The Grow to Share exchange programme aims to provide a context for arts organisations within the SADC region to share skills and knowledge and explore opportunities to develop networks and collaborations.
WAZA WE EXCHANGE
24th June to 28th June 2019
During this trip two of our staff members, Julia and Banji visited Centre d'art Waza which is an art centre located in the heart of Lubumbashi's centre ville. The aim of their visit was to spend a week within the Waza Space learning and exchanging. During the course of the week the two organisations exchanged knowledge on the
development of artistic educational programmes, organizational frameworks
and annual project programming.
Capacity building for cultural operators within the African region is a sure way to create ripples of positive development within the arts and culture spheres.
But it wasn't all work and no play. The staff visited various sites within the bustling city, such as the Gécamine Mine, home to a towering man-made mountain of burnt earth (read: mining waste), The Lubumbashi National Gallery, which boasted a thought-evoking collection of ethnographic material, the copper lined Cathédral. And last but not least the centre of bustling night life and hi-life Kamalondo.
The five days spent within the DRC and within the Waza space invoked many spark of inspiration. The Modzi-Waza partnership is a blossoming plant yet to bear fruit for the many mouths of creative to eat.