the deadline for Abstracts has now extended to Friday 24 February. Registration remains 15 March except for the online registration which can be latest Wednesday 22 March
    • The conference is hosted by Makerere University through the Department of Performing Arts and Film (DPAF) at the School of Liberal and Performing Arts (SLPA), College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS). We hope to cover Conference materials and welfare through payments of registration fees. However, the fee does not adequately cover students’ participation. DPAF’s celebration of the Golden Jubilee has been planned purposely to involve its current students who will stage performances and exhibitions. Additionally, we are fundraising for a number of activities to mark the Golden Jubilee, as highlighted below.
    • We hope you can support us to realize the plans. Please, indicate to us the nature and extent of your support. WELCOME, AND THANK YOU!


      Department of Performing Arts and Film (DPAF) at Makerere University, invites your participation and support in the following events:

      • Golden Jubilee Celebrations of DPAF that start with DPAF Alumni Celebration Dinner in February 2023 to fundraise for an outdoor stage / Amphitheatre where students can do their practical training and practice. The facility will have a Film editing suite, Audio and Music recording studios, an Audio / Listening Room, and a Performing Arts Library.

      A Grand GOLDEN Parade of current and past students, staff, friends and partners in Kampala in mid-March 2023. Participants will need T-Shirts and drinking water among other things.

      • Giving back to the community Humanitarian Service Activity (Reading Action Programme) on World Book Day 3 March 2023 at Makerere Primary School (Yellow). The school will receive Primary school textbooks and Children’s readers for the library and assorted scholastic materials for the pupils.

      • An international conference on 27 March – 1 April 2023 under the theme, “Performing Arts and the University of the 21st Century: Concepts, Training, and Practice” organized together with IDEA (International Drama / Theatre and Education Association) and Rostock University of Music and Theatre in Rostock, Germany.

      click to register for the conference to register more details.

      IDEA General Council Meeting (GCM) 2023. President Sanja Krsmanović Tasić will speak at the conference. Over 200 delegates mostly from outside Uganda will attend this event.

      A Stakeholders Dialogue, to discuss the state of performing arts training and research, and prospects for increased graduates. We will involve as many of DPAF’s Alumni and the entertainment industry in Uganda as possible.

      A Planning Meeting for authors of the Africa Theatre Webinar (ATW) Series from all over Africa.

      • The Golden Jubilee Magazine including profiles of Alumni and staff, DPAF partners, and aspirations of current students to be published as a promotional and commemorative item.

    Please go through the following table before you register. We have structured a comprehensive price table for providing you with the best returns from the conference.

    If you are unsure about the category you belong to please contact the organizing committee for more details.

Golden Jubilee Celebrations


EarlyBird Payment Deadline
01 st February 2023
Final Payment Deadline 
15th March 2023

On site payment

27thMarch 2023

Internationals Outside East Africa
Delegate USD $200 USD $250 USD
Student USD $120 USD $150 USD
African countries USD $100
East Africa 
Delegate from East Africa USD $150 USD $180
Student from East Africa USD $100 USD $150
Chinese USD $100
Ugandan Delegates Ush 150,000/-
Ugandan Delegates (Student) 50,000/-
Ugandan University Lecturers 150,000/-


  Group, Co-authors, and Discount



Please, Make Your Payments as Follows:

Account Title: MUC.FAC.OF ARTS
Account Number: 9030008065615
Bank: Stanbic
Branch: Makerere University
Swift Code: SBICUGKX
Sort Code: 041647
Currency: US Dollars

NB: Ugandans can pay in Ugandan shillings. please contact the organizing committee for more information contact