We congratulate the recipients of our Digital Catalyst Grants who receive catalytic funding to connect and collaborate digitally between Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK.
- AugmenteDar is a research and training project set to launch Africa’s first immersive augmented reality arts, performance, culture and heritage trail, bringing new dimensions to life through smartphones and the built environment. Sahara Sparks (Tanzania) and The Cultural Assembly (UK)
- First World Problems: From the Centre of the Edge of the World is an eccentric digital collaboration connecting a grassroots community media collective in Port Harcourt, Nigeria’s oil capital, with a UK-based arts collective, a digital radio station in London with deep community roots and established musicians and sound artists internationally. CMAP (Nigeria), 33-33 (UK) and Chicoco Radio + Balamii Radio (UK)
- Playable City: Future Leaders International will deliver a set of hybrid (digital/physical) Labs run simultaneously, or playing creatively with the notion of synchronicity, in Lagos, Bristol and Durban during Summer 2021. These Labs and the activity around them will support and connect young creative freelancers as future leaders. Made Culture (Nigeria), Substance Point (South Africa) and Watershed Arts Trust (UK)
- OUR FUTURES is a collaborative project celebrating storytellers across the UK and Nigeria. Through a virtual programme of art, film and talent development. Audiences will be able to discover new work and access exclusive training opportunities. Bounce Cinema (UK) and Retro Africa (Nigeria)
- Ubumbano (solidarity or unity in Xhosa) - a project exploring digital creativity and the ties that unite us. Both organisations craft innovative, contemporary dance rooted in Africa and the diaspora. ACE dance and music (UK) and Indoni Dance, Arts and Leadership Academy (South Africa)
- Guest Projects Digital an online space for interdisciplinary collaborations, the development of new work and cultural exchanges between artists on the African continent and African diaspora in the UK. Guest Artists Space (Nigeria), International Curators Forum and the Yinka Shonibare Foundation (UK).