Public Art

32º East

Place: Uganda

Focus: Residencies, Workshops, Education, Artist Studios, Archives, Research, Knowledge, Critique, Public Art, Writing, Biennales and Festivals, Multimedia, Curatorial Practice, Library, Talks and Discussions

32º East is a centre for the creation and exploration of contemporary Ugandan art. Based in the capital, Kampala, 32º East aims to provide artists and cultural producers with the information, resources and exposure needed to raise the profile of Ugandan art to a national and international level. Key to the success of 32º East is the formation of partnerships. We are working with a number of key organisations to ensure the longevity, growth and productivity of an energetic Ugandan art scene.

The GoDown Arts Centre

Place: Kenya

Focus: Public Art, Exhibitions, Biennales and Festivals, Workshops, Masterclasses, Artist Studios, Residencies

Established in 2003, The GoDown Arts Centre has contributed significantly to the growth, recognition and visibility of local artists by fostering and facilitating collaborations and encounters between artists from different disciplines and the community. The arts centre on Dunga road hosts ten autonomous creative organizations and 15-20 visual artists in residence. The GoDown’s interventions mainly focus on building capacity for artists and developing platforms for critical dialogue and strategic convenings targeted towards tackling important aspects in the arts sector – which include the Creative Economy, the local policy environment and training for practitioners. We also create platforms where artists can showcase their work – concerts, exhibitions, festivals.

Africa Centre

Place: South Africa

Focus: Residencies, Research, Knowledge, Public Art, Biennales and Festivals

The Africa Centre explores how Pan-African cultural practice can be a catalyst for social change. It was established in 2005 as an international centre for creativity, artistic excellence and intellectual engagement. The Africa Centre is based in Cape Town, South Africa, and its social innovations extend across the African continent.

KAS (Kin Art Studio)

Place: DRC

Focus: Residencies, Exhibitions, Video, Masterclasses, Artist Studios, Archives, Research, Knowledge, Critique, Public Art, Biennales and Festivals, Multimedia, Curatorial Practice, Art Centre, Library, Talks and Discussions, Workshops

KAS/Kin ArtStudio project Is a cultural, non–profit Organization, was founded in 2010, by the congolese visual artist, Mwilambwe Bondo, KAS is an artist initiative serves as a laboratory for developing talent on an national and an international level. which favors the creation or the innovation in the field of visual arts and other forms of contemporary artistic expressions in Kinshasa, DRCongo, in Africa and in the World.

Foundation for Contemporary Art

Place: Ghana

Focus: Exhibitions, Workshops, Research, Knowledge, Critique, Public Art, Publishing, Library, Talks and Discussions

The Foundation for Contemporary Art-Ghana is an active network of artists created to offer a platform for the presentation and the development of a critical forum for the promotion of contemporary art in Ghana. FCA was founded in 2004 by 23 founding members representing artists, gallery owners, academics and patrons of the arts. The founding of FCA was initiated by Virginia Ryan (Australian-Italian Artist/Writer) and the Late Prof. Joe Nkrumah (Anthropologist/Conservator/Curator).

A Whitespace

Place: Nigeria

Focus: Exhibitions,
Video, Workshops, Public Art, Publishing, Biennales and Festivals, Talks and Discussions, Art and Technology, Knowledge, Multimedia, Art Fairs, Creatives, Visual Communication, Creative Agency, Photography Studio

‘A Whitespace’ is the open creative space, for A Whitespace Creative Agency (AWCA). It acts as a flexible exhibition /installation space, gallery, photography studio, workshop, and fashion pop up space, for the new wave of creatives, in Nigeria.

Ker Thiossane

Place: Senegal

Focus: Multimedia, Exhibitions, Video, Masterclasses, Artist Studios, Archives, Research, Knowledge, Public Art, Critique, Residencies, Seminars

In Wolof, “Ker” means home and “Thiossane” represents traditional Senegalese culture. Kër Thiossane is primarily a family place dedicated to art, culture, exchanges and meetings between tradition and modernity, between different cultures. Since opening in 2002, Ker Thiossane has hosted artists and other citizens players from around the globe for projects or stays longer or shorter. All these projects have proven to be unique and enriching for all artistic and human experiences, guest artists, local artists and associated team members space.

CCA Lagos

Place: Nigeria

Focus: Exhibitions, Video, Workshops, Education, Archives, Research, Knowledge, Critique, Public Art, Writing, Publishing, Biennales and Festivals, Multimedia, Curatorial Practice, Library, Talks and Discussions

The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA, Lagos) is an independent, non-profit, art institution established in 2007. It aims to provide a platform for the development and presentation of contemporary art and culture; prioritising media such as photography, film and video, performance and installation art, both locally and internationally.

Nafasi Art Space

Place: Tanzania

Focus: Residencies, Exhibitions, Masterclasses, Workshops, Artist Studios, Public Art, Biennales and Festivals, Art Centre, Library, Talks and Discussions

Nafasi Art Space is a young cultural centre in Tanzania, set up to improve the visual arts in the country. We have 15 artists working in 11 studios on a large industrial plot in Dar es Salaam, as painters, designers, illustrators and sculptors. Nafasi Art Space, started in 2007 as a Non-Governmental Organisation with support from the Danish Centre for Cultural and Development (DCCD). In a little over a year Nafasi became a vibrant place in Dar es Salaam, where artists work and the public can experience art.