22 May 2020

Opportunity Description

Established in 2016 by Ugandan born artist Benon Lutaaya (1985-2019), THE PROJECT SPACE (TPS) is a non-profit cultural laboratory dedicated to the advancement of contemporary African art, and encouraging a culture of entrepreneurship among young African creatives. It’s an institutional platform centred on expanding spaces and opportunities for African artists- with a particular focus on Womxn.
The Space embodies values of patronage as a context and framework for advancing creativity, innovation, collaboration, resource-sharing, cultural production and self-sustainability among contemporary African artists.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and it’s devastating consequences on the art industry, artists and organisations are suffering the loss of income from the cancellation of exhibitions and other art events. Our organisation had to cancel scheduled exhibitions and programmes we offer, which has not only been a great loss of funding for the organisation, but also an immense loss for the artists who were to be involved in these events. This has hit hard the most independent emerging artists, and as a platform for promoting such artists- it is imperative that we offer relief.

We’re looking for 10 artworks by African Womxn Artists.

  • Selected artists will receive artist relief funds.
  • Selected artworks will be reproduced as limited edition prints. These will form part of our rewards system for our crowdfunding donors.

We are not taking the original artwork. The image of the artwork will be reproduced as a limited edition A5 print and signed by the Artist. Hence we require high-quality images. Any medium, as long as it’s good quality images of the artwork.

The value of the relief fund will be determined by how much money our crowdfunding campaign will raise. And then divided among 20 artists and the organisation. All artists receive the same amount.

More details about the crowdfunding campaign will be out soon.
Follow us online for updates:
Facebook: The Project Space
Instagram: @theprojectspaceafrica

How to Apply

Submit your artwork to theprojectspace9@gmail.com
Theme: What is your vision of The Project Space organisation.

  • A high-resolution (1200x700px min.) digital image of your artwork – the artwork must be in response to the theme: Your vision of The Project Space organisation.
  • Low-quality images will not be selected.
  • A short statement about the artwork