Afri-cans is a platform working to celebrate, spread & uplift the graffiti, public art & culture in Africa and beyond.
Creating beautiful spaces with opportunities for street art officially limited in African cities, we aim to positively increase awareness and positive attitudes to this very accessible and collaborative art form.

This is a volunteer collaboration and we are looking for creatives interested in writing about contemporary art, fashion, music, and performance art.

We are happy to collaborate with people from all over the world, from different backgrounds not limited to the artistic field. If you like the idea to work with us please link a sample of your writing while submitting.

Thank you for your interest,

The Afri-cans Team.
reachout@afri-cans.org

Deadline:
November 30th, 2020

When you think of Rwanda or Uganda, you first think of the tourist classics, such as animals and landscapes. But what is just as typical for the countries are Boda Boda trips and the art scene. In this comparison, I’ll show you what the two beauties of East Africa have up their sleeves. Rwanda or Uganda, which travel destination captures your heart?

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Facilitated by: Sparrow Uganda

Artists: Fatumah Hussein, Rachkara Phillip

Producer: Ian Nnyanzi

CLIENT

Timeline: 10th – 14th August 2020

THEME: “Listen, Think, Act”

As the world was adapting to a new normal, so was GLI. The 2020 virtual youth summit showed us that we don’t have to be in the same room to change the world collectively.
The 2020 participants translated listen.think.act into Art, forming this mural.
Participants were from Uganda, Rwanda, and USA.

Ugandan artist, Sparrow, led students through a workshop to brainstorm a design that embodies Listen. Think. Act. for an art mural that he and his team will bring to life in Kabale, Uganda.

Mural Space

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An Annual Two-day festival the Afri-Cans Street Art Festival in Kampala brings together Ugandan and international visual artists and performing artists for a celebratory day of graffiti, public art, and street culture. The festival includes an exhibition of artists’ work and live graffiti demonstrations and music performances. The previous festival attracted an audience of over three hundred people and it was a free event in 2019.

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Afri-cans 2018 in the news

 

Poster 2018

In its second year, Afri-Cans Street Art Festival in Kampala, Uganda was a collaboration of artists who met to celebrate their passion for community-building through the design and creation of street art.

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Ian Nnyanzi is a visual artist and designer. He lives and works in Kampala, Uganda. His works can best be described as avant-garde that crazy ideas are those that make the world less boring; a mantra evident in all his photography works. His works intricately express how humanity, animals, buildings, and other physical structures are presented in their complex forms.
He is a Muganda by tribe (singular for Baganda), a Bantu ethnic, also dominant tribe in Central Uganda- East Africa; known for their vibrant culture, strong heritage and ancient traditions still practiced today. The Baganda from time immemorial were skilled craftsmen, artists, and musicians.
Ian is all about building inclusive communities and platforms where established and budding artists of all genres can showcase their work in photography architecture, public art, hip hop, modern and abstract art, impressionism, conceptual and contemporary art, etc.
A programmes director and coordinator of Afri-cans Street Art Festival and Afri-cans Street Art Magazine’ an annual art magazine that documents street art and culture in Africa. Started in 2017, the magazine based in Kampala, Uganda, was born out of the need to celebrate, spread & uplift the art & culture in Africa and beyond with the aim to positively increase awareness and positive attitudes to this very accessible and collaborative art form.

Each year we organize trips that are immersive in the art and culture scene in East Africa, visiting prominent art spaces, festivals, murals, learning the history and meeting and interacting with the local artists. 

Locations include: Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, and Rwanda

Lubega Peter commonly known as sparrow Uganda born in Kampala Ugandain 1995 founder of Africans street art festival. He is a stree art artist, activist, photographer, and teacher who was inspired by
different street artists where he got the courage to start practicing art which later became his carrier.
Sparrow’suseofspraycanpaintandbasicpaintscreatesexpressiveartistic
visuals that beautify spaces for communities and spread street art knowledge impact the community
and societies positively.
He has been involved in the off the wall graffiti in Ethiopia, MTNUGANDA, break dance project
Uganda, inmovement, bataloeastdancefestival, universal zulunation, Bavubuka dynasty, in place of war
at doadoa east African dance festival, Africanstreetartfestival, must afikaart seven in Arusha Tanzania,
breakfast jam Uganda,skillseastAfrica,
open space Uganda, dream house Uganda, talent a youth movement, the unseen me art exhibition,
Kampala international school of Uganda, gothe zentrum for the graffiti event, fly Uganda.


The magazine was created out of the need to showcase and tell the stories of talented artists around the world, as well as celebrate and educate the society about African art and its importance in society.

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We work and collaborate with individuals, organizations, and communities to conduct training that is dedicated to educating on concepts of art, how to express themselves through the art form, and the importance of art in the society at large.

Recent Workshops
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