32° East provides artists with the support, resources, and community they need to advance their craft, critically reflect our world, and imagine a new one.

Our award-winning ecological centre can be found in Kabalagala, Kampala and includes studios, a contemporary art library and co-working space, computers, meeting areas and lush garden.

Our programme offers the visual arts community opportunities for connection through our monthly meet-ups and global networks, provides artists-in-residence with resources to advance their practice, and builds new audiences through Kampala’s longest-running contemporary art festival KLA ART.


KLA ART is Kampala’s free contemporary art festival produced by 32° East. The theme of the fifth edition of the festival, KLA ART ’24 is Care Instructions, envisioning our cultural heritage as a series of instructions that we have received on other ways to live. Artists will be supported with the budget and connections they need, for works that spur us all to imagine how older ways of knowing and being can provide us with new visions for an uncertain future. The 2024 Edition is supported by Newcastle University, British Council, and the Prince Claus Fund.


Through our membership programme we offer artists and researchers access to our library and resource centre where we house catalogues, books, magazines, journals, films, a digital library and internet access.

Artists in Residence

Flexible in format, our residencies are focused on assisting an artist to develop into the next stage of their career. This can include the development of a concept, pushing the limits of their respective mediums and/or intensive research.

Current Artists in Residence

32° East is a home for creation, experimentation and critical thinking through contemporary art.

Become a monthly supporter of 32° East! Make a contribution to help build a vibrant future for artists in Uganda and beyond. You can also make a one-time donation by clicking the Donate button below

Previous Artists in Residence


Welcome to our new website!

It’s still a work-in-progress, but we’d love to know what you think. Send us your thoughts here.

We are in the process of migrating our archive; some content may be temporarily unavailable.