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Diversity Art Forum Grants

Diversity Art Forum accepts grant submissions from visual arts professionals working with the African art scenes.

Established in 2005 by Pauline de Souza, founder and director, Diversity Art Forum is an independent platform supporting art projects internationally.

As an organisation, our approach to the term ‘DIVERSITY’ is flexible and includes its complex and open-ended meaning. Therefore, the projects we support do not need to emphasize any cultural heritage. We are interested in projects that generate debates at all levels. We support exhibitions, artists, publications, public, private and charity organisations.

Our current and past collaborations include: Art Night 2019, London, UK, 2019; Contemporary HUM, Aotearoa/​​New ​​Zealand; Ayo Akinwande: The Artist Isn’t Present, Many Studios, Glasgow, Scotland, 2019; Art Night 2018, Hayward Gallery, London, UK, 2018; Kader Attia: The Field of Emotion, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada, 2018; Salon Urbain de Douala – SUD 2017, Douala, Cameroon, 2017.

In our open round of funding, we are keen to engage with art professionals from, or working with, the African art scenes. We welcome project proposals from artists, curators, art writers or independent publishers as well as arts organisations. For more information or to submit your proposal, contact


Image credit: Ayọ Akínwándé, The artist isn’t present, Gallow Gate, Scotland, UK.

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