Writing

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.

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

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.

Dala

Place: South Africa

Focus: Residencies, Exhibitions, Workshops, Knowledge, Critique, Public Art, Writing, Biennales and Festivals, Multimedia, Talks and Discussions, Architecture

Dala (a verb meaning to make/create in isiZulu) is an interdisciplinary creative collective that believes in the transformative role of creativity in building safer and more liveable cities. dala emerged as a response to the growing need for a sustainable space for creative practitioners actively engaging in the production of art/architecture for social change in eThekwini. Dala believes that sustainable change can only happen through democratic participation and collaboration. dala therefore facilitates creative initiatives between creative practitioners from a variety of backgrounds (artists, architects, researchers, performers, urban planners, designers), the municipality and most importantly the people and organisations that live and work within and around the city. Dala’s initiatives all revolve around re-imagining the use and expression in and of public space.

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.