Our projects

ARP – Art Residency Project
Rainbow Media is the local partner of ARP – Art Residency Project, which recently reached its fifth edition. ARP offers to young South African artists the opportunity to spend 6 weeks in residency in Italy, and to Italian artists the possiiblity to spend a similar period in South Africa. During their residencis the artists create a body of new work which is exhibited in art galleries within the hosting country, and have the oportunity to interact with other artists, art students and local communities. ARP project is promoted by Centro Di Sarro of Rome and is supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.

Inckubeko Yethu Art Call
In 2017 Rainbow Media launched the first edition of Inckubeko Yethu competition for artists living and working in South Africa. Selected artworks were exhibited at the Tsoga Centre, in the community of Samora Machel. The intent was, on one hand, giving value and visibility to the most innovative artworks and rewarding the most interesting artwork, and on the other hand, bringing good quality art in places and communities that until recently, because of the recent past of South Africa, have been excluded from its creation and fruition.

IQ FM Project
iQhayiya Radio (IQ FM) is a community radio station that has been operating for a few years. The project, launched by a group of highly motivated youth, grew from strength to strength and enjoys a solid audience base in the area of Samora Machel, Cape Town. The group had to face various challenges, the most important of which were: the transition from informal radio station to registered broadcaster, and the development of the leadership group’s entrepreneurial and managerial skills, so that inclusion within the a professionalized environment could be facilitated. Rainbow Media assisted the leadership team along this path, and financed the execution of a technical frequency analysis, one of the last few steps in the process of transforming IQFM into a fully fledged radio.

ICLE – International Cultural Leadership Exchange
This project, which is being piloted in 2017, aims at offering to young South African community leaders the opportunity to travel abroad as an enriching developmental and educational experience which is expected to also show positive fall-outs on the community to which they belong. This edition includes a period of three weeks spent doing volunteer work in Agape – an ecumenical centre belonging to the valdensian church-, taking part to a week-long international seminar titled “Migrations: An ecumenical view on human mobility – journeys towards economic utopias”, as well as visits to social enterprises, associations and groups in the cities of Turin, Reggio Emilia, and Milan.

Our mentorship programme consists of a process of knowledge transmission, growth and personal development which happens in a relationship based on mutual trust between the mentor and the mentee. Its intent is transfer of knowledge and social capital, promotion of professional development, and offer of psychosocial support. This project is aimed at offering additional support to some of the volunteers involved in community projects in Samora Machel, Philippi, and was born out of a specific request of those that are currently the mentees.