Anda Arts Festival is an artistic arena created for the youth to call upon the use of art in expressing opinions, advocating and creating awareness of problems in our communities. Anda is a Kinyarwanda word which comes from the verb “Kwanda” which means to expand or to grow.
Under the slogan “Learn, Tell, Discover” the festival provides a platform to its audience to learning new things, to tell their stories and discover more. It also gives the opportunity to learn about the culture of our country and creates a room to discover other cultures.
The first edition of Anda arts festival was held on 14th and 15th December 2017 where it gathered an audience of above 1,000 people many being artists, high school (secondary) students and young professionals. The festival was made of different artistic performances like contemporary dances, modern and traditional dances, music, and sketches.
Under the theme “arts towards the community” this edition called the audience to use arts in addressing problems in their respective communities. The dedication of the festival was a play performed by Peace and Love Proclaimers (PLP Performing group) which was talking about slavery in relation to the immigrant’s crisis and human trafficking that was happening in Libya at that time.
Our vision is of creating a generation of problem solvers able to address problems in their communities and express their opinion.
Our mission is to make art a language that unites us and connects the world