About Us

Potters Gallery Initiative was founded in 2012 by Donald Unanka, a writer, curator, film maker, and a polio survivor. Our philosophy is ‘’When Voices Connect, Real Change Happens’’. As persons with disabilities, our greatest need is for our issues to be understood by society. To understand our issues is key to inclusion. For us, the word ‘’Potter’’ is a biblical place of learning. Potters Gallery is a community of young, vibrant, energetic, creative, skilled, goal oriented, passionate, and positive minded people who truly believe inclusion is possible. We are leaders of our generation; we tell stories of marginalization through the arts. We understand and value team spirit and the values of diversity, culture, honesty, and integrity in business, in leadership, and we advocate for an inclusive society. Potters Gallery is a Social Enterprise, Creative Hub, and Disability-led Arts organization that supports persons with disabilities using the power of the creative arts to facilitate opportunities for people with disabilities and promoting cross cultural dialogue on disability inclusion and participation. Potters Gallery believes in showcasing their talents and creativities, amplifying their voices as core drivers of change, supporting livelihoods through the creative economy. Potters Gallery through its programs uses the art to communicate to different audiences and the world at large on issues of persons with disabilities. Through deep research findings into our culture, traditions, and values, we create programs and projects designed to build capacities of persons with disabilities and artists and strengthening their livelihoods. As an arts organization, we create performances with the sole aim of making bold statements of relevance towards innovating the craft and art of storytelling on the lives of persons with disabilities. Our story telling techniques are meant to educate, inform, entertain, and challenge our audiences towards building intellectual, physical, social, and cultural development. This is through the means of dance, drama, movement, poetry, and nature, we create stories, infuse unusual elements blending with groundbreaking as well as mentally, physically, energetic performances using our body as the tool for conveying messages with a strong sense of creativity and aesthetics integration.

Our Mission Statement

To use the art to promote creativity and amplifying the voices of persons living with disabilities

Our Vision Statement

A world where the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities is guaranteed under the law