32º East is a centre for the creation and exploration of contemporary Ugandan art. Based in the capital, Kampala, 32º East aims to provide the arts community with the information, resources and exposure needed to raise the profile of Ugandan Art to a national and international level.
The African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of African arts and artists, and the promotion of public health issues through artistic endeavours.
ArtBakery is an artist's initiative situated in the village of Bonendale, near Douala, Cameroon. It is founded in 2002 by Goddy Leye, with an aim to develop and promote contemporary art - with a special focus on multimedia – and practices in Cameroon and central Africa at large; and to improve the chances of local artists and their production of contemporary art through interaction and exchange with more experienced colleagues within Cameroon and abroad.
Art East is a non-governmental, non-profit organization established by Kyrgyzstan freelance artists (Gulnara Kasamalieva and Muratbek Djoumaliev) in 2002.
The ATELIERS SAHM, art center under the artistic leading of Bill Kouélany, aims to professionalize their activities in promoting access to art materials and to develop a network of professional tools and structure promotion. The art center plays the role of platform, ensuring recognition of artist’ work at national and international level.
Britto Arts Trust is an autonomous, artists’ led organisation registered as non-profit. Britto was set up in 2002 in Dhaka, Bangladesh and is part of the world-wide network of Triangle Arts Trust.
Casa Tres Patios was founded in 2006, as an independent artist run non-profit foundation based in Medellin, Colombia.
Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA, Lagos) is an independent non-profit making visual art organisation set up in December 2007 to provide a platform for the development, presentation, and discussion of contemporary visual art and culture.
The CEIA – Center of Experimentation and Information in Art stands under the general coordination by the art historian Marcos Hill and fine artist Marco Paulo Rolla, and the editorial coordination of the fine artist and graphic designer Viviane Gandra.
Soleil d'afrique is an artist association dedicated to artistic and cultural exchanges that are destined to promote young Malian visual artists.
Coeur d’Artiste is a Congolese organisation founded in 2003, working from the capital, Brazzaville. Project leader Bill Kouélany has exhibited her work all across Africa and beyond. As such, she is uniquely suited to help Congolese artists break with their isolation, and put their art on the map.
Doual'art is a non-profit organisation founded in 1991 in Douala, Cameroon. It sees itself as an experimental laboratory for new urban practices of African cities. It addresses freedom of expression and social cohesion through cultural and artistic productions.
Enough Room for Space (ERforS) is an artist-run organization with a number of aims; to provide a workingspace alongside established institutions; to explore critical positions for contemporary art in society; to create room for unexpected relations between official bodies and people working on location; to create a platform where investigations by individual participants in projects can overlap and lead to new collaborations.
First Floor Gallery was founded in 2009 as Harare's first artists run gallery as an answer to the isolation of Zimbabwean artists and the deterioration of art educational facilities.
Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Initiative is an art-led initiative registered as a non-profit organization in Lagos under the law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is founded in 2009 by passionate artists – mostly photographers – with a drive and urge to effect change in the society.
Kër Thiossane began its activities in 2002 in Dakar and encourages the integration of multimedia in traditional artistic and creative practices, and seeks to support interdisciplinarity in the arts.
KHOJ International Artists' Association is a registered, autonomous artist led initiative which was set up in 1997. It is part of the global Triangle Arts Trust.
Kiosko is Simple Studios' gallery, intended as a platform for debate and open to the various artistic manifestations ranging from design to the fine arts.
L’Artocarpe is a non-profit artist run organisation based in Le Moule, on the island of Guadeloupe. It is a membership organization, that consist at the moment of 34 mostly young artists. Its mission is to promote contemporary art. Its aim is to encourage artists to research on and challenge their practice, experiment with new materials, confront their work to constructive feedback given by professionals.
Les Palettes du Kamer was founded in 2004 with the objectives to promote visual arts in Cameroon, create platform for expression and to give examples of unity, collaboration and peace by working together in conflict areas.
Lugar a Dudas (place of doubt) is a space for debate, reflection and critical dialogue around contemporary art, with a focus on the relationship between art practices and the social context that informs them.
Made in Mirrors is a long-term international cooperative venture, started in 2007 and dedicated to encouraging and enabling the small-scale exchange of creative people and ideas that result from mirroring reality from different angles.
Makan is an independent dynamic space for contemporary art in Amman, Jordan, created in 2003 encouraging experimentation in concepts and production.
As part of a mutual interest in turning ideas into real projects curators Anne van der Zwaag and Joanna van der Zanden joined forces and founded The Making Snowballs Foundation in 2011.
Más Arte Más Acción wants to generate interdisciplinary art projects. They work with artists and writers who explore challenging social and environmental issues, often involving educational projects with people from communities silenced by lack of opportunity.
Musée de l'Art de la Vie Active / Art Museum of Active Life (MAVA) Founder: Meschac Gaba (1961) MAVA is an international art residency project in Cotonou Bénin.
MPCVA was established in 1990 and was registered as a Trust in 1997 in Mumbai, India. The mission of MPCVA is to stimulate cutting edge critical discourse in the visual arts and humanities.
The Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk) promotes the wide development, application and distribution of, and reflection on new technologies in the visual arts.
The Nubuke Foundation was set up on the initiative of Kofi Setordji, the renowned Ghanaian visual artist who organises workshops and residencies for artists and exhibitions in the Nubuke Foundation and at other locations.
PICHA is an art centre in Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo), that started in 2006 and was formally registered in 2010. It is active in the field of visual arts and urban culture.
RAW MATERIAL COMPANY is a center for art, knowledge and society. Since its launch in 2008, it has functioned as a mobile art initiative within the realms of exhibitionmaking, commissioning, knowledge sharing, and archiving of theory and criticism.
ruangrupa is a non-profit artists’ initiative founded in early 2000 by a group of Jakarta based artists, which focuses on supporting the development of art in the cultural context.
Sàn Art is an independent, artist-run exhibition space and reading room located in Ho Chi Minh City. Dedicated to the exchange and cultivation of contemporary art in Vietnam.
Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA) is a project space of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam that presents contemporary art from an Amsterdam context to create an international platform.
Taleb Cherche Midi is a media art collective which aims to strengthen the Media Art sector in Morocco by organising projects which focus on the development of new media arts in Morocco and by stimulating artistic exchange between North and South.
Taller Multinacional aims to reinforce the visual arts sector in Mexico and abroad.
The One Minutes Africa competition is a co-production of Townhouse Gallery and The One Minutes foundation and is meant to specifically showcase the work of videomakers in Africa.
Theertha is an autonomous, artist-led non-profit initiative based in Colombo. It was established in 2000 to facilitate the local community of artists in innovation, experimentation.
TIME FRAME, an initiative by Netherlands Media Art Institute and Miguel Petchovsky. It investigates the intersection of media, technology, art and society in the current contemporary art practices in Africa and Latin America.
The Townhouse Gallery of contemporary art was established in 1998 as the first independent art space in Egypt with a remit to make contemporary arts accessible to all without compromising creative practice.
Triangle is an international network of artists and arts organisations that promotes exchange of ideas and innovation within the contemporary visual arts.
Vasl is an artist-led initiative that brings together local and international artists for periods of intense exchange through residencies, workshops, public events and outreach activities.
Very Real Time is based in Cape Town, South Africa, and has been in existence since 2003. The main objective of Very Real Time is to set up the right conditions for meaningful exchange between artists working in a contemporary and global context.