The Arts Alliance of Africa + the Diaspora (AAAD) was born out of a growing need to expand the narrative of Africa + its diaspora and to create a central resource (historical, social, professional, economic, and educational) that ensures the lasting legacy of our cultural institutions, the preservation of our work and our art, while directly benefiting Black communities around the world.

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WHO WE ARE

FOUNDING MEMBERS

32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust (Uganda),  AfricaNXT (Nigeria + South Africa),  Black Artists Networks in Dialogue (Canada), Black Cultural Archives (United Kingdom), Fondation Dapper (France), Fondation MAM. /. Galerie MAM (Cameroon), Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (US),  Mwasi / Oiapoque (France + Brasil),  New Local Space (Jamaica), Nubuke Foundation (Ghana), Sakhile&Me (Germany), Social Impact Design Studios (Barbados + Kenya + US), WaWaWa Diaspora Centre (Benin + Haiti + Togo + US), WaxPrint Media (Ghana) 

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STEERING COMMITTEE

AfricaNXT, Black Artists Networks in Dialogue, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Sakhile&Me, Social Impact Design Studios, WaWaWa Diaspora Centre

 

 

 

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP SESSIONS

The Arts Alliance of Africa + Diaspora (AAAD) empowers Black arts practitioners worldwide through the lived experiences of dynamic thought leaders working within our sector, our culture, and our communities. Watch  our most recent Thought Leadership Sessions below. 

Event Calendar

Here’s a series of our upcoming events, made possible thanks to a generous gift form The Open Society Foundation.

Thought Leadership Session| Régine Romain

Meet AAAD Founding Member Régine Romain (@regineromain) who will discuss the significance/power of Black Diaspora Storytelling and her leadership and creative initiatives from Brooklyn, NY to Benin, West Africa.

March 28, 2024

10:00AM EST / ZOOM

 

Thought Leadership Session| Karen Carter

Meet AAAD Founding Member Karen Carter (@kcintoronto) as she shares some principles that you can apply to both short and long-term planning to create financial models for your work.

September 14, 2023

9:30AM EST / ZOOM

Thought Leadership Session| Melissa Howell

Meet AAAD Founding Member Melissa Howell as she shares key learnings from The Diascope, (@thediascope_), an experiential learning project that examines the alchemical design and practice of the African Diaspora.

May 11, 2023

9:30AM EST / ZOOM

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