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KLA ART '24 Festival Artist-in-Residence Seyi Adelekun

Open Call KLA ART 24 Festival Residency Open Call

16 Feb 2024
  • Application Deadline:

    16 February 2024 at 20.59pm GMT (11.59pm EAT)

  • Interviews

    March 2024

  • Presentation

    August 2024 at KLA ART '24

iniva and 32° East Trust are pleased to announce a new partnership and opportunity through British Council’s Biennials Connect for an artist based in the UK to take part in KLA ART, Kampala’s longest running contemporary art festival. The selected artist will be in residence at 32° East in Kampala, Uganda over a three-month period from May to July 2024 and showcase in the festival in August this year.

The theme for KLA ART ’24 is Care Instructions and will invite artists and the public to look at cultural heritage through the lens of care.

The Open Call for this artist residency and participation in the KLA ART ‘24 is an opportunity to develop a project for this supporting, nurturing and non-competitive environment in which you can develop your practice and expand your networks in East Africa. We invite you to follow the link to apply for consideration of the panel. The panel will be made up of the directors and staff from iniva and 32° East. The panel will shortlist and interview potential candidates in March and will be announced in April 2024.

All inquiries including any accessibility requests to support the application process can be directed to info@ugandanartstrust.org

This opportunity is part of this year’s programme #iniva30

About 32° East | Uganda’s Trust

32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust is an independent non-profit organisation, focused on the creation and exploration of contemporary art in Uganda.

The multi-purpose resource centre is based in the capital city Kampala and includes studios, accommodation for artists in residence, a contemporary art library, computers & editing suites, meeting areas and outdoor workshop space.

The programme offers artists in residence and members one on one drop in sessions for critique and professional development, workshops for practical skills and our regular discussion series, Artachat, for social engagement.

KLA ART Festival

KLA ART, Kampala Contemporary Art Festival, is a non commercial venture with an emphasis on the commission of new works of an experimental nature.  Through an extensive professional development programme for artists and curators, KLA ART is currently focusing on strengthening the visual art scene within Uganda and East Africa.

How to Apply for KLA ART 24 

Please complete the application form here to apply for the KLA ART 24 Open Call. Submissions close at 11:59pm EAT on the 16th of February 2024.

For any accessibility needs please contact us at info@ugandanartstrust.org.

Image credit: ©Charity Atukunda - The Transients 12

This project has been made possible through the British Council Biennials