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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 2011-2023

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

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

The Africa Centre, London for the renovation of a mural when they moved to a new venue, 2023

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

Art Dubai, residency and exhibition for Kenyan artist Longinos Nagila, 2020

Asiko Workshops, Bisi Silva’s workshops for young African artists, writers and curators (Dakar, Mozambique, Addis Ababa, Cape Verde) 2014 - 2022

Assemblage Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa, studio space

Bag Factory, South Africa core funding for 3 years

Bertiers, DARTS project, Children’s workshops, Kenya

Bët Bi Museum, Senegal - support for development, 2023

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

Bookstop Sanaa, Tanzania, Books for the Tanzanian library

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

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

Brush-Tu Artist Collective, Kenya to fund their studio hire for 2 years, 2021

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

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

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

Deveron Arts, Scotland, UK, Ugandan artists in residence

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

EA Contemporary a digital archive and resource for East Africa visual arts - website funding, 2022
(not complete yet)

Ed Cross Fine Art, UK, exhibition for Kenyan artist

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

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

Freetown Festival, Sierra Leone 2017

Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe, core funding

Gasworks Gallery, London towards their artist residency house, 2023

Greatmore Studios, South Africa - core funding for the centre

Insaka Artist Workshops, Zambia, international artists’ workshop funding

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

Hayward Gallery London to support an exhibition for African artists in 2019 and 2021

Jiwar Barcelona, Residency for two African artists

Kenyan Pavillion at the Venice Biennale, Kenya, catalogue funding

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

Kuona Trust Centre for Visual Arts, Kenya, core funding

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

La Corsa, Senegal, 2020

Liverpool Biennale of Contemporary Art, to fund Larry Achampong’s installation around the city, 2021

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

Marrakesh Biennale, Morocco, Exhibition funding

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

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

National Gallery, Rwanda, exhibition - No Website

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

National Museum, Uganda, exhibition - No Website

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

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

REDD Horizon, Malawi, exhibition

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

StArt Gallery, Nambia to support an online gallery system

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

Trust for Rock Art, Kenya, a grant for documentation and the creation of an online database, 2021

Untethered Magic, Kenya to build artists accommodation for a residency and mentorship programme headed by artist Syowia Kyambi, 2021

Vansa, South Africa and Jackie Karuti, Kenya, a top up grant for the publication of Jackie Karuti’s monograph

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

Voices in ColourArt Studios, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, core funding

Workplace Foundation, Newcastle for a new library, 2022

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

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK, sculpture exhibition

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