Our Arts Programme

Who we are

East Africa Arts is a British Council programme creating connections between creatives from Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Sudan and the UK. 

East Africa Arts believes in making new art happen; showcasing a new art to audiences; sharing skills and forging networks between the creative sectors of  East  Africa and the UK.

We do this in order to generate positive engagement between 18 to 35 year-old East African and British creatives. 

What We Do 

new Art new Audiences (nAnA)

nAnA is an annual open call grant for 18 to 35-year-old East  African and British artists, Arts organisations and collectives, who wish to create new art together  and to  then showcase this art to new audiences in East Africa and the UK. 

Skills and networking

We partner with arts organisations to deliver programmes which forge networks within and across East Africa and the UK; and share the technical, business and digital skills of 18 to 35-year-old creatives.

In 2017 and 2018, British Council Rwanda will focus its attention on Disability Arts/Artists. Our teams in both East Africa and the UK, will be working together to highlight developments and innovation in Fashion, Film, Festivals and Digital Arts. 


We believe the mobility of across and between East Africa and the UK allows for: new art to be made, new skills to be shared, new networks to be created - and new experiences to be lived. We therefore offer travel grants to artists from East African countries and the UK, to enable them to travel within East Africa, or to and from the UK. 

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