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Baobab Arts


Baobab Arts is a non-profit cultural arts organization founded in 2008 to preserve, present, and provide access to the traditional arts of Africa and the African Diaspora. 


The term African Diaspora is emblematic of the forced dispersal of Africans from their ancestral homeland, and is a collation of populations that includes, but is not limited to, descendants of enslaved West African people in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and South America.


Through ongoing workshops, classes, and events, we make the traditional arts and culture of Africa and the Diaspora more accessible to Canadian audiences. Based in Toronto, we aim to be the source for authentic, traditional arts and cultural activities representing Africa and the Diaspora.


The majestic baobab tree, with its massive trunk and sturdy roots, is widely viewed as a symbol of Africa. These iconic trees usually serve as a city hall of sorts, where gatherings, social activities, and important discussions are often held. The very presence of these trees is central to the spiritual and cultural life of the community.

Join Our Team

Baobab Arts has a mandate to promote the traditional arts and culture of Africa and the African Diaspora. We are looking for talented individuals who want to make a difference, build community, and help us achieve our programming and operational goals. If your skills, experience, and passion for community match the other requirements for any of the available positions, we encourage you to apply. 


We thank all candidates for applying, but only individuals selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted.

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