The Mission of Djole Arts Association, Inc., is to facilitate diversity, advancement, and inclusion for artists and scholars of African descent in industries where there is low representation and/or instances of systemic racism, including the media industries (cinema, video, the internet and print), academia, etc. In an effort to close the access and opportunity gap for people of color in these industries, Djole Arts Association endeavors to provide support for African and African diaspora artists and scholars, and for the institutions that serve them.

To that end, Djole Arts Association, Inc., has initiated the following: Djole Filmmakers Initiative; and the imprint Intelligentsia Press