“Art Connection Africa” is a cooperation of KfW Stiftung and Triangle Network to foster visual art exchanges, capacity building and informal learning activities within Sub-Sahara Africa. The activities, such as residencies or workshops hosted by selected partner organisations address KfW Stiftung’s commitment to stimulate intercultural dialogue and support free-thinking. The initiative considers both the need for providing high quality and impactful activities involving the wider community, while supporting the professional development of artists and other arts professionals in the region. Finally, the programme addresses the need for greater structural sustainability of Triangle Networks and its partners within Africa.
"Art Connection Africa" was initiated in September 2019 with residencies for artists and curators at the Bag Factory in Johannesburg. In 2020 the programme will be continued and expanded in partnership with 32 ° East | Ugandan Arts Trust in Kampala.
Established in 1982, Triangle Network is a global network of artists and visual arts organisations that support professional development and cultural exchange amongst artists, curators and other arts professionals throughout the world.
Application and selection process:
The programmes and initiatives are advertised publicly. The selection is made by a jury.