ABOUT US


ArtRwanda - Ubuhanzi is a nationwide talent search project implemented by Imbuto Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and the Ministry of Sports and Culture. The project aims at identifying and supporting young and talented Rwandans within the creative arts industry. It will consist of a televised nationwide search for creative youth in six different categories (plastic arts, dance & music, fashion, theatre & drama, cinematography & photography and literature).

CATEGORIES



PLASTIC ARTS

Illustrators, Painters & Sculptors

Illustrators: paper or digital drawings(pen/pencil, chalk, pastel, graphics, cartoons)
Painters: paper or canvas paintings (oil, water, sand, digital)
Sculptors: 3D molds (wood, bronze/metal, stone carvings)


MUSIC & DANCE

Singing, Dancing, Instruments, Composing

Singing: cover existing songs, original songs
Dancing: modern dance, traditional dance
Instruments: any instrument (modern /traditional)
Composing: original compositions (instrumental/song)

FASHION

Clothing Design

Design: original & unique clothing design




ACTING & DRAMA

Stage Acting, Film Acting, Comedy

Stage Acting: theater/play acting
Film Acting: Screen/film acting
Comedy: Stand-up comedy

CINEMATOGRAPHY & PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography, Filming, Animation

Photography: still photography
Filming: motion pictures (film/videos)
Animation: 2D/3D animations

LITERATURE

Writing, Poetry

Writing: fiction/non writing (books, short stories, essays), script writing (plays/film)
Poetry: original poetry (modern/traditional)

GET INVOLVED

GET INVOLVED

ROAD MAP





ROAD TRIP

During the road trip selection, youth are invited to audition at each of the selection sites and display their talents to a panel of judges, who will eliminate contestants based on the quality of the talent displayed. Following this phase, only 120 contestants will move to the next phase.




PRE-SELECTION

Contestants selected during Road trips will participate in a threeday challenge tailored to their respective category, in order to judge their authenticity. After deliberation, 60 contestants representing each category will continue to the next phase of the competition.




BOOT CAMP TRAINING #1

Here, the contestants will be coached/mentored about developing pitching, presentation, entrepreneurship, business skills, among others. 30 contestants will be selected to move onto the next phase.




BOOT CAMP TRAINING #2

The 30 remaining contestants will be placed into 6 groups per artistic categories. The groups will then be given a challenge to develop a project that is artistic, generates income, sustainability and employment for youth in a specific creative arts industry. During this phase, the contestants will also be supported with finalising their projects that will be presented at the Youth Forum Series.




YOUTH FORUM SERIES

A Youth Forum Series will be organised around the creative arts industry in Rwanda. The forum will bring together youth and policy makers to discuss how to further strengthen the creative arts industry in Rwanda. During the forum, two groups will be eliminated, leaving only three groups moving on to the Grand Finale.




INCUBATION

A creative arts incubation centre will be established catering for the 6 categories in the ArtRwanda project ; Plastic Arts, Music & Dance, Fashion, Acting & Drama, Cinematography & Photography, and Literature. This centre will provide essential materials and equipment to continue supporting the top artists in the creative art industry and part of the ArtRwanda-Ubuhanzi project.

TIMELINE


TIMELINE


MEET OUR JUDGES

Mani Martin

Musical Artist

Kibibi Jean de Dieu

Vice-Chairman

Bruce Melodie

Musical Artist

Sonia Mugabo

Fashion Designer

Moses Turahirwa

Fashion Designer

Danny Vumbi

Musical Artist

Sandrine Isheja Butera

Radio Presenter

Mazimpaka Kennedy

Actor and Director

Eric Kabera

Film producer

Kabakera Jean Marie

Artist

Diogene ‘Atome’ Ntarindwa

Comedian

MEET OUR JUDGES

Mani Martin

Musical Artist

Kibibi Jean de Dieu

Vice-Chairman

Bruce Melodie

Musical Artist

Sonia Mugabo

Fashion Designer

Moses Turahirwa

Fashion Designer

Danny Vumbi

Musical Artist

Sandrine Isheja Butera

Radio Presenter

Mazimpaka Kennedy

Actor and Director

Eric Kabera

Film producer

Kabakera Jean Marie

Artist

Diogene ‘Atome’ Ntarindwa

Comedian