32° East is a home for creation, experimentation and critical thinking through contemporary art. Since 2011, we’ve expanded possibilities for art making in Uganda through our residencies, resource centre and public programming.
In 2021 after a long journey of fundraising, plot searching, design changing and more, we finally broke ground on the first ever purpose built art centre in Kampala. We have split the design and construction of the centre into two phases, to make the most of the funding that we have been able to raise thus far. Phase I was completed in January 2023.

Through support from incredible donors, significant grants from the Sigrid Rausing Trust, DOEN Foundation, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, and the African Arts Trust, an in-kind contribution from Roofings Group plus pro-bono architectural services from New Makers Bureau, phase 1 will consist of 3 artists’ studios, a library, and a café. But this is just the beginning! To celebrate this moment and to launch fundraising drive for phase 2, we held a crowdfunding campaign #32BreaksGround, which brought an additional $96,000 towards the project. This phase will include 3 more studios, a gallery and walled garden, workshop space, and shops. Please get involved and join hundreds of supporters in helping bring our dream to life!

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