ABOUT USJune 21, 2016 2023-11-14 10:11
Ensibuko Arts Foundation works to shape the future of dance in Uganda by offering quality dance education to individuals that would otherwise lack access. We use dance as a tool to address social issues, narrate stories of the world, empower, rehabilitate and heal communities, EAF was named after a native word: “ “ENSIBUKO” which in English translates to “THE ORIGIN”. The movement especially aims to create access to dance/arts education in a setting where communities would otherwise lack access. Set within underprivileged communities in villages and slums in Uganda, the EAF initiative is a safe space for learning and interaction free of discrimination in regards to age, background, gender, race, or religion. While grounded in local culture, Ensibuko seeks to open youth up to the global aspects of life and to international interaction. Ensibuko Arts Foundation is a brain child of KOLOTO SIRAJI, an Ugandan dance artist, creative facilitator and event organizer.
The core of our work is in Jinja Uganda. We grew up in the streets of this area, and when your roots are plated in a place, you want to see it grow. What started with a few young people dancing in the rural areas of Uganda, is now grown into a structured dance/arts movement, offering a range of creative programs. Through new friendships and trust, we have created a society where the young people can express themselves. This expression goes through the dance art.
DEFINING WHO WE ARE!
To be an iconic organization in elevating the relevance of dance/arts in community development.
To shape the future of dance in Uganda as we increase access to formal and informal dance/arts knowledge
Connect local and international artists through creating residencies and performance platforms.
Create ideological transformation in the mindset of the young people
To promote cultural diversity and contribute to the uplifting of the dance arts industry in Uganda and beyond
Increase creative entrepreneurship development and management through our International Dance Academy
To offer quality programs in dance education so as we easily generate employment through performances and private teaching
We use Dance to empower, rehabilitate and heal communities
Fostering Creative Entrepreneurship through counseling and mentor-ship to the young creatives
Ensibuko aims to extend arts to communities that would otherwise have no access, by creating safe spaces where young people can freely express themselves, learn, showcase, exchange and interact through dance.
To lay a foundation for future generations by providing an intercultural exchange platform for urban and traditional arts so as to create a more sustainable, inclusive, diverse futuristic community of dance artists.
Use creative arts to address social issues.