The Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA) was conceived with support from the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in 2012 as a competition for Ugandan photojournalists and photographers who work hard and sometimes take great risks so the rest of us can stay informed about what is happening. The award’s aim is to promote the best of today’s photojournalism in Uganda, supporting visual literacy as well as encouraging a new generation of photographers by focusing on photographic education through their programmes. It also seeks to remind the viewing public of the importance of a vibrant press for democratic development.
The Square works closely with UPPA and is honoured to have hosted UPPA 2017 and 2018. UPPA has partnered with The Square to oversee ongoing photography related exhibitions and activities.
40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation (40-40) is a Kampala based independent, youth-led, charity organisation. 40-40 is committed to helping vulnerable children and communities to access quality, all-round education support and entrepreneurial training aimed at self-sustainability.
The Square supports 40-40 by hosting game nights as well as other events to raise funds.
Kampala Design Week is a social enterprise that exists to inspire, equip and engage individuals and institutions to design sustainable solutions for East Africa’s challenges.
KDW hosts Design Garages at The Square as well as activities centred around the annual events on the KDW programme.
East African Records is devoted to bringing new and exciting music from East Africa to the world and they also bring the world to Uganda. The Square has proudly hosted a series of events with EAR - Kalabash being the most popular.
The Digital Marketing Centre conducts Masterclasses at The Square that are facilitated by Uganda's leading digital marketers. You can register for your spot on their website. Cloud Core Systems. Uganda Marketer's Society, Eskimi and Creative Asylum are some of The DMC's partner's.
The Creative Asylum is a madhouse organisation with a passion for sharing how problems are solved by various creative individuals. The Square hosts Creative Asylum's monthly event series. It celebrates creative people from all walks of life across Africa and builds an environment for an in-depth and productive exchange of problems, questions and answers to help build individuals, businesses and nations.
Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) is a Uganda based non-profit that promotes the utility of the arts and culture in society. It was founded by Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire, Naseemah Mohamed and Kyomuhendo A Ateenyi in 2012.
CACE founded Writivism an annual festival and a platform promoting African literature.
The Square proudly hosted Writivism 2017 and 2018.
The dynamic duo that is The DJ RPM & The DJ BK are based WHERE at THE SQUARE braaap braap. Call BPM if you want your party poppin'. They do clubnights, corporate gigs, private parties and concerts. BPM has opened some of the biggest gigs including Diplo and Major Lazer. They are agile and versatile. Contact Talent Africa for bookings.
Silent Voices Uganda is a not for profit making all Female Founding Directors’ Performing Arts (Theatre /Film/Television/Radio dramas) Development and Production organization founded with the mission to rekindle and develop the industry in Uganda and East Africa.
The Square has worked with SVU since 2017 by providing rehearsal space for their performances.