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EMERGING GHANAIAN ARTISTS TO RECEIVE GRANTS FROM AFRICAPRIME INITIATIVE AND GALLERY SOVIEW

Applications now open for grants that will support artists deliver new works. Africa Prime to provide
artists with international platform to showcase their art.

The Africa Prime Initiative (API), the philanthropic arm of US-based
video streaming platform Africa Prime, has joined forces with Gallery Soview to launch new grants for
emerging Ghanaian artists.
API has set out to empower African artists through grants awarded in partnership with local African
galleries. API’s first grants initiative was launched in 2022 in collaboration with Namibia’s StArt Art
Gallery. Five Namibian artists received US$2,000 each to fund new works which were showcased at
the ‘Rising Voices’ exhibition held at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) in Windhoek in
August 2023.
API has since gone on to provide grants to artists in Madagascar in partnership with Fonds
Yavarhoussen. The Namibia and Madagascar grants enabled recipients to purchase specialised tools
and materials, fund education, and host their own exhibitions, further developing their artistic talents.
This year, five Ghanaian artists will be awarded up to US$2,000 each to pursue similar projects across
the spectrum of visual arts. Applications are now open and being received by Gallery Soview in Accra.
Africa Prime’s mission is to give a voice to African talent and help authentic African voices take control
of the continent’s international narrative. The grants will help artists to develop their skills and create
new works of art.
Yaya Moussa, founder of Africa Prime and the Africa Prime Initiative, said:
“Our mission is to give emerging African talent global visibility and ensure authentic African voices are
well represented on the world stage. We want to help break down financial barriers that prevent
African artists from realising their creative visions and show the world the significant contribution
African art can make.”
Gallery Soview, an independent gallery in Accra, will gather submissions, support API, assess the
merits of each application, and disburse the awarded funds. Barbara Kokpavo Janvier, the gallery’s
Founder and Director said:
“Our mission goes beyond exhibiting artworks. We provide strategic support to artists: we guide,
advise, and connect them with galleries, collectors and influencers around the world. Our ultimate goal
is to enable our artists to make a sustainable living from their artistic work and contribute to the art
ecosystem in and out of Africa. It is therefore with great enthusiasm that we are delighted to be
partnering with API for this edition, which takes place in Ghana”.
The grants in Ghana will be the first disbursed by API with projects in multiple other African countries
to be announced in due course.
To find out more about the grants and the application process, visit @gallerysoview on Instagram and
Facebook, or email hello@gallerysoview.com.
-ENDS

For further information please contact:
Melissa Bertolo
Sans Frontières Associates
mbertolo@sfassociates.ltd
+44 7570 630382
Barbara Kokpavo Janvier
Gallery Soview
hello@gallerysoview.com
+233 5608 90061


About Africa Prime Initiative
Founded by Yaya Moussa, the Africa Prime Initiative (API) is the philanthropic arm of Africa Prime, a
high-quality streaming video on demand service dedicated to celebrating Africa’s talent, creativity and
achievements. API’s mission is to give a voice to African creatives, offering them the chance to
showcase their work, and ultimately ensuring that African cultures are represented on the global stage
in a genuine and authentic way. API is planning to launch ambitious projects that will support emerging
African talent across a spectrum of visual arts, such as film, photography, and contemporary art. Funds
will be directed towards the development of skills and growth of artists’ presence internationally.


About Gallery Soview
Gallery Soview, a contemporary art gallery located in Accra, Ghana, is committed to increasing the
visibility of these artists both within Africa and globally.
By bringing together diverse Francophone and Anglophone African perspectives, Gallery Soview aims
to cultivate a vibrant West African art scene. The gallery’s ultimate vision is to nurture the growth of
the local African art market while facilitating greater interconnectivity with the international art world.
A core part of Gallery Soview’s mission is showcasing the fresh talents of rising African artists. The
gallery regularly features these artists at notable fairs such as Also Known As Africa (AKAA) and BAD+
art fair held annually in France

Asare Solomon Aristocrat

I'm Solomon, the CEO of Voix Of Ghana Media ( VOG MEDIA, and Aristocrat Charity Foundation ( ACF). Aside blogging, I am also a Forester, Philanthropist, a Publicist, and a Promoter.

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