Arts and Culture

We partnered with arts, culture and media organisations, as well as individual artists, creatives, journalists and content creators who share our vision of a world where the existing narrative about Africa reflects a more contemporary, dynamic and progressive continent

Visa for Music

Six women artists from Senegal, Mali, Togo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, and Ghana and 15 artistic groups in West Africa took part in Visa For Music 2021.


The 2021 edition of artHARARE brought together artists, gallerists, collectors and industry experts in an event that showcased Harare as a meeting place for visual arts and cultural producers from the country and its diaspora.

ARTx Lagos

Africa’s future is now; a call that was renewed at ARTx Lagos through cutting-edge digital art by emerging artists.

Lagos International Poetry Festival - LIPFest 2021

The 7th edition of the Lagos International Poetry Festival was a three-day affair featuring conversations and performances by the likes of multiple award-winning poet Dike Chukwumerije, Ghanaian poet Nana Asaase, and Aja Monet and Saul Williams from the US.

Youth At The Table

Africa’s youth are the continent’s biggest demographic and asset, but their voices are represented at the highest decision-making tables.

Rele Arts Foundation

How do you put emerging artists on the global stage and markets while ensuring they have local audiences?

Laboratoire Kontempo - KINZONZI 2.0

The rarely seen side of Kinshasa took centre stage at Laboratoire Kontempo’s Kinzonzi 2.0. The three-day showcase featured digital artworks by six Congolese artists, along with artistic videos, artist talks, radio shows for exchanges on local perspectives of Kinshasa and international artistic trends.

Manyano Media

Manyano Media is reimagining new African narratives through literary and audiovisual works for syndication in publishing, film, advertising, television, and theatre.

Library Of Africa and The African Diaspora (LOATAD)

The Library Of Africa and The African Diaspora (LOATAD) in Accra, Ghana, now boasts of a bigger physical space which means more room for African and Diaspora writers-in-residence and an expansion of their core writing residency programme.