The 2020 Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Art Is Calling For Submissions From West African Artists

Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Art

It’s that time of there year again when artists get to be celebrated from their amazing work.

However, for this year, Ghanaian artists will be facing competition from West African artists as well.

Yes, The Kuenyehia Trust for Contemporary Art is expanding its reach to West Africa.

The Kuenyehia Trust for Contemporary Art is a not-for-profit organisation established by Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia in 2013 to support emerging and mid-career African artists; advance contemporary African art, locally and internationally; to promote a vibrant market for art locally; and to encourage art literacy.

  1. In 2020, winners and runners-up will benefit from a prize valued at almost GHS 58,000
    ($ 10,000).
  1. This includes cash, art supplies and mentoring. Interested artists can apply online until 15th October 2020 here.
  2. The Board of Trustees that is made up of individuals who are change agents and outstanding or emerging leaders selected from diverse backgrounds.
  3. The Accra-based lecturer, writer and DJ Kobby Ankomah-Graham will be heading an eight-member Board.
  • Others on the board include Ayodeji Rotinwa, Deputy Editor at African Arguments; Mpho Manyala-Chitapi, Head of Legal for Group Nedbank / Partner at ENSafrica; Gideon Ayi-Owoo, Associate Director of PwC; Yasmin Kumi, Executive Director of Africa Foresight Group; Sacha Okoh, Partner at Viva Boutique and Mawulom Essel-Koomson, COO of Africa Leadership University.


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