Inspiration 3rd International Conference: The Role for Art in Uganda’s Civil Society


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


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