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 Arts & Culture, History & Community...in Dover, Delaware

Welcome to Dover's
Inner City Cultural League, Inc.

       Founded in 1971 by Dover City 
Councilman Reuben Salters, the Inner City Cultural League fulfills a need in the Central Delaware Community which was previously unmet.


                                    The League introduced programs which enhance understanding of the arts and culture among Dover's inner city citizens - especially the youth.



Our purpose is to create an awareness of how arts and culture benefit the development of youth and their families in our community.

ICCL, Inc. is a highly valuable organization to the community.  It offers increased accessibility and exposure to the fine arts, as well as educational enrichment. In addition to placing great emphasis on advancement in education through participation in the arts, the Inner City Cultural League, Inc. also seeks to build a network of interconnected community agencies.  Our goal is to enable local youth and their families to realize a higher level of learning and personal achievement.

For dates, times and locations of our cultural workshops, presentations, and  Sankofa African Dance Company's scheduled performances, 
please visit our calendar 

You'll find fascinating activities  to participate in, people  to meet, and  places to visit.  You'll also find opportunities to make your own contribution to the cultural complexity of our city.




                                                                                                                                 Sankofa Cultural Arts Center 
The new facility provides a variety of work and study
- as well as a clean, safe environment for ALL who
cultural and educational enrichment.

 Click  HERE to see more photos



                                                                Your contribution TODAY will help ICCL continue to provide our valuable programs and services in the new facility - a clean, safe environment for learning and cultural enrichment.
Save The Dates!

February 1, 2019 In Harmony Concert Series @ 6:30 pm, The Dover Public Library Feat. The Sankofa Steel Drummers

February 8th & 9th, 2019 Black History Month Program @ The Sankofa ICCL Center

February 21st - Traveling Africa Exhibit - Feat. The Sankofa String Orchestra @ 5:00 pm, The Biggs Museum 

March 30, 2019 Annual Inner City Cultural Arts Center Gala @ The Modern Maturity Center

June 22, 2019  Annual African American Festival @ Legislative Hall

For times and more details check the calendar below

The African Diaspora & The Drum

The Atlantic Slave Trade & The Drum ~ A program designed to acquaint the public, especially those of African ancestry, with their rich heritage using the arts as the primary mode of teaching. The program will feature reenactors of the African Diaspora and musical performances by the Sankofa African Drummers & Dancers, the Sankofa Strings and the Sankofa Steel Drums.

From Africa to Brazil, the Caribbean, South America to North America the drum has been the single most binding nugget of culture besides cuisine.The Countries Include Cape Verde, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Martinique, the Virgin Islands, Trinidad, Tobago, Surinam, French New Orleans and many, many more.

Tickets for the shows at the Sankofa Cultural Arts Center are free, but required for admission as seating is limited. You can pick up your tickets at the Biggs Museum of American Art, at the Delaware State News office in Dover or order them here.  Ticket holders must be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.  Doors will be opened to the general public at that time.  Sankofa Cultural Arts Center, 39 S. West Street, Dover, Delaware 19901

Check out our Programs & Events Pages for more of this year's activities

Current Programs

ICCL After School Programs

Sankofa Drum and Dance

Sankofa String Orchestra

Sankofa Steel Drums


                       Events 2018 Performance & Practice Schedule
Festival Info: Check out Information about the 2019 African American Festival in the Festival tab!

The "Positively Dover" Festival is an African American festival; Since the founding of the Festival in 1991, it has become a signature event for the City of Dover and the State of Delaware.  It is held annually on the fourth Saturday in June, on the Legislative Mall.

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We'd really like to hear from you. If you would like information, please contact us by email, phone, (below) or by our mailing address  which is posted at the top of each page:

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Our programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.


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