The Africa Centre was established in 2005 as an international creative centre and social innovator based in Cape Town, South Africa. The vision of the Africa Centre is brought to life with a number of projects that either play out through the calendar year, or online.
Artists in Residency Programme - in partnership with international residency organisations around the world, the project awards residency opportunities to African artists, across disciplines, who are highly engaged with social issues and their art forms.
Badilisha Poetry X-Change - A poetry podcast platform exclusively dedicated to the exposure and archive of both the contemporary and historical voices from Africa and its Diaspora.
Everyday African Urbanism - a research and intervention laboratory which seeks to both understand and disrupt some of south africa’s most pressing social challenges. Its current two initiatives focus on food security and primary school education .
Talking Heads - sharing the ideas, visions and manifestations of extraordinary people living in Africa.
Infecting the City - an annual public arts festival that stages and exhibits thought-provoking works in the communal spaces of Cape Town.
WikiAfrica - an international collaboration that uses a range of interventions to redresses the critical imbalance of factual information about Africa on Wikipedia.
Spier Contemporary - the largest visual and performance art biennale in Africa, featuring artwork from over 100 artists at each of its iterations.
Pan-African Space Station - a genre-busting exploration of global African music that turns on sound interventions across Africa via its online radio station.
Space for Pan African Research Creation and Knowledge - a Pan-African initiative of experimental multi-disciplinary residencies, workshops, exhibitions, publications and performances centered on innovative approaches to urban space.