Initiative.dkf is a multidisciplinary arts organisation led by Artistic Director DK Fashola and mononymous Creative Producer Wofai.

INSPIRED BY

Conversations  

Unheard voices

Unseen explorations

The unconventional

The poetic

...WE

Produce theatre shows, festivals, dance events and cultivate culture through interdisciplinary work. 

We also collaborate to create short films, give industry access and ad hoc mentorship to young people

"I cannot be the only walking conundrum" 

DK Fashola, Artistic Director

"I cannot be the only walking conundrum" 

WHY?...

  • To explore the freedom of reinvention through the fluidity of artistic expression

  • The love of storytelling 

  • To challenge what forms art can take and be or look like on black bodies 

  • THE POWER performance holds to create empathy, push past ignorance, instigate human connection

BOLD • Raw truthful • directperceptive

AWARDS + ACHIEVEMENTS 

ACE G4A recipient Fragments Of A Complicated Mind 2020

WW Consortium Commission grant 2019 - Scalped

ACE G4A Associate Producers SLCB 2018

ACE G4A recipient Melanin Box Festival 2018

WW Consortium Blueprint R&D grant 2017 - Scalped

Talawa MAKE: Sustain Artists 2017

ACE G4A recipient Melanin Stages 2016

Independently funded Melanin Box Festival 2015

New Heritage Theatre Scratch Night Winner 2014 - Zarascasket

Initiative.dkf build work from the ground up blending authentic artism with actual empowerment”

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Act For Change

 

Tamasha Theatre

Associate Company 

2019-20

 

Supporters

Talawa Theatre

MAKE: Sustain Artists 2017-18

 

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