Rapport Festival embraces: visual artists, musicians, dancers, DJs, spoken word & live performance artists, filmmakers, theatre makers, innovative creatives, artistic agitators, and all round movers & shakers.

Rapport Festival is intrinsically about creating an African diaspora arts movement, is a call to action, an invitation to not only ‘take a seat at the table’, but to be integral in building the house that the table is in. To be part of the movement as an artist, arts practitioner, administrator, participator, volunteer, or audience member sign up to our mailing list.

Founded by Lara Samuels (a theatre practitioner frustrated with the lack of diversity and opportunities for African diaspora artists and practitioners), Rapport Festival has been created to redefine the artistic and cultural landscape of the UK.

By placing the spotlight on arts created by African diaspora practitioners and artists from multiple genres and art disciplines, Rapport Festival offers a unique platform that celebrates and elevates African diaspora artistic expression from across the international diaspora.

“Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve”Trinidad & Tobago Motto (Eric Williams) 

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”African Proverb