PROGRAMS

DIGITAL ARTIST WORKSHOPS (DAW)

For artist growth, mental health support  and skills development, we organize and manage film and theater workshops, for skills training  and mentorships, led by teaching artists and industry professionals from across Uganda and the United States. Our work encourages cultural exchanges to break the boundaries of African culture. We thus promote positive reception for African storytelling to improve the Black Experience around the world. 

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WOMEN+YOUTH FILM
APPRENTICESHIP (WYFA)

WYFA advocates for gender equality and empowerment, offering skills training and mentorship opportunities for women and girls who face abuse and youth from marginalized communities. Training aspiring filmmakers (under 35) across East and Central Africa prepares them for employment in the creative industry, equips them with skills for high quality film productions and counters rising youth unemployment. We create networking opportunities between budding artists and key industry players to broaden cross regional collaborations and offer practical and professional job experience.

AFRICAN PLAY READERS SERIES (APRS)

As part of our lead initiative; It's All Black and Brown, Sebamala Arts creates and produces multimedia content about and for African immigrants in the diaspora to mirror racial equality, the Black Lives Matter Movement, break stereotypes about Africans, BIPOC artists and other People of color in the USA. We share empowerment storytelling for global audiences to experience  the undiluted lens of Immigrant populations in the USA and or Europe. 

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ALL BLaCK AND BROWN (ABB)

IABB develops multidisciplinary media arts productions  about, for and by Immigrants of color and underrepresented BIPOC artists. The work targets underrep-resented African, Asian and LatinX immigrants, while exploring intersectional challenges of race, gender, mental health and economic disparities. The program successfully created collaborations with immigrant artists in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Missouri and Kampala in 2020 and early 2021 for the production of DALLIANCES and first season of the African Play Readers Series.

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the pOmpad™ experience

The PoMDap™ Experience is 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. 

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YOUNG WRITERS AFRICAN FELLOWSHIP (YWF)

This YWF identifies young, aspiring and promising Playwrights and Screenwriters for a rigorous 12 weeks program offering training, mentorship and creative writing classes to develop new plays for the screen and the stage. The best 5 writers from each annual cohort receive a financial grant from Sebamala Arts Ltd and technical support from our network of industry professionals in East Africa and the United States, to develop and produce their very first film around themes of equality, advocacy and inclusion. 

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PROJECTS

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ANTHOLOGY FILM PRODUCTIONS

CRITICAL THEATER

We write, develop, produce and direct equality film, critical theater, social change documentaries, and advocacy Art Photography. Our Anthologies of Advocacy films and theater productions run along side our annual Women+Youth Film Apprenticeship program, to support filmmaking among marginalized communities in Uganda and East Africa. These productions benefit from international collaboration to raise the quality works coming from Africa, to compete on global stages.

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ADVOCACY FILM

We write, develop, produce and direct equality film, critical theater, social change documentaries, and advocacy Art Photography. Our Anthologies of Advocacy films and theater productions run along side our annual Women+Youth Film Apprenticeship program, to support filmmaking among marginalized communities in Uganda and East Africa. These productions benefit from international collaboration to raise the quality works coming from Africa, to compete on global stages.

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SHORT ANTHOLOGIES

The most promising artists from three programs (DDW, WYFA and YWF) are curated into 10 teams in groups of both aspiring and established industry professionals to create an anthology of social justice short films and documentaries, exploring central themes at the heart of Sebamala Arts' works in equality, advocacy and development communication. The work is produced under the custody and creative guidance of Sebamala Arts and our global network of teaching artists and art professionals.

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GALLERY