Literature

Kulungwana

Place: Mozambique

Focus: Exhibitions, Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Photography, Video, Installation, Workshops, Education, Training, Research, Literature, Publishing, Biennales and Festivals, Contemporary Art, Curatorial Practice, Art Centre, Classical Music, Talks and Discussions, Visual Arts

Kulungwana – Association for Cultural Development, was officially registered on 23rd May 2006 in Maputo, Mozambique, and opened its Exhibition Space “Sala de Espera” at the Central Railway Station (CFM) in 2008. Since 2005, Kulungwana organizes the Maputo International Music Festival, and more recently, Xiquitsi, training project for orchestras and choirs. The gallery holds solo and group exhibitions, workshops and book launches.

Chimurenga

Place: PAN-African

Focus: Literature, Talks and Discussions, Publishing, Archives, Knowledge, Writing, Multimedia, Library, Education, Video, Exhibitions, Research

Chimurenga is a project-based mutable object, a print magazine, a workspace, and platform for editorial and curatorial activities. Chimurenga initiatives include the Chimurenga Chronic, a pan African quarterly gazette; the Pan African Space Station (PASS), an internet-based music platform; African Cities Reader, a bi-annual publication of new writing and art on African cities; Chimurenganyana, a series of pavement-disseminated monographs; and many more

Kuona Arts Trust

Place: Kenya

Focus: Literature, Talks and Discussions, Publishing, Archives, Knowledge, Writing, Multimedia, Library, Education, Video, Exhibitions, Research

Kuona was established in 1995 and has been in the forefront of developing the visual art scene in Kenya in the last 17 years with at least 1,000 artists participating in Kuona programmes. Kuona’s mentors artists giving them skills and opportunities to advance themselves whilst increasing the profile and role of visual arts in Kenya. Kuona provides support and resources to artists to make the great art of our day. We are one of the largest arts organisations in East Africa and have been at the frontline in promoting the role of artists in society since our inception in 1995. We provide platforms which enable creative people to experiment, develop and thrive, and for a broad public to engage with this creativity. As a result of our activities we cultivate the growth of individuals, support the arts to flourish and nurture a creative, vibrant society.