Applications are now open for the Kuonyesha Art Fund to support, promote, and celebrate Art and artists in all their diversity in Uganda.”
The Kuonyesha Art Fund (KAF) is managed by CivFund and the Executive Board with support from its partners Stichting DOEN and Robert Bosch Foundation and backed by the Advisory committee comprising of reputable practicing Arts and Culture personalities in Uganda.
- To enhance the vibrancy of the art sector and in so doing legitimize what artists do.
- Seek to build bridges between and amongst artists and various art forms.
- Support artists to create for their own reasons e.g. expression, freedom, influence community, social and cultural change in various respects.
- Nurture and build confidence amongst artists i.e. the fund recognizes artists in all their diversity and supports them to thrive in whatever they do.
- To enable artists to develop new ways of or deepen relations with the audience and/or the community.
The fund will focus on the following categories:
- Visual Arts (e.g. Painting, sculpture, weaving, fashion, woodcut printing etc.)
- Literature (including publishing),
- Audio-Visual (graphics & animation)
- Dance & Music
- Theatre and Film
- Folklore/Spoken word
- Arts research
- Combination of arts disciplinaries
Grants funds will range between 4,000,000/=UGX – 20,000,000/= UGX. This will be disbursed as follows:
- Established Artists & groups: up to 20,000,000/= UGX
- Artists Push Fund: up to 12,000,000/= UGX
- Emerging and/or New Artists and/or Ideas: up 4,000,000/=UGX
- Collaborations or initiatives that foster artist collaborations (that may straddle the above 3 categories): up to 20,000,000/= UGX
- NOTE: The following three levels are identified as below and will not compete for the same funding:
- Beginners – Below five years
- Middle career artists – Below 10 years in the field
- Established artists – 10 years plus in the field
- The Kuonyesha Art Fund acknowledges that there are numerous types of Arts in Uganda.
- The grant award is open to all artists of all ages; minors may be required to be accompanied & guided by an adult. Female artists and differently abled persons are especially encouraged to apply.
- Individual artists who are established and have demonstrated ability to influence communities through their art. They will most likely have a track record and be able to demonstrate ability to manage funds/resources responsibly.
- Artists that have the potential to do more with their art; they may have some ideas and/or even made an initial investment in their art project but are unable to proceed because of limited resources. The Kuonyesha Art Fund will serve as a ‘push fund’ for such artists.
- New and/or emerging artists who may not have much exposure or are trying new ideas. They require investment to enable them further to explore and show case their work.
- Artists that require support to enhance the quality of their work for instance through training, provision of equipment, as well as exposure.
- Only artists who are citizens or have been granted permanent residence of Uganda may apply; attach their national ID/ other identity form/residence document copy etc as evidence.
- All grant award winners are required to take up the grant awards as per the dates mentioned in the entry details or applications.
For more information, visit https://www.kuonyesha.civsourceafrica.com/how-to-apply