Toonda Cultural Community Center

The Cultural Community Centre Toonda (from Swahili “to create”) offers local people the opportunity to meet, to try out, to exchange art and culture in the rural environment of Western Uganda. It is a place for an open exchange of ideas, for creative processes and cooperation between people of different cultures.

The Center

One hectare of land in Kyakataama, about 45 minutes from Fort Portal at the crater lakes is the home of Toonda with a theatre, social rooms and activities. It is also home to diverse projects such as the schoolproject SMART KYAKATAAMA, Community Groups such as the “Storytelling Club” for Teens and the Residencyprogram “Contemporary Composers @ Bush Lab”.

Artists @ Community Work
Art Work by visting artist Mandy Coppes-Martin

Art & Cultural exchange: We’re welcoming internatonal artists and female composers for doing community work at Toonda.

We proudly collaborate with the SYLT FOUNDATION.

Toonda Festival 2021 – In memory of Jonas.
Constructing the Center to get ready for this year festival

For the big opening of Toonda Cultural Community Center we’ll having a one month festival full of workshops with international artists and lectures about everything the community is interested in. Activities, Movie Nights, Live-Performances – full program will follow soon!

As a result of the festival we would like to encourage weekly/monthly meetings of different groups here at TOONDA. The use of the facility will be free of charge.


Meet our upcoming Artists in Residency

We’re super happy to welcome Mandy, Thu, Anna and Macri soon in Kyakataama at Toonda Cultural Community Center – check them out here Artists @ Community Work – Toonda

  • is for all age groups and independent of educational background
  • is a place where different local groups can meet or where new groups can emerge
  • promotes arts & culture
  • boosts cultural exchange
Find out more about

Smart Kyakataama

Sponsor a schoolkid or a children’s activity with only 150€ per year!

Become a volunteer!

Contact us for more information how to become a part of Toonda.

Get in touch

Write to us here.

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mobil: 07 06 74 18 20
whatsapp: +49-151-70 81 91 60

Visit us

From Fort Portal drive on Kamwenge Road towards Kibale Forest. Branch at Kasiisi, cross Ruteete and take the right main road in Rwihamba. When you see the Lake Nyambuga, you branch left down at the signpost “Water project” towards Sadghuru School, pass the source and drive up.