African Arts Academy is a 501C3 not for profit international, performing arts organization, that also specialize in art education program, based in San Francisco, CA USA. It’ s main focus is to combine ancient wisdom, traditional art via new technology, and implement a professional grade, state of the arts institution that, specializes in the teaching doctrines of all art forms and crafts originating in Africa and the African diaspora.
To establish a State of The Arts institution that specializes in the doctrines of arts and crafts originating in Africa and the African diaspora and to preserve African cultural heritage, through performing arts for generations to come.
Our goal at African Arts Academy is not only that we want to help change the perception of the way the world views Africa, but we also want to help change the perspective of people of African descent, by producing a different narrative, in highlighting the beauty and values of African Art which has positively contributed in the artistic development and economic growth in great nations around the world.
We believe that our past determines our future, and A-A-A is an innovative way to preserve ancient wisdom through art education and performing arts via new technology, based on the spirit of cultural diversity, dynamic growth, sustainability, social justice, and the pursuit of intellectual entrepreneurship, to serve, and empower the new generation to compete in the world’s growing job market.
African Arts Academy is the bridge between ancient wisdom and the modern world, via new technology, where innovation meets tradition.
WHY AFRICAN ARTS ACADEMY?
Throughout history, many stories have been told and written about Africa, however some stories have lead to the misconception and the misunderstanding about the vast continent with so many different cultures, which led to a stereotype against people of African descent. As interior conflicts, economic war and greed left the continent parted, it is only through education that we can bring the puzzles back together, focusing on the art. There was an ancient civilization and lifestyle in Africa, before the Arab and European Invasions. What was Africa like, before colonization? What kind of art form did they make to communicate? What type of food did they eat? These are the questions many people keep asking. Archeologists have proved that something, a link from the past is either missing or has been broken. How to reconnect that link to our modern society? This is where African Arts Academy comes handy. Behind every African Art, lies a story that goes back from generations , for thousands of years. At African Arts Academy, we strongly believe that our past determines our future, reconnect with our ancestors, to learn and understand the origin of things. A devious, and a greedy mind, will lead societies to encourage, racial discrimination and human right abuse, this should no longer stand in the way of ART!