IIA – The International Academy
Inspiration International Academy for Arts, Leadership and Social Change (I.I.A.) (An expansion of the Muse Uganda Arts School in Uganda). I.I.A. is an International Art and Leadership Educational program offering talented and ambitious students a unique chance to acquire a wide range of artistic and leadership skills. The four-year program is a joint venture of Inspiration, Brit Olam, Topaz and the Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design (NIAAD). I.I.A. builds upon the accumulated experience and expertise of Muse Uganda (2008-2015) and advances the initiative. Prior to the four-year program, a two-year pilot will be initiated in August 2019. The program will contain two years of intensive extra-curricular studies in the areas of community development, leadership and social entrepreneurship and enable the young artists to expand their expertise in a wide verity of social change methodologies embedded into creative artistic activities. During the second year, the students are expected to implement their knowledge in supervised fieldwork that will accompany their training. By developing and honing their creative and artistic abilities, the students will be given the opportunity to learn and experience the arts in a professional manner. They will become creative, and ecologically sensitive entrepreneurs. Thereby, they will use their abilities to sustain themselves economically, enjoy a brighter personal future and become innovative, responsible and industrious members of their society.