Resource of
Open Minds
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Resource Of Open Minds (R.O.O.M) R.O.O.M supports the creative work of a new generation of artists, musicians, filmmakers and content creators who investigate and challenge the status quo in the societies in which they live. R.O.O.M. is the place for a new generation of creative futurists: young people who have a critical independent mindset and a do-it-yourself attitude. As Hivos, we believe that creative and critical art has the power to question hegemonic structures in society, to create alternative narratives, imagine new realities, and bring about progressive social change. We aim to contribute to the diversification of dialogue, debate and dissent in society. Read more
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WIBO CULTURE

Bengatronics is a multi-ethnic, multidisciplinary and inter-national ethno-fusion collective that fosters cross-generational and inter-et...
Politics, Community, Freedom of Expression

MADHOROFIYA REPUBLIC

PaJecha is an animated humorous web series that seeks to create a new narrative about the lives of young Zimbabweans in townships, engagi...
Politics, Social Justice, Community, Freedom of Expression

NAFUNA TV

The ‘Realms of Reality’ internet series will focus on tackling a lack of discussion, dissection and understanding around societal issues ...
Gender, Social Justice

YOUTH FOR INNOVATION TRUST

This project by the Youth for Innovation Trust (YIT) focuses on inspiring active citizenship through innovatively using online social med...
Gender, Economics, Technology, Social Justice, Community

ACTION HUB - EDZAI ISU TRUST

The hub promotes and mentors in digital production and online distribution of film, poetry, music, theatre, comedy and dance in order to ...
Gender, Economics, Social Justice, Community, Freedom of Expression

KUWALA CREATIVES

Held by the Kuwala Creatives talent agency, the ‘Tiwale Talent Search’ will provide a platform through which local artists can address cr...
Politics, Education, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

STORYINK AFRICA

Monthly storytelling sessions are at the core of StoryInk Africa’s project, introducing contemporary, entertaining Malawian fiction from ...
Politics, Social Justice, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

ZALUSO ARTS

The ‘Make Life Worth Living’ campaign champions the value of art in our lives and how it can help with dealing with mental health problem...
Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

MALAWI 24

The ‘Umunthu’ project utilises new media to fight for social justice by countering dominant narratives within the realms of freedom of ex...
Gender, Social Justice, Migration, Community, Freedom of Expression

THE ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY ACTION

This project uses parody, animations and innovative public service information packs to create a public resource management awareness cam...
Politics, Social Justice, Community

CAMERAPIX

Camerapix produces a short 25-minute film and various 3-5 minute short films on ‘Stories of Change’, documenting citizens in Africa takin...
Gender, Politics, Economics, Social Justice, Community

ENIGMA

‘Forget Me Not’ is a photography project and exhibition that seeks to amplify the voices of citizens who have disappeared or whose lives ...
Politics, Social Justice, Community

BARUU COLLECTIVE

Tembea is a hybrid project that incorporates both a documentary and augmented reality to create awareness about artifacts from Kenya stor...
Technology, Community

METTA

Fashion Product Lab (FPL) is an intensive, 12-week program with a mission to propel African designers as entrepreneurs that possess the s...
Economics, Education, Art Practice

APES IN SPACE

The Legend of Lwanda Magere is a 10-minute animated short film based on the famous Luo folktale from Kenya, which showcases Kenyan superh...
Education, Community

CULTURAL VIDEO FOUNDATION

The creation of new creative spaces is fundamental in order to support freedom of expression for different minorities....
Technology, Freedom of Expression

JALADA

Bodies is a multimedia project that looks at bodies beyond flesh and bone....
Education, Freedom of Expression

KETEBUL MUSIC

Sauti is a documentary film project that highlights the challenges faced by some musicians who, due to their personal circumstances, find...
Social Justice, Art Practice, Freedom of Expression

LOKHEM KIDS ENTERTAINMENT

This project creatively pursues the improvement of leadership and educational outcomes for African children....
Politics, Education, Art Practice

NONE ON RECORD

The AfroQueer Podcast is a project that narrates Queer African stories via podcast....
Gender, Education, Art Practice, Freedom of Expression

