The KAB16 Art Education Programme focuses on the 25 Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) Funded Primary Schools in Kampala who will each send 10 representative students to participate in the ‘Seven Hills Art Challenge’; an art contest that is aimed to sensitise both educators, parents and children to the power of arts in society and how it can contribute to a dialogue about the implications of ‘Kampala as a city in motion’.
During the workshops held in the 5 respective Kampala Divisions, students will exploring the KAB16 theme and how it relates to Kampala City. Taking on the role of investigators, they will debate about various phenomena of urban mobility observed locally. Why and how does one move in the city of Seven Hills? What is the meaning of “being on the move” within their community, Kampala, Uganda or even in a larger international context? Students are invited to investigate issues that are significant to them within the scope of the theme and to propose possible solutions, illustrated through their artwork, which might resolve these issues.
Keywords of the KAB16 theme are:
- Urban Mobility / Immobility
- Motion & Transition
After the workshops, studio/gallery visits will be organised for the school teams: they will have the opportunity to see the creative process as it unfolds. For children, this will not only be a memorable experience, it is the best way to introduce them to art and the creative process that they will engage in during the art challenge. This will also help shape their views of the world, and help them become better citizens with an awareness and appreciation for culture.
(For images of the workshops in the 5 divisions, click here)