Yemisi Mokuolu is an independent producer and CEO of HATCH, which she founded in 2002 to support people in developing cultural change and social impact businesses, projects and ideas. Yemisi is best known for her work supporting the development of the creative industries across Africa and African creative content globally. She has worked with a wide range of industry stakeholders including the British Council, Goethe Institute, Greater London Authority, Historic England, Institut Français, King’s College London and Old Mutual, delivering research, capacity building and knowledge transfer programmes.
As an independent live events producer she has produced some of London’s largest African arts festivals under the title ‘Out of Africa’, which were hosted in Carnaby Street and London’s Southbank and produced “Amnesty International at the Edinburgh Festivals” a 2-week arts season as part of the Cultural Olympiad for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Yemisi is the co-founder of Five Cowries Arts Education Initiative in Nigeria and Co-producer of the “Asa Baako – One Dance” festival in Ghana. Today, Yemisi’s main ambition is to develop funding and financing options to better serve the rapidly growing Creative and Cultural Economy for Africa creative content.
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