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.

A Beginning: Celebrating Phase 1 of the 32° East Art Centre

Phase 1 is complete! We have built the first ever contemporary art centre in Kampala!

Through the tireless efforts of Localworks and New Makers Bureau we have 4 stunning Artist Studios and a Library/Multipurpose space and are in awe of how beautiful it is!


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.

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Previous Artists in Residence


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