Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2024

The theme for next year, “Integrity: Resilience in the Face of Adversity,” was chosen to honor the unwavering determination and patience of the visionary minds behind the festival. As we approach the milestone of ten years, we reflect on the steadfast commitment to our mission and values (humanity), which have shaped the festival into what it is today, despite the challenges we have encountered along the way. This, in itself, is an embodiment of integrity.

“Integrity: Resilience in the Face of Adversity” serves as a clarion call to uphold what is right in a world often plagued by deceit and deception. It is a reminder to remain steadfast in our values and to embrace resilience when faced with obstacles. Through our collective efforts, we can navigate the complexities of our time and continue to create a space that fosters understanding, compassion, and unity.

A sense of respect is the beginning of dignity.
A sense of right and wrong is the beginning of wisdom.
A sense of shame is the beginning of righteousness.
A sense of compassion is the beginning of true humanity.
All four are there, already inside you…
Integrity is not focusing on who you are.
Or what you can gain from the world,
It is what you can give to the world
In truthfulness.

As we look forward to the Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2024, let us honor the integrity of our shared journey, celebrate our resilience in the face of adversity, and continue to inspire positive change through the power of art and humanity.