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, international Ethno-fusion collective that fosters cross-generational and inter-ethnic...
Politics, Community, Freedom of Expression

MADHOROFIYA REPUBLIK

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

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, to spark c...
Gender, Economics, Social Justice, Community, Freedom of Expression

KUWALA CREATIVES

Held by the Kuwala Creatives Talent Agency, the ‘Tiwale Talent Search’ provides a platform through which local artists can address critic...
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

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 various 3-5 minute short films and a 25-minute film on ‘Stories of Change’, documenting citizens in Africa taking acti...
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 PRODUCTIONS

Cultural Video Productions fosters the creation of new creative spaces that are fundamental to the freedom of expression of minorities....
Technology, Freedom of Expression

JALADA

Jalada is a pan-African writers' collective behind the multimedia project, Bodies, which examines 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

Fullfilment Company is producing, Nairobi By Night, a four-part anthology about the overlooked occupants of Kenya’s capital: str...
Social Justice, Community

STONE TOWN RECORDS

Stone Town Records and the ‘Stone Town Cypher’ series of workshops use the five key elements of...
Gender, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

JANA TRABOULSI

Jana Traboulsi and The Design Lab Project create a collective and hosts events that use visual ...
Education, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

MISHWAR

The aim of Mishwar and the ‘Mobile Music Studio’ is to, ultimately, produce an EP for each part...
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, has launched a collaborative music project with mu...
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 researches Lebanon’s funk and dance history, with a speci...
Education, Community, Freedom of Expression

ARAB MEDIA LAB

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

WOMEN'S HISTORY MUSEUM

The Women’s History Museum hosts a podcast to shine a light on the ‘hidden’ women of Zambia’s h...
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

AFRO TOKYO

Afro Tokyo’s short 3D animated film addresses the issues faced by those in African society livi...
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 features a range of interlinked storylines that explore how the main...
Politics, Social Justice, Community, Freedom of Expression

TRIBELESS YOUTH

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

POLLICY

‘Create Your Kampala’ uses extensive research to understand how Kampala residents genuinely fee...
Technology, Art Practice

MFALME PRODUCTIONS

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

LAKEHUB

LakeHub offers selected creatives the opportunity to take part in a boot camp that teaches them a range of essential artistic and entrepr...
Education, Technology, Art Practice, Community, Freedom of Expression

CREATIVES GARAGE - AFRIKERA DANCE THEATRE HUB - BLUEZ CAFE

Together, three multidisciplinary platforms promote freedom of expression and community engagem...
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. This...
Social Justice, Community, Freedom of Expression

BOUTIQ FOUNDATION

Boutiq Foundation hosts new programs in various areas, including the ‘Future Traditions’ workshop that brings traditional instrumentalist...
Gender, Freedom of Expression