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Stay updated here for our numerous co-founded and co-hosted projects and events, as well as for co-operations with our partners in the different fields of art and culture. Enjoy an insight in our work with partnerships, creating networks and offering cultural spaces.

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“A Ugandan Design Show” by Maria-Sheba Atukunda

We closed 2020 with the announcement of the Small Project Grant Winner (Deadline 30th November 2020): Congrats, to Maria-Sheba Atukunda who will work on her project “A Ugandan Design Show”- A concept you have not seen before, a show bringing together creatives that will be bursting with innovations. Maria-Sheba is a 27-year old Ugandan Architecture…

Streaming website to support northern Ugandan artists by MC Wang Jok

Streaming website to support northern Ugandan artists by MC Wang Jok

He is our winner of the 2nd Small Project Grant 2020: MC Wang Jok. His innovative project seeks to facilitate a long-incubated one-stop website to enable local and emerging music artists to distribute and stream their music online creating awareness on the local arts industry in Northern Uganda. MC Wang Jok will partner with local…

Vitiligo drawing project Part of us by Senkubuge Martin Quid

Vitiligo drawing project -“Part of us” by Senkubuge Martin Quid

We are thrilled to present to you our Winner of the 1st Small Project Grant 2020: Senkubuge Martin Quid (SMQ). His VITILIGO-DRAWING PROJECT (Photography in Hyperrealistic Drawing) will be implemented with the grant of 2.000.000 UGX. This project intends to capture attention from the public through an organized Art exhibition of SMQ’s powerful portraiture drawings of Vitiligo…

Short documentary film Scalp Deep by Naseeba Bagalaaliwo

Short documentary film “Scalp Deep” by Naseeba Bagalaaliwo

We present to you the winner of the third Small Project Grant 2019: Naseeba Bagalaaliwo. Naseeba will be using the 2.000.000 UGX to create a short film titled ‘Scalp Deep’ exploring the nature of female identity, femininity and beauty through the lens of African women with short cropped or shaved hair. The link between femininity…

From him to her

Audio-visual project titled ‘To Her, From Him’ by Michael Matovu

We are happy to announce the winner of the second “Small Project Grant” 2019: Michael Matovu. He will be using the 2.000.000 UGX to create an audio, visual and interactive project titled ‘To Her, From Him’. Michael was developing this project since the start of 2019 – The project is comprised of a 4 song…

Cookbook about Ugandan cuisine by Jonathan Kabugo

Cookbook about Ugandan cuisine by Jonathan Kabugo

Goethe-Zentrum Kampala is really happy to announce the winner of the first “Small Project Grant” 2019: Jonathan Kabugo. He will be using the 2.000.000 UGX to create a cookbook showcasing various foods, dishes and traditional cuisines from East, West, North and Central Uganda. This book preserves the time old traditions of preparing, cooking and dining…

Kampala Design Week’s Design Garage at Martyr’s University Uganda

Kampala Design Week’s “Design Garage” at Martyr’s University Uganda

The Design Garage, a project, co-funded by Goethe-Zentrum Kampala’s Small Project Grant, has its mandate to Resource the Community of Designers, students of design, as well as Professionals in various fields of design. As part of Kampala Design Week, the Design Garage intends to achieve these aims through monthly sharing workshops – about sharing thoughts…

YOUR HEART HO Letters from the shuttle Letters to the metropolis

“YOUR HEART HO! Letters from the shuttle. Letters to the metropolis”

Canon Griffins Exhibition, a word play, “straight up (…) and going for the middle ground” between the words “Ahoy!” – (“the cry of carriage men”), and “Hoe” – (“a camaraderie thing between “hookers””) offered a photographic insight into Ugandan streets and their slogans. In his exhibition, Canon Griffin picked up these phrases, slogans and sentences and brought…

Return to sender

“Return to sender”

After 90 minutes of heart-warming, whilst thrilling, somehow saddening, yet entertaining and thought-provoking handmade poetry, Goethe’s rooftop was bursting into standing ovations. “Return to Sender” by Gloria Kiconco, a versatile poet and lyricist from Kampala, may be considered as one of Goethe-Zentrum’s most appreciated events. The interactive poetry performance and illustration exhibition that took place…

“Kikommando” by Elizabeth Pamela Acaye

“Kikommando” by Elizabeth Pamela Acaye

On the 16th of July, Goethe’s rooftop terrace was the stage for the premiere of ‘Kikommando’, a Dance Theatre Production created and choreographed by Elizabeth Pamela Acaye. During a two-week creative residency with four dance artists from Uganda, hosted by The Theatre Company of Kenya (directed by Keith Pearson) at Karichota retreat, Acaye has carefully designed the…

“Ku Kyooto” by Giovanni Kiyingi

“Ku Kyooto” by Giovanni Kiyingi

Goethe-Zentrum’s rooftop was fully packed when singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Giovanni Kiyingi presented his new project “Ku Kyooto” on the 18th of May 2018. The project was conceptualized as the recreation of ancient spaces, namely bonfire areas (Kukyooto) where acoustic music was being played, everyday stories were being shared and history was being delivered to posterity.…

Bridge Works Art Camp and Performance Shades

Bridge Works Art Camp and Performance: “Shades”

On the 23rd of February 2018, Goethe Zentrum Kampala/UGCS hosted the opening night of the interdisciplinary performance ‘SHADES’, an Ugandan – German cooperation that featured more than 20 actors, musicians, artists and dancers on stage. On that evening, the audience was given the chance to witness some show excerpts and ask questions afterwards. In preparation…