The second edition of DOADOA – the East African Performing Arts Market– will be held from 6th to 11th of May 2013 in Jinja, Uganda. Registrationis now open!

DOADOA is a joint initiative of a number of leading creative entrepreneurs in East Africa 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 networkingand mutual learning, bringing together various stakeholders in the creative industry to link people, organizations, businesses, knowledge and technology.

DOADOA gives stakeholders in the music industry (e.g. musicians, musicproducers, music promoters, managers and music festivals), but also of other performing arts (such as drama and dance) the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience, to network and learn. There will be conferences, discussions, seminars and practical training workshops by experts from the regional and international industry as well as informal networking sessions, mentorship opportunities and showcases by selected artists. About 200 professionals are expected to join for the second DOADOA during the one-week programme. The programme will be online as soon as experts, panellists and tutors have been confirmed.

To join DOADOA, please register under one of the following categories:

As panellist/discussant – deadline: 31st December 2012
As showcase artist/group – deadline: 31st December 2012
As delegate/exhibitor – deadline: 28th February 2013

Please note that entry to DOADOA is by pre-registration. Entrance is at no cost,but you are expected to be facilitating your own travel and accommodation.

We are negotiating deals with our partners for travel and accommodation. Please check for updates.