Annual festival showcasing the creative and artistic potentials of people with disabilities in Nigeria
Now in its 4th year, Abuja International Arts Ability Festival has brought over 200 artists, writers, poets, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, photographers, and thinkers together in Abuja Nigeria, and now globally via a digital festival.
The primary goals of the festival are to promote and showcase the works of people with disabilities, develop and celebrate creativity on the African continent through a series of events during the festival. These include panel discussions, workshops, book reading, plays, poetry events, concerts, film screening and performances.
It is the only festival showcasing and celebrating the works of talented and creative artists with disabilities, the event has become a platform for advocacy on issues of persons with disabilities and inclusion in development processes and outcomes. Every year the festival gathers diplomats, media, civil society, development partners and high-ranking policy makers in Abuja four days of innovative cultural immersion.
The festival is organized annually by Potters Gallery Initiative to celebrate the international day for persons with disabilities. In the past, the festival received support and partnership from British Council, US Embassy Abuja, CBM Nigeria, Bank of Industry, Goethe Institute, German Federal Foreign Office, and Prince Claus Fund Netherland.
The festival in the past three years attracted more than fifty thousand visitors and has a media coverage of more than two million in Nigeria.