The Inspiration Movement
for Arts Leadership and Social Change


February 27th – March 1st, 2019
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Art Gallery,
Makerere University, Uganda

On behalf of the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art and on behalf of Inspiration for Arts for social change, we are honored to cordially invite you to our 3rd international conference 2019, investigating the Role of Art in Uganda’s Civil Society. Together, we will exchange experiences, best practices, and ideas and shall examine indigenous perspectives, meaning- and value making of artistic expression and its impact on community Life and Development in Uganda.

The conference will take place in workshop format. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Travel subsidies shall be given to all attendees at the end of the workshop.


1. The Arts in International Development: A pillar for sustainable and participatory development approaches?
2. The voice of civil society: Investigating the value of artistic practices used in empowerment and social change programs
3. Cross cultural perspectives of arts and social change: Distinctive and unifying considerations
4. Art in its relation to the Ugandan economy
5. Traditional cultural crafts, indigenous knowledge and their meaning for Ugandan civil society in the 21st century

For conference registration, please follow the link below:

We want to thank our friends, partners, colleagues and guests who came from near and far to Inspiration Interdisciplinary Center for Art and Social Change second International Conference, at Makerere University Kampala. We hope we were successful in our mission to deliver you a meaningful, informative and relevant conference, with our partners at the African Studies Gallery in Tel Aviv. We are thrilled to host this one-day conference on The Future of Contemporary Art in Africa in a Globalized Art World.
A special Thank you to all the fascinating and interesting speakers of the conference who created a stimulating dialogue.
The first Seat focused on Globalization in Relation to Local Roots and the presenters included Assoc. Prof. George KyeyuneIdit ToledanoNuwa Wamala Nnyanzi and @Angelo Kakande. In the second Seat about The Dichotomy of Usable and Fine Arts in the 21st Century, we heard from Dr. @David Goss, @Joan Kekimuli, Alon Razgour and Dr. @Eran Erlich. The concluding third Seat presented the issue of Community Engagement, Governmental Involvement and its Influences upon the Development of Contemporary African Art. In this seat participated @Erik Blome, Bruno Sserunkuuma, @Michal Shamir and Dr. Justine Nabagala.

Hope you enjoy and thank you for joining us.
Stay tuned for our full summary report coming out soon…

NOVEMBER 16th, 2017
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

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