SABAA | kukutana Art Award 2023

Deadline: 31 January 2023

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kukutana / SABAA in 2023 will be awarding contemporary sub-Saharan African artists with 1.000€ each in the categories of painting, photography, illustration. The award is given every two years. This time the topical field is: #ChangingClimate #Nature.

In your art-work, SABAA | kukutana (among other things) is interested in: to know, to artistically discuss, to find something on the topic / of your view on / of your experience with todays nature and climate-changes.

Every two years SABAA | kukutana confers an art award to artistically reflect upon the special and individual experiences, ideas, images, and artistic positions of artists from Sub-Saharan African countries on urgent issues of our time and place. In order to frame and reframe, showcase, inform, evaluate, sustain, facilitate, inspire. And to propose African artistic positions & hints for handling our todays reality: LEARNING FROM AFRICA.

Please Submit here for free.

Award categories / prize money

  • Painting: 1,000€
  • Photography (an artistic approach, not a journalistic one): 1,000€
  • Graphic arts | illustration (print, drawing, comic,): 1,000€


  • Start submitting applications: 01. October 2022
  • End of application period: 31. January 2023
  • Informing the winners: 15. March 2023
  • Exhibition (online): June to August 2023
  • Catalogue published: June 2023
  • Special exhibition (offline): July 2023


  • Painting: William Bakaïmo | Wallace Juma
  • Photography: Jacques Nkinzingabo | Antionette McMaster
  • Graphic arts | illustration: Clara Aden | Alice Penda


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