About Us

ACCRA [dot] ALT is a cultural network that promotes the alternative work of young Ghanaian artists and emerging creatives across the globe. ACCRA [dot] ALT provides critical space for filmmakers, photographers, musicians, visual artists, designers, writers, academics, activists, and students to exhibit their work in imaginative ways.

In addition to tours, ACCRA [dot] ALT produces two annual festivals and a monthly discussion and film series on independent art-making. Check us out:

  • Join over 2,000 people in James Town for The CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival in April 2012. Witness live street painting, graffiti, art installations, spoken word, experimental theater, a fashion circus, Brazilian fight dancing, bike and rollerskate stunting party, live music, a block party, and much more.

CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival

PRESS COVERAGE

Francis Kokoroko: http://okokoroko.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/charley-wote-arts-festival-fashion-pride-fish-nets/

Nana Kofi Acquah:
http://nanakofiacquah.blogspot.com/2011/07/what-i-saw-at-chale-wote-street.html

The Mmofra Foundation:
http://mmofraghana.org/snapshots/ghana-and-the-arts-the-chale-wote-street-art-festival/

Isaac Bruce:
http://isaacbruce.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/chale-wote-arts-festival/

Every December we cap the year off with the INDIE FUSE Music Festival- a who’s who of the freshest artists in Ghana and on the international indie scene. Dope new music. Chill people. Good times.

Check out the trailer for last year’s jam:

The Talk Party Series and Guerrilla Cinema is a monthly discussion and film series onĀ  art + politics that connects emerging artists, writers, music aficionados, filmmakers, students, and media creatives.

THE TALK PARTY SERIES

THE TOUR EXPERIENCE

We offer all-expense paid tours for our visitors. Tours are arranged on flexible prepaid monthly plans ranging from six to twelve months.

All tour packages include:

  • Round-trip economy class airfare
  • Spacious living accommodations with air-conditioned single or double bedrooms, internet access, and cable television
  • In-country transportation including airport pickup and drop-off
  • All-inclusive meals and snacks, including continental breakfast, lunch and gourmet dinners
  • All tour attraction costs
  • Service tips and taxes
  • Private art events such as concerts, cultural exhibits, informative lectures and interactive workshops
  • Access to a special website where your family and friends can virtually follow your travel experiences. Professional photographs and videos from your trip will be uploaded by our team to the site at the conclusion of your trip. You and other visitors to the site can view these pictures and videos and make comments about the tour.

GOURMET CUISINE

TOURS WITH US

In addition to popular sites of interest, our team works to find cool places and activities that will offer a unique perspective of the country. There is a lot to see and do in Ghana and our goal is to expose you to something new and exhilarating. The tours are planned to meet the needs of each traveler.

Our team in Accra coordinates with ACCRA [dot] ALT ALT tour organizers internationally to produce a package that suits your particular travel needs. We conduct tours during the months of June, August, October and December (for the annual INDIE FUSE Music Festival). We have flexible travel timetables to accommodate your schedule for 1 week, 10 days, 2 weeks, 3 weeks or one month. ACCRA [dot] ALT tours can manage groups of 10 to 20.

EXPERIENCE MORE WITH ACCRA [dot] ALT TOURS!

FISHING ON THE COAST

COFFIN ART IN TESHIE NUNGUA

CAPE COAST BEACH

WLI WATERFALLS

ELMINA CASTLE: THE SLAVE EXPERIENCE

THE AFROCHIC MARKET

LIVE INDIE MASHUPS

THE KWAME NKRUMAH MAUSOLEUM

THE SPICE MARKET

***Please note that some of these attractions will incur additional expenses.

FABRIC @ MAKOLA MARKET

INDIVIDUAL + SMALL GROUP TRAVELERS

ACCRA [dot] ALT provides travel arrangements for individual or small group tours. For 1-9 persons, we will arrange your lodging, meals, transportation needs, washing and cleaning services, and a comprehensive tour attraction schedule.

For visitors in the Arts, Humanities and Social Science fields, we organize networking events, research study, face-to-face interviews, and cultural exchange projects.

This includes art or music partnerships, project volunteerism, public discussions, seminars and lectures.

Treat Yourself to an ACCRA [dot] ALT Tour:

  • We provide a secure and easy travel experience. Our guests are assured of comfort and safety while in Ghana.
  • We have an extensive network of creative and professional resources at hand. As creative professionals with local and international expertise, we have access to a diverse range of persons and resources.
  • Our tours are innovative, entertaining and informative. ACCRA [dot] ALT provides a unique and spectacular travel experience to visitors. We regularly host art festivals, public dialogues, film screenings, and music concerts.
  • When you tour with us, you are contributing to youth development in the

    CHALE WOTE Street Art Festival

    arts. As a social enterprise, our primary goal is to create art programming by and for young people. 15% of each tour funnels back into our art programs where youth are able to learn critical thinking skills, practice their artistry, receive mentorship from field experts, and create projects of their own.

  • The coolest tours in Ghana. Build long-lasting networks, schedule annual or bi-annual vacations to Ghana, or decide to make Ghana your home.

BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY!

Sign up now for our 2012 tour packages:

May 16th – 29th (13 nights, 14 days)
July 10th – 23rd (13 nights, 14 days)

Got questions? Contact us for tour package pricing by phone at (011) +233-279942414 or by email at accra.alt@gmail.com.

Follow us on www.facebook.com/ACCRAdotALT and www.twitter.com/Accradotalt for more information.

4 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Dear Accra dot Alt,

    Well, my eyes & mind couldn’t have been more spoiled reading, gazing and contemplating your initiative, a true movement of our times. It feels like Nkrumah’s, Dr. King & Gravey’s and Our dreams brought to life in living colours.

    I am starting a Gallery & Artist in Residence Program-
    Orchids Gallery is seeking to become one the 1st Fair Trade Contemporary Art Gallery’s & Artist in Residence Programs in the Industry, if not the First.

    Orchids Gallery unites Artists from a spectrum of Cultural backgrounds and ages, conscious of representing diversity in which Inspiration in Nature, Social understanding and a Reformed method trading Art Fairly coalesce in the pursuit of Artistic Expression & Environmental Awareness.

    We are an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and arbiter we welcome anyone regardless of disability, origin, sexual orientation, religion, gender or nationality and ask the same of other parties.

    Have a look…I hope we can align movement & enterprise, I look forward to taking the mash to the next level of relevance, envisioning life in the next paradigm 21st century stylee, united, global & sustainable.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Aba Andoh Yankah

    Ps.: Please who is the Artist who painted the beautiful image under the heading Accra the New Harlem?

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