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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"


Grantees for Financial Years 2011-2020

Greatmore Studios, South Africa - core funding for the centre

Khaish Artists Collective, Sudan - for 3 artists to participate in a curatorial intensive workshop in Lagos

National Gallery School of Art and Design, Zimbabwe - project funding for an artist workshop

Bag Factory, South Africa core funding for 3 years

Emerging African Art Galleries painting prize, to fund 4 artists to attend the prize giving and workshops in Harare

Hayward Gallery London to support an exhibition for 2 African artists in 2019

BISO (International Biennial of Sculpture of Ouagadougou), Burkina Faso to invite 2 East African artists to the biennale

Many Studios, CIC, Glasgow to support the participation of artist Larry Achiapong

Zeitz MOCAA, South Africa to support the salary of assistant curator for lens based media

Freetown Festival, Sierra Leone 2017

Havana Biennale, Cuba 2019, Travel funds for a Kenyan artist

StArt Gallery, Nambia to support an online gallery system

Mintworks, to support an exhibition, talks and workshops in Marrakech, Morocco during the Biennale

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK, sculpture exhibition

Ed Cross Fine Art, UK, exhibition for Kenyan artist

Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe, core funding

Gasworks Gallery, UK, residency and exhibition for Congolese artist

REDD Horizon, Malawi, exhibition

National Gallery, Rwanda, exhibition - No Website

National Museum, Uganda, exhibition - No Website

Kuona Trust Centre for Visual Arts, Kenya, core funding

Deveron Arts, Scotland, UK, Ugandan artists in residence

Boys Quarter, Port Harcourt Art Space, Zina Saro Wiwa, Nigeria

Assemblage Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa, studio space

32º East, Uganda, core funding and purchase of land for new location

First Floor Gallery, core and exhibition funding, Harare, Zimbabwe and the First Solo programme

Asiko Workshops, Bisi Silva’s workshops for young African artists, writers and curators (Dakar, Mozambique, Addis Ababa)

Nafasi Art Space, Tanzania, core funding for studio spaces and funding for the salary of the Visual Art Programme Manager

Townhouse Gallery, Egypt, core funding and support for a fundraising exhibition in London

Insaka Artist Workshops, Zambia, international artists’ workshop funding

Dak’Art Biennale, Senegal, transport of art for 3 African artists.

Bozar Museum, Belgium, travel funds for 3 African artists for exhibition curated by Christine Eyene

Purdey Hicks/V&A Museum, UK, residency and exhibition of African artist

Anidan, Spain, Children’s Art Workshops, Lamu, Kenya, taught by Kenyan artists – ongoing

Jiwar Barcelona, Residency for two African artists

Bertiers, DARTS project, Children’s workshops, Kenya

Voices in ColourArt Studios, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, core funding

David Roberts Foundation, UK, Christine Eyene’s curatorial project

South Bank Centre, UK Dineo Seshee Bopape’s exhibition at Hayward Gallery

Wosia, (Waves of Somali Art) Somaliland, Artist workshops

Bookstop Sanaa, Tanzania, Books for the Tanzanian library

Kuru Arts Trust, Botswana, Core funding for San artists’ studios

Village Unhu, Zimbabwe, for artists to participate in 1:54 and Johannesburg art fairs

Delta Gallery, Zimbabwe, to complete a film of the history of the gallery

Marrakesh Biennale, Morocco, Exhibition funding

Adriano Maio/Delphina Studios, Angola/UK, for 3 Angolan artists’ residencies

Nirox, South Africa and Arthouse Contemporary, Nigeria for 2 Nigerian artists’ residencies in Madrid

Doual’Art, Cameroon, 3 artists’ production budgets for the public art festival

Kenyan Pavillion at the Venice Biennale, Kenya, catalogue funding