32º East | Artist Residencies

Our residency is back! Residences will take place at 32° East for up to 3 months from October 2022 and 2023 in Kampala, Uganda. We will be hosting the residencies in collaboration with Afropocene Studio Lab as we complete the new 32° East Studios. This fully funded residency programme is supported by Ignite Culture Programme (Eastern Africa) and is available to Ugandan and East African artists only.


The KLA ART Festival

KLA ART is Kampala’s free contemporary art festival produced by 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust. The festival centers art in the city and transforms relationships between artist and audience. At the heart of the festival is newly commissioned work and non-traditional arts audience. The theme of KLA ART 21 was “This is Ours”, inviting artists and the audience to reflect on questions of ownership and collectivity.

The program is an initiative of 32° East, with support from the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, Newcastle University, and Arts Collaboratory



Artachat is a public discussion series with the intention of creating discussion and dialogue between artists and audiences. The aim is to foster an environment for the exchange of ideas and debate, and act as a starting platform for further research.

Artachat’s set up is informal but informative. Each discussion session is driven by engaging speakers, curated topics and an active curious audience.



Become a member of 32° East today and enjoy the following benefits; access to our library, resource centre and outdoor workspace (including WIFI and computers); book one on one drop in sessions for help with your applications, portfolios, cvs and artist’s statements; showcase your work in our annual members exhibition; take part in workshops and discussions; apply for our artists in residence programme

Membership is 50,000 UGX per year for professionals and 30,000 UGX for students

Become a member


Showcasing and exhibiting work is an important part of the creative process. We encourage artists in residence and members to take advantage of our gallery and outdoor spaces to explore and experiment with audiences.

Our artists in residence have hosted open studios since we began operations in 2013. In 2016, we launched a viewing space that houses an exciting programme throughout the year.


Drop in Sessions and Workshops

We believe that professional development is crucial to sustaining a career in the arts, so we invite both local and international experts to facilitate both thematic and practical workshops with our members.

Alongside workshops, we also offer our members weekly one-on-one drop in sessions for portfolio and application reviews as well as technical training in graphics, photo and video editing.