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The African Arts Trust
"The African Arts Trust will act as a catalyst for the emergence and growth of locally managed and sustainable contemporary visual art organisations in Africa"

How to apply

Stage 1 - Questionnaire

Potential applicants must fill out the questionnaire first to determine whether your aims & proposal fit the Trust’s remit.

Please do not apply if your project is not visual arts e.g. if you work in theatre, dance, music, literature. These art forms are not eligible for funding by the Trust.

The questionnaire is available to download at the bottom of this page. Please then email it to who will advise you whether or not to submit a full application.

Stage 2 – Full Application form

Once the questionnaire has been approved please download one of the 2 forms using the links below.

Core funding – is for organisations looking for general support for their arts organisation for a period of time

Project funding – is for a one off or annual art project that has a finite end.

Please send all applications by email to:

Any large documents, publications, DVDs etc. can be posted to:
The African Arts Trust, 5 Ladbroke Terrace, London, W11 3PG.

You will hear back from TAAT within a month of sending your application, if you application is approved, grants may take up to 3 months to process.

Grant size and duration

TAAT generally funds small to medium sized organisations and projects and can give one off, annual and multi year grants for up to 3 years (5 years in exceptional circumstances).

Small grants:below $5,000
Medium grants:between $5,000 - $10,000
Large grants:between $10,000 - $20,000


The African Arts Trust does not operate specific grant application deadlines you are welcome once you have checked the criteria to download a questionnaire and fill it in at any point during the year.

If you are applying on behalf of an artist for a residency, workshop or exhibition - the Trust requests that the artist donates an artwork to the the African Arts Trust art collection. This collection will be used to promote African art and the artists represented in it and will at some point be donated to a public museum or sold and the proceeds used to make further grants.

Download forms

Questionnaire Project Funding Core Funding