DOADOA Registration


East African Performing Arts Market
9th Edition

Due to COVID-19 we are postponing the 9th edition of DOADOA as the majority of the participating artists and delegates come from the East African region and around the world and they can’t travel. The event was meant to take place in Kampala from 6th – 9th May 2020.


Registration will start once we are sure when to host our events again.

DOADOA is a joint initiative of a number of leading creative entrepreneurs in East Africa – Bayimba Foundation (Uganda), Sarakasi Trust (Kenya), Phat! Entertainment (Kenya), Ketebul Music (Kenya), Busara Promotions (Tanzania), Caravan Records (Tanzania), KigaliUp! (Rwanda), Selam Music (Ethiopia) – that have joined forces to develop the market for performing arts in East Africa and unlock the potential of the East African creative industry by providing an annual platform for professional networking and mutual learning, bringing together various stakeholders in the creative industry to link people, organizations, businesses, knowledge and technology.

DOADOA offers stakeholders within the performing Arts sector (e.g. musicians, music producers, composers, songwriters, music promoters, managers, distributors, events managers, festival directors, dancers, dance programmers, dance producers, tour operators, theatre makers / practitioners, venue owners, copyright law societies, legislators, cultural organizations, performing arts schools/academies, Comedians, journalists & media houses, poets, storytellers, marching artists and others the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience, to network and learn. There will be conferences, exhibitions, collaborations, practical workshops by experts both regional and international as well as informal networking sessions (speed networking sessions), mentorship opportunities and showcases by selected Artists. Each edition promises to go beyond the previous. The detailed programme will be online as soon as experts, panelists and tutors have been confirmed.

Please contact DOADOA through or +256 414 591 670 for further information.

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