The Black Art Street Festival
The Black Art Street Festival (Previously the Tema Arts & Fashion Festival [TAFF]) is a congregation of free-minds, raw and fine talented artists, potential and active entrepreneurs, tech-addicts, bloggers, musicians and music lovers, environmental conservationists, fashion addicts and entrepreneurs, lifestyle and cultural enthusiasts and other creative minds at a common location to generate series of contagious positive synergy for empowering young entrepreneurs, whiles creating a huge art space station for African visual and literary arts and artists as well as generating ideas to conserve and protect our environment.
The BASFest is a not-for-profit creative arts forum and advocacy platform with focus on the business of art and entrepreneurship. The festival is opened to Ghanaian Artists and Entrepreneurs both home and abroad.
BASFest is organized by Initials & Signatures and its partners.
Initials & Signatures is a community of like-minded individuals with a passion to promote art and entrepreneurship by providing. This we do by creating series of opportunities for creative minds in these areas and beyond.
How Does the Festival Work?
Every other month, our Directors in cities across Ghana hand-pick and spotlight local artistic talents in visual art, fashion design, film, music, performance art, hair and makeup artistry, technology and photography among others through local eclectic events.
In the first weekend of December every year, these talents and entrepreneurs gather at the center of the world, Tema to showcase their works, talents and work towards achieving a chosen social impact project.
The festival is a destination to thousands of people every December.
This is usually preceded by a weeklong of activities including satellite art exhibitions, fashion shows, movie screenings among others at different locations in the city.
What to expect at the Festival
You will experience:
- independent film screening (usually a short films and music videos)
- pop-up galleries featuring several independent visual artists and photographers
- street art and graffiti exhibitions
- street art processions
- fashion shows
- live musical performances
- vendor booths featuring local artisans and accessories designers
- live art performances.
- drama, poetry, cultural displays
- shopping in all kinds of goods and services
What our patrons have to say
over the years have boosted my brand, increased my network and introduced me to new ideas. I always look forward to another edition”.