Critique

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.

Assemblage

Place: South Africa

Focus: Exhibitions, Workshops, Artist Studios, Knowledge, Critique, Talks and Discussions

Assemblage is a non-profit organisation which intends for the visual arts community of Johannesburg to connect, to share ideas, information and advice and to collaborate. It provides an inclusive forum where visual art students, graduates and professionals can network. Through an informative website, peer mentoring groups, workshops, group exhibitions, artist studios and other collaborative projects, it hopes to contribute and promote artistic innovation, collaboration and a proactive vibrancy within Johannesburg.

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).

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.

Le Thread

Place: Senegal

Focus: Residencies, Exhibitions, Programs, Workshops, Education, Research, Knowledge, Critique, Talks and Discussions, Local, Agriculture, Sustainable art

Thread is a socio-cultural center with a residency program to allow local and international artists to live and work in Sinthian, a rural village in Tambacounda, the southeastern region of Senegal. It houses two artists’ dwellings, as well as ample indoor and outdoor studio space. Thread is a flexible and evolving public space — venues for celebrations, classes in language and health, and performances and village meetings are just a few of the ways the local population has taken over programming of the new community center. The mission of Thread is twofold: to allow artists access to the raw materials of inspiration found in this rarely-visited area of the world; and to use art as a means of developing linkages between rural Senegal and other parts of the globe.