaBa! Arts Festival is one of the oldest art festivals in Kampala, playing an important role in the culture and arts scene of the city. It is a multidisciplinary festival presenting recent trends in the arts scene. LaBa! aims to showcase artistic and musical expressions outside the usual spaces and conditions to reach out to new audiences. LaBa! is a platform that encourages artistic encounters, as well as intellectual and playful dialogues between artists and their audiences.
Join us for the celebration – come one, come all!