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The Creative Arts Campaign

Moving Africa through the Arts.


Since its inception, ALA has always possessed an abundance of artistic talent amongst our students. The talent was not always matched by the resource, capacity, and stage from which to practise, collaborate, and perform. This interest and passion for the arts is also present and active amongst our global network of friends, supporters, and other external stakeholders. In parallel with the installation and construction of the Creative Commons at ALA, we are setting out to galvanise and mobilise passionate and proficient artists in the ALA network through a series of intimate concerts around the world. In doing so, we aim to raise $150,000 to help fund the construction of the Creative Commons. By engaging, exciting, and involving our network of Alumni, Parents, Donors past and present as well as institutions involved in the Arts, ALA is taking a vital step forward in prioritising the creative industries in the next chapter of Africa’s story.

The Creative Arts Commons

In order to enable creative discovery and learning on campus, ALA seeks to build a Creative Arts Commons consisting of five studio spaces and a renovated auditorium. Today’s auditorium is unable to house our growing campus community, making this a mission-critical project in our Campus Master Plan. The project will modify existing spaces on campus to provide an indoor space for gatherings and workshops and to enhance and expand the Academy’s arts program. The studios will cater to the most practised and performed arts on campus, and will comprise the Dance Studio, Digital Editing and Recording Studio, Visual Arts Studio, Choir Studio, and the Music Studio.

Why art at ALA, and why now?

Many of the young leaders at ALA and the Alumni in our network aim to lead a creative revolution on the continent. ALA historically has not had the capacity to fully nurture and empower our artistic leaders. In alignment with our ALA 2023 strategy of Unleashing the Network, Becoming a Learning, Innovating, Leading School, and Winning in the Marketplace, establishing a Creative Commons is vital.

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Browse through articles on ALA students, alumni and our broader network who are in the creative arts industry.

Niu Raza Wins at New England Music Awards in First-Ever World Act Category

October 20, 2021

How ALA’s 6 Sector Communities Are Harnessing The Power of Networks

September 29, 2021

Tinashe Manguwa ‘19 Releases Self-Published Poetry Book on Identity

September 2, 2021

Inaugural Sherehe Raises over USD$100 000 for the Creative Arts at ALA

July 29, 2021

The AL Group Network Unite Through the Creative Arts at Open Mic Night

April 22, 2021

Creative Arts at ALA Adds Student-led “Curating Africa” to Curriculum

March 26, 2021

ALA Students Awarded Top Prizes in News Decoder Global Storytelling Contest

January 26, 2021

Bernie Mshana ’13 creates a cultural shift in Tanzania through animation

November 25, 2020

Giving Tuesday: Showing Gratitude for the Creative Arts

November 25, 2020

Mufalo Mufalo ‘20 uses the power of the creative arts for social change

November 25, 2020

Students explore identity through the Creative Arts course at ALA

September 20, 2020

Tapiwa Gambura ’18 – Reclaiming the African Narrative through Film

September 7, 2020

Entrepreneur and Designer David Lewis ’15 Partners with Bremen Fashion House

August 28, 2020

Motswana photographer Towela Tembo ’19 uses multimedia to cross creative borders

August 28, 2020

ALA Alumni Female Vocalist Group, Malkia the Band Performs at UN Women’s International Youth Day 2020

August 27, 2020

Filmmaker and Comedian Najmeddine Harrabi’s Journey into the Creative Arts Industry

July 31, 2020

Uzoma Chidumaga Orji ’12 Uses Art and Technology to Explore Identities and African Realities

June 29, 2020

Ny Ony Razafindratandra ’11 – Telling African Stories through Music

May 28, 2020

Rima Tahini ’10 – Developing Africa’s Next Music Stars

May 28, 2020

#WhatMovesYou? Inspiring Change and Staying Connected through Visual Arts

April 29, 2020

Maxwell Simba ’19: From Nairobi to Johannesburg via Hollywood

February 27, 2020

Khauhelo ‘Mile ’18: Student Leader, Entrepreneur, and Self-Published Poet

January 30, 2020

Tanatsei Gambura ’17 Wins Prestigious Diana Award for Social Impact Work

September 2, 2019

Unleash the Network

We recognise the value in the Creative Arts sector, and are adamant in connecting our network around the Arts and accelerating the growth of creative industries on the Africa continent.

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Learning, Innovating, Leading School

By creating a new and innovative space dedicated to the Creative Arts, we broaden and enhance our mission as a leading educational and social enterprise.

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Win in the Marketplace

Identifying and engaging the numerous stakeholders in the Art and curating specific and tailored communication will create more interest and support for ALA.

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