13th Edition | 20th – 23rd August 2020 | Lunkulu Island | Mukono

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Call for Artists 2020

13th Edition Bayimba International Festival of the Arts – Call for submissions/applications

The four-day Bayimba International Festival of the Arts is an important benchmark for the consumption of the finest Arts. Every August, Lunkulu Island off the shores of L.Victoria comes alive as a vibrant and eventful island when an unparalleled 24/4 hour feast of Music, Dance, Poetry, Storytelling, Acrobatics, Theatre, Film, Comedy and Visual Arts from renowned and upcoming Artists is brought to Mukono District.

Since its first edition in 2008, a wide variety of known and upcoming Artists from Uganda, East Africa and beyond have performed at the different stages of the Bayimba International Festival of the Arts. The 13th edition of this acclaimed festival is scheduled to take place from 20th  to 23rd August 2020 at Lunkulu Island, Mukono, Uganda, bringing to life a true experience of the Arts in all its forms.

Artists of all disciplines are invited to submit their applications. Applications are accepted until 30th April 2020. 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 as the festival doesn’t cover that. 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


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 30th April, 2020