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.
Rapport Festival embraces: visual artists, musicians, dancers, DJs, spoken word & live performance artists, filmmakers, theatre makers, innovative creatives, agitators and all round movers & shakers.
Rapport Festival is about creating an African Diaspora arts movement, is a call to action, and an invitation to ‘take a seat at the table’. To be part of the movement, as an artist, arts practitioner, administrator, participator, volunteer, or audience member sign up to our mailing list.
“Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve” – Trinidad & Tobago Motto
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb