Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The Bayimba International Festival of the Arts is the most visible activity of Bayimba Cultural Foundation and has become an important benchmark for the consumption of the finest arts from Uganda and around the world. The Bayimba International Festival is known for its concept of presenting emerging works and productions of arts and artists from Uganda, East Africa and around the world. Each year it strives to improve its programming in order to cater for the ever growing audiences by including and introducing new forms of art so as to keep our audience excited and challenged by the various existing forms of arts in Uganda and the world over. For the past 3 years, the festival shifted to Bayimba Centre (Lunkulu Isand in Mukono).
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
Since its inception in 2008, the Bayimba International Festival has been one of the most respected and revolutionary plaform for artists in Uganda, East Africa and the around the world. The Festival’s multi-dsciplinary programme has brought on stage and open spaces forms like – Music (of all different genres), Dance (both traditional, modern and contemporay), Theatre (both on stage and on the streets), Visual arts (paitings and photography), storytelling, video mapping and so on. On a given festival year, the four day festival programmes (therefore invests) in over 400 artists.