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A new dawn in arts funding in Uganda’s creative sector

In 2016, Jonathan Kintu (not real name) had an idea to build an installation in his community. The functional artwork was intended to engage the community of Kasubi, a city suburb, into responsible waste dumping and also provide recreational facilities to children in the slummy neighbourhood where there’s little opportunity to be creative.  Almost four years later after its inaugural launch, the project has stalled because of financial hiccups. The estimated meager budget for the project was nearly depleted within the first one year because of the ever-emerging expenses from pilot studies, routine community sensitization campaigns and operating licenses from the local government. More

Liz Mbabazi Co-ordinator of the Kuonyesha Project during an artist info session

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