Art Exchange: Moving Image is a new collaborative and cross-cultural curatorial professional development and exhibition programme for early to mid-career visual arts curators from Sub-Saharan Africa to work with the British Council Collection’s moving image works. The programme is delivered in partnership by the British Council, LUX, UK and Guest Artists Space Foundation (G.A.S.), Nigeria.

The participants will be selected from an open call and is open to early to mid-career visual arts curators based in the following countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe). Participants are invited to apply with a curatorial proposal and support from an exhibition venue in their home country.

Participants will receive:

  • mentoring support from LUX and G.A.S.
  • a dedicated programme of professional development opportunities and networking
  • A fully-funded research trip to the UK in Autumn 2023
  • an opportunity to work with moving image works in the British Council collection
  • logistical and financial support to stage a final exhibition in their home countries.
  • a curatorial fee and their host venue will receive funding for the exhibition staging.


For more information and to make an application, visit:

Deadline: Midnight, Friday 18th August 2023.

Our programme partners:



LUX is the UK agency for the support and promotion of artists working with the moving image based in London and Glasgow. Originally founded in 1966 as the London Filmmakers Co-operative, it represents an over 50 year history of artists’ engagement with the moving image in the UK. As well as organising exhibitions, education programmes, commissioning, artists professional development and research LUX represents Europe’s largest collection of films and videos made by visual artists.


Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation

Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation is a Nigerian non-profit founded in 2019 by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA and an esteemed board of Directors. It delivers residencies and public programmes across two sites located in Lagos and Ijebu. The multi-use live/work spaces host multidisciplinary artists, researchers and curators from all over the world in awarded residencies for up to three months.

The Foundation’s mission is underpinned by an ethos that strives to create a platform for creative and career development and knowledge exchange. G.A.S. delivers its programmes with oversight and support from UK registered charity Yinka Shonibare Foundation.