Artists in residence East Africa Soul Train 2017 ©

Gilbert Daniel Bwette

The East Africa Arts Programme connects new audiences to new art across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan and the UK.

We aim to share the skills of creatives and ignite partnerships between the creative sectors of the UK and East Africa.

We are excited to announce grant and funding opportunities for art projects throughout 2016 and 2017.

Follow #eastafricaarts on Twitter and Instagram to stay updated with the latest news and events.

new Art, new Audiences: Our open call grant

new Art new Audiences (nAnA) is an annual open call grant for cultural partners across East Africa and the UK to create new art for new audiences.

Throughout 2016 and 2017, the nAnA grant is supporting 11 projects with over 30 partners across East Africa and the UK.

Be inspired by the 2016-/17 nAnA grant winners.

Creative Hustle: Our skills and networking events

Creative Hustles are workshops and events for artists to connect with their peers, share skills and strengthen networks.

Taking place across East Africa, Creative Hustles are developed in collaboration with the East Africa Arts team and members of the cultural sector.

Look back on 2016's Creative Hustles.

Mobility: Our travel grants

East Africa Arts is committed to connecting creatives across East Africa and with the UK. We believe these connections allow: new art to made; new skills to be shared; and new networks to be created.

We connect creatives in three ways:

Mobility East Africa: A rolling open call grant for artists and cultural practitioners to travel to and participate in events and activities in East Africa. This is a co-production with DOEN Foundation

 Artists International Development Fund (AIDF): UK artists can apply for international travel to exhibit, develop talent and create original

UK Delegates Programme: East African artists can apply to exhibit, attend and engage with key British Council cultural activities in the UK.    

Discover the many projects that our grant has supported.