The API & StArt Art Gallery Grant Initiative

API and StArt Art Gallery started collaborating in 2021, united by the ambition of supporting emerging African talent across a spectrum of visual arts, including film, photography, and contemporary art.

The partnership focused on selecting and equipping the most deserving Namibian creatives with funding to advance their artistic careers, develop their skills, and showcase their work to an international audience.

As a philanthropic initiative, artists applying for the grant were as unrestricted as possible with no proscriptions on the art that should be produced. Applications were assessed on a case-by-case basis and closely monitored. Grants could be used to fund a new exhibition, a residency, materials and supplies, a training course, amongst other projects.

Recipients were required to provide evidence of utilising the funds as stated in their application.

Rising Voices poster