Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (IYASA)


Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (IYASA) is a Zimbabwean performing arts school for youths that was founded by Nkululeko Dube in 2001. Based in Bulwayo, the thrust of the organization is to support and promote the best interests of young musicians, dancers, actors and poets. The group has grown to become a resource centre for most established and upcoming artistes, especially actors, poets, musicians, singers and dancers. IYASA is an abbreviation for Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts which translates to Freedom for Young People School of Arts.

The group was established with the intention of committing to improving and promoting theatre for young people and by young people. It runs a number of programs chief among them the Isiphiwo Sami talent search where they train scholars and teachers in secondary schools, various theatre and other art genres.

IYASA has worn a number of awards. There are three times winners of National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) in the Best Dance Group categories, one time winners of NAMA Video of The Year award, one time winners of the NAMA People's Choice Dance Group award, one time Winners of the ZIMA Best Dance Group category and many other awards.

ZWBulawayo, Zimbabwe


Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts
Profile added by Ano Shumba on 06 Jul 2015