emerging artists

intensive lab

program details

application process

Applications for our Emerging Artists Program are usually open in the first week of April and they close in the first week of June. Keep following our social media platforms for any news about the program. Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know when the applications open.

  • Directing For Audio & Stage,

  • Acting For Stage & Screen,

  • Makeup and Costume Design,

  • Grant Proposal Writing,

  • Scenography, Stage Set-up and Design,

  • Writing for Stage,

  • Community Theatre and More.



This is a 12 months' program that runs from July to July. 90% of the program physically takes place at Ndere Cultural Centre and Artists cannot chose to do it remotely. Artists are advised not to have any major commitments during this period to avoid missing out on the program. It is called an Intensive Lab for a reason!

why join us?

  • Access to a community of world-class theatre makers worldwide.

  • Access to our worldwide audience for your works.

  • Accelerate your performing arts career from Emerging Artist to Mid Career!

2023/24 cohort

Joel Gabriel Agaba

Vicky Aselle

Betty S. Lunkuse

Ronald Matovu

David Muhanuzi

Loarah Atwooki

Suubi Nalwanga

Barnabus Oselle

Matthew Kissa

Past Cohorts