Bayimba Newsletter 2014

In September 2013, we closed the Bayimba season in style with a spectacular 6th edition of the Bayimba International Festival. Our Bayimba team went into hybernation mode thereafter, to evaluate the season and to start preparations for the next season. Now that the year 2014 has kicked off successfully, we are eager to present you a sneak preview into Bayimba's 7th season!  


Four Bayimba Regional Festivals!

This year we are once again travelling across Uganda with four Bayimba Regional Festivals. The Bayimba festival season will kick off with the Bayimba Regional Festival in Gulu on the 5th of April, with festivals to follow in Jinja (10th May), Fort Portal (7th June) and Mbale (12th July). We are excited to have added Fort Portal to our festival calendar this time. Stay tuned through Facebook!

A varied arts education programme! 

Under the umbrella of Bayimba Academy, we will yet again offer a range of exciting trainings for artists and other creative industry stakeholders to enhance their artistic and professional skills. If you want to be kept in the loop about the trainings on offer follow us onFacebook or sign up for the regular Bayimba Academynewsletter!

DOADOA | 2014 back to Jinja, Uganda! 

Together with its partners in the East African region, from 6th till 10th of May 2014, Bayimba will bring to you DOADOA – East African Performing Arts Market, a platform for networking and joint learning for performing artists across East Africa. DOADOA | 2014 will again be hosted by the beautiful city on the Nile, Jinja, with the Crested Crane Hotel as the day time venue. Check out the website and Facebook to stay tuned about the day and evening programmes. 

7th edition of the Bayimba International Festival!

We are already in our 7th season and we are proud to announce the dates for the next and 7th edition of the Bayimba International Festival of the Arts that is scheduled to take place from 19th to 21st September, 2014 in Kampala, Uganda. Stay up to date and join the ever growing community of the Bayimba International Festival Facebook fans! APPLY NOW!

Check out the various calls and registration processes that are still open! 

❖ Call for Artists for Bayimba International Festival of the Arts!

❖ Register for DOADOA | 2014!

Note: to be kept up to date about calls for training workshops, please sign up for the Bayimba Academy newsletter


❖ An exciting add on to our calender of events is currently under preparation. In partnership with Sundance Institute East Africa we are preparing for a number of activities in the area of theatre, most notably the first Kampala International Theatre Festival to take place in November 2014. We will be sharing more information with you soon.

 We are in the process of activating our Bayimba Membership Programme. Check outthe benefits and become a member online or contact to sign up as a member for 50,000 UGX annually and support the arts and culture in Uganda through Bayimba!