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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"

What we fund

The African Arts Trust only support the visual arts, with an emphasis on grass roots organisations that support professional practicing artists trying to make a livelihood in the visual arts.

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.

Grant making is concentrated geographically on Eastern and Southern Africa.

The African Arts Trust has divided what it will fund into areas of high and medium priority:



The African Arts Trust may fund in rare circumstances (exceptional merit):

At the moment The African Arts Trust will not fund: