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Nyege Nyege’s Kampire and Darlyne are fundraising for a new arts space in Kampala

32° East are attempting to raise $200,000 in 32 days

Kampire and Darlyne have launched a fundraising team for a new arts space in Kampala.

Electronic artists Kampire and Darlyne, who are key players in Kampala's Nyege Nyege collective, have launched a fundraising team as part of 32° East Ugandan Arts Trust's #32BreaksGround campaign. The duo will also play in-person and virtual DJ sets in Kampala on the 2nd April as part of the campaign.

Aiming to raise $200,000 between the 16th March and 16th April, the #32BreaksGround campaign will support Phase 2 of a new, purpose-built contemporary art centre in Kampala. Phase 1 of the fundraising saw donors and pro-bono architectural services from New Makers Bureau design three artists’ studios, a library, and a café.

Speaking about Phase 2, 32° East said: "We have ambitions for a centre that is financially resilient, that gives artists access to more opportunities to thrive, and introduces new audiences to transformative art."

Phase 2 will include the construction of three aditional artists' studios, a learning centre and library, a purpose-built public art gallery, accomodation for visiting artists, and an art shop.

You can donate via Kampire and Darlyne's Team Bunu Bop's fundraising page here, and read more about Phase 2 of the campaign, which has raised over $8000, here.