NAFASI ART SPACE

Nafasi Art Space is initiating a project titled, ‘Art Rights Unite: An Art Space for Vulnerable Artists in Tanzania.’...
Gender, Education, Social Justice

PALIACT

PALIAct is producing a documentary to confront the issue of social reproduction from a feminist lens in a bid to expose the layers of opp...
Gender, Politics, Social Justice

FULLFILMENT COMPANY

A four-part anthology about the overlooked occupants of Kenya’s capital: street children, sex workers, street vendors, and waste collecto...
Social Justice, Community

STONE TOWN RECORDS

The ‘Stone Town Cyper’ series of workshops uses the five key elements of Hip Hop to give the Za...
Gender, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

JANA TRABOULSI

Jana Traboulsi’s office houses a collective with plans to create a body of texts and a picture ...
Education, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

MISHWAR

The aim of this project is to develop a ‘Mobile Music Studio’, ultimately producing an EP for e...
Migration, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

WARAQ ASSOCIATION

Waraq’s Tabaan project creates working spaces and production facilities for artists who wish to...
Education, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

DESIGN HUB KAMPALA

Design Hub Kampala wants to strengthen its role as an ecosystem for socio-cultural innovation and safe space for people who think differe...
Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

"HOME" COLLECTIVE

Lebanese composer and producer Zeid Hamdan will launch a collaborative music project with music...
Migration, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

ZIMBABWE DEAF MEDIA TRUST

The Zimbabwean Deaf Media Trust cultivates artistic work by Deaf people such as poetry, mime, d...
Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

HISTORY OF FUNK AND DANCE

The History of Funk and Dance project will research Lebanon’s funk and dance history, with a sp...
Education, Community, Freedom of Expression

ARAB MEDIA LAB

MAM #2 is a training platform that includes workshops and masterclasses on media arts culture, ...
Education, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

WOMEN'S HISTORY MUSEUM

The Women’s History Museum will create a podcast to shine a light on the ‘hidden’ women of Zamb...
Gender, Politics, Community, Freedom of Expression

UMUNTU

The multimedia PERSPECTIVE project involves local Zimbabwean artists, models, designers and ani...
Technology, Art Practice, Freedom of Expression

MINGOLI FM

The ‘My Urban Committee’ radio programme is a panel show on which participants discuss various ...
Gender, Technology, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

AFRO TOKYO

Afro Tokyo’s short 3D animated film will address the issues faced by people in African society ...
Social Justice, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

BUSTOP TV

The ‘See to Say’ project combines satire with reportage to inform and educate Zimbabweans on th...
Gender, Politics, Economics, Education, Technology, Social Justice, Migration, Community, Freedom of Expression

TWAWEZA COMMUNICATIONS

This eight-part miniseries will feature a range of interlinked storylines that explore how the ...
Politics, Social Justice, Community, Freedom of Expression

TRIBELESS YOUTH

#KenyaTop10 is a weekly audio-visual production and social media campaign that uses art, humour...
Politics, Technology, Social Justice, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

POLLICY

‘Create Your Kampala’ uses extensive research to understand what Kampala residents really think...
Technology, Art Practice

MFALME PRODUCTIONS

The satirical animated series ‘Makarao’, created by Mfalme Productions, uses humour to raise awareness of social issues affecting the ave...
Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

LAKEHUB

LakeHub will offer selected creatives the opportunity to take part in a bootcamp that teaches them a range of essential artistic and entr...
Education, Technology, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

CREATIVES GARAGE - AFRIKERA DANCE THEATRE HUB - BLUEZ CAFE

Three multidisciplinary platforms to promote freedom of expression and community engagement via...
Gender, Politics, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT EAST AFRICA (CDEA)

CDEA’s new project works to stimulate artistic innovation by making the visual arts vocal: usin...
Social Justice, Community, Freedom of Expression

BOUTIQ FOUNDATION

Boutiq Foundation plans to host new programmes in various areas, including a ‘Future Traditions’ workshop that brings traditional instrum...
Gender, Freedom of Expression