Fred Batale graduated as a visual artist from Makerere University, where he acquired
knowledge, skills and experience in working with different creative methods. His artistic
practices deal with themes of disability empowerment, rights, and advocacy. Given the
challenges he faces in Uganda living as a person with a disability, he knows that he is
not the only individual with such challenges. That is why he works to empower others
like himself and educate the greater community that any one person is capable of
pursuing their dreams through Disability Art Project Uganda.
He participated in the Unlimited commissions UK as international placement where he
was exposed to skills of commissioning arts projects and festival management, now in
YALI program of East Africa he is learning leadership skills and business idea
Fred is the founder and director of Disability Art Project Uganda (DAPU), for which he
received a Pollination Project grant. Disability Arts Project Uganda (DAPU) is a
registered company limited by guarantee established to empower PWDs to realize their
creative potential, confidence, and equip them to use arts as a tool for their economic
development and advocacy
To read more about Fred’s Pollination Project Grant, click here.