Founded in 2011, 32° East is an independent non-profit organisation and home for the visual arts community in Uganda. To date we have hosted over 100 artists-in-residence, provided emergency relief to artists during the Covid-19 crisis, and held 4 editions of Kampala’s longest-running public art festival KLA ART bringing contemporary art to over 10,000 people.

Through our work we aim to shift how art is seen and made, and to amplify the transformative power of art. Situated in Kabalagala, Kampala we are a refuge for under-resourced emerging artists, connecting them to opportunities for international collaboration, exchange, and community.

With minimal local infrastructure for the arts, practising artists can feel isolated and undervalued. Through our relationships in networks such as Arts Collaboratory and Triangle Network and the Prince Claus Fund, we facilitate exchanges that make it possible for Ugandan artists to see how artists from other geographies work in different contexts, and help artists build invaluable networks across borders and create deep connections. Our Open Studios and KLA ART festival provides the Ugandan public with access to imaginative and bold art that can inspire and drive long-term exploration of the issues that shape our lives.

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

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Plot 212 Sonko Close, Kabalagala, Kampala,

Our Team

Teesa Bahana


Sheillah Namaganda


Darlyne Komukama

Programmes Manager

Victoria Nakitto

Operations Manager

Grace Mbabazi


Barbara Nagudi


Thomas Ndyabareba


Board Members

Helga Rainer

Board Chair

Barbara Barungi

Linda Mutesi

Eria Nsubuga

Moses Onyoin