Union of African Performing Artists (UAPA)

Union des artistes de spectacle africains (UASA)

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1983-09-03 Harare Zimbabwe


3-5 Sep 1983, Harare (Zimbabwe), during a UNESCO/ITI/IATA Consultative Conference on Theatre in Africa, following recommendations of General Conference of UNESCO, 1980, Belgrade (Yugoslavia). Also referred to in French as Union africaine des artistes de spectacle (UAAS).


Protect and promote performing artists on the continent; group all those who through their voluntary commitment accept to unite in a concerted effort to promote and protect African performing arts, whether amateur or for professional, whether from theatre, dance, music, folklore, cinema or any other performing arts form; liaise between them; act as a resource bank; disseminate information among and about members; initiate training programmes.


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General Assembly (in principle every 2 years). Executive Committee, consisting of President, 2 Vice-Presidents, Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary-General, Treasurer and 2 other members.


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