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Call for Artists 2018

11th edition

2nd to 5th August 2018

The Bayimba International Festival has become an important benchmark for the consumption of the finest arts. Since its first edition in 2008, a wide variety of renowned and budding national and international artists have performed on the different stages of the Bayimba International Festival. After 10 years of having brought an unparalleled feast of music, dance, theatre, film, comedy, poetry and visual arts to Kampala, time has come to move the festival for it to grow further. The 11th edition of the acclaimed Bayimba International Festival will therefore take place at a new location at the shores of Lake Victoria (at a distance of 40 km from Kampala) and is scheduled to take place from 2nd to 5th August 2018.

Artists of all disciplines are invited to submit their applications. Applications are accepted until 30th April 2018. You are requested to submit the following information (in case you submit your application by email, please limit your submission to 5MB):

  • A completed entry form (download)
  • A profile/short biography (max. 800 words) with recent picture(s).
  • A presentation of your work (in case of music/film: one or two of your recordings on CD, DVD or MP3)
  • A technical rider/data sheet

We will confirm receipt of your submission and assess your application. Please note that due to the many submissions received, we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.

A modest performance fee will be offered to participating artists. For artists from outside Uganda modest accommodation, local transport and per diem will be provided. Artists from outside Uganda are encouraged to source for support to cover travel, visa and insurance expenses. Artists selected will receive a formal invitation to facilitate the solicitation for such support.

We thank you for your interest in participating in the Bayimba International Festival of the Arts and look forward to welcoming you to Uganda’s premium multi-arts event!

Disclaimer: Bayimba Cultural Foundation fully respects and protects copyright of artistic submissions received.

Download Application Form