Waaw is an artists' residence. Its principal aim is to promote Senegalese and African culture and to facilitate cultural exchange by bringing people together for work or study. The main focus is on art and design. Waaw provides a work base and accommodation for creative people seeking inspiration in the local environment and culture.
Waaw is part of the Finnish Yelema association for African design and craft. It is run by a group of Finnish volunteers - read more about us here - in cooperation with Senegalese experts and cultural actors.
Waaw (pronounced 'wow') means 'yes' in the Wolof language. Waaw!