Kuenyehia Trust for Contemporary Art, Accra, Ghana Deadline: 15 October 2020
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.
The Kuenyehia Trust is pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Art which is – for the first time ever – open to visual artists not just in Ghana but in West Africa.
The Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Art is the flagship of the Trust. The unique initiative identifies, rewards and helps develop most outstanding artists between the ages of 25 and 40. In 2020, winners and runners-up will benefit from a prize valued at ten thousand dollars ($ 10,000). This includes cash, art supplies and mentoring.
On Friday 17th July 2020, the Trust also appointed Kobby Ankomah-Graham, Chairman of the Kuenyehia Trust for Contemporary Art Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees is made up of individuals who are change agents and outstanding or emerging leaders selected from diverse backgrounds. The Accra-based lecturer, writer and DJ Kobby Ankomah-Graham will be heading a eight-member Board;
– 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
– Mawulom Essel-Koomson, COO of Africa Leadership University
The day-to-day functions of the Trust are executed by a team led by the Managing Trustee, Esse Dabla-Attikpo. The input of the Board of Trustees to whom she reports to (which is in turn guided by an Advisory Board) is however instrumental to the development of the Kuenyehia Trust for Contemporary Art. Divided into committees, Trustees have a mission to improve the Trust’s programming and visibility and help it achieve its short to long term goals.