This Artistes' exchange is a collaboration between artists from Karamoja & Kampala, Uganda and Turkana & Nairobi, Kenya which will result in new art that is inspired by life in these areas.
new Art new Audiences (nAnA)
Cultural partners across East Africa and the UK can apply in June each year for our annual new Art new Audiences grant. We receive exciting project ideas for artists, arts organisations and art collectives to work together across Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and the UK.
Find out more about the nAnA grant winners:
A cross-section of some of the most exciting contemporary sounds in East Africa and the UK will come together in a vibrant writing camp in Nairobi and create a platform for new sounds
SWATI will explore linguistic & cultural diversities evident across East Africa by bridging artistic dialogue between young people in East Africa and East African diaspora within the UK
A short fiction, nonfiction, photography, & podcast Anthology Series aimed at showcasing 18-35year old emerging unpublished writers and photographers from East Africans & African UK diaspora
NEON (UK) will collaborate with 98 Crafted (KE) exploring & promoting the role of heritage and culture in design & will exhibit in design in Nairobi Design Week & in Design Week Addis Ababa
DESTINO, Company Chameleon and Batalo East will be collaborating to showcase new forms of dance fused with music to a wider Ethiopian audience.
RadioBook Rwanda aims to produce short stories by contemporary Rwandan writers both as podcasts and beautiful pocket-size editions combining new art and writing
This collaboration will combine traditional Ethiopian folk sounds with more modern styles such as Hip Hop, Reggae, Afrobeat, and Grime.
Man the Unfree is a collaborative poetry performance that will explore our shared understanding of freedom by responding to the essay Man the Unfree by Ugandan poet Okot p’Bitek.
A production by Fòcas Scotland with Sekai Machache and Awuor Onyango that will intimately explore African diaspora femininities
Is physical space still relevant in our virtual world? Why should people interact in person when there is a constant stream of information available online?
Through the Textile Print Project, three young creatives from three East African countries will work together to create modern fashion textiles and present a collection in the UK in 2017.
Boutiq Foundation will be working with Owiny Singoma Band, Brownswood Recording and the Luo community in Uganda to add a twist to traditional Luo melodies.
The Future Trends Portal is an installation of contemporary African arts that is designed by East African artists, designers, musicians and thinkers.
Discover new artists, attend workshops and exhibitions through the Jalada Mobile Literary and Arts Festival.
This short film trilogy combines music, film and photography to highlight the beauty in the ordinary through a focus on mundane locations in Tanzania, Kenya, and the UK.
Discover what it takes to create a new outdoor dance production, which brings together disabled and non-disabled dancers from Kenya, Uganda and the UK.
Out of the Blue is a theatre project that explores themes of isolation, community and difference using broadcast platforms as part of the performance.
Exploring visual storytelling through illustration - using mag(zines), comics and art books.
Salooni is a pop-up hair salon and art installation that explores the politics woven through and straightened out of black hair. Look out for Salooni in Kigali and London in 2017.
Components is a collaborative project where musicians, producers, festivals and venues in Kenya, Uganda and the UK showcase unique African rhythm signatures and storytelling styles.