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NOTICE: We are approaching a conversion of our technical platform. During this period and while this notice appears, purchasing from our catalog on line is suspended.

Who We Are

Uganda Online Art Consortium is a community of artists in and around Kampala. Net proceeds of sales from this site are shared by the artists and by programs offering art training for children and therapeutic art activities at regional AIDS hospitals. Donations are welcome.

Each participating Ugandart artist’s profile can contain a biography and personal news along with (coming in 2017) an online portfolio or body of work, plus linkages to other sites associated with the artist.

You Can Help!

photo of children at art workshop
Our 2014 Indiegogo campaign raised $2,300 toward a prospective training and therapy center near Kampala. Additional donations are always welcome.

News and Commentary

African art evades Africans as popularity, recognition increase
Writing in the NY Times, Chika Okeke-Agulu emphasized the dilemma of African art, which is being more appreciated and valued than ever, bringing record prices, at the same time it is becoming ever less available to the peoples of the continent. The need for national and regional museums to bring... Continues...
New: Shop Amazon and help Ugandart FREE!
Here's an wonderful new easy way to support Kisa Foundation USA, and it won't cost you a cent. Anytime you want to buy something on Amazon, log into smile.amazon.com and specify Kisa Foundation USA from the "pick your own charitable organization" window. From then on, Amazon will donate 0.5 % of... Continues...
Ssali featured in Independent Magazine story
ARTS: ` Ladies’ Man’ Ssali strikes again
Nathan Kiwere January 30, 2017
ARTS, In The Magazine,

Majority of his close friends are female, most of his clients want women-themed works, and most of the people who collect his works, locally and internationally, are women. How then can one... Continues...
We're holding a big exhibition in Berkeley in November
Over 100 paintings and prints by Uganda Art Consortium members will be on display at Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery Nov. 5-30. The Gallery is spacious, well laid out and centrally located at 2133 University Av. in downtown Berkeley, just a few blocks from the University of California campus. This... Continues...
Mulago class sends aprons and handbags
A new shipment of craft items from our Mulago Hospital workshop is on its way from Uganda and should be here in time for the KPFA Crafts Fair December 17 & 18, at Craneway Pavilion in Richmond CA. About a dozen patients in the art therapy workshop made aprons, hand bags and jewelry which we'll sell... Continues...
New kids workshop starts in Namungona
Over 200 kids in Namungona are expected to attend a new series of free art workshops starting Sept. 24. The month long workshops coincide with school holidays and feature training in tie-dye, jewelry making and painting and drawing.
Art Therapy Really Works, Drexel U. Study Shows
New Research by a Drexel University College of Nursing professor shows that just about 45 minutes of free art-making in a studio attended by an art therapist was enough to increase patients' confidence in themselves and their ability to complete tasks.

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The Football Art Project
One day in June we took a bunch of kids from Namungona to Nansana to meet some of the players in the Nansana Youth Football League. We watched the players practice, and we all had a great time. The kids made sketches of what they saw on the football pitch that day, and later they created several... Continues...
Kalerwe kids art and recycling program on national TV in Uganda
Uganda TV News show features Kalerwe kids art program started by Mathias Tusiime.


Member Updates

Yusuf Ssali ( 1-Jun-2017 )
This is a sample comment on Yusuf's member page. Link goes to an item in his portfolio. By announcing new work and appending the link it all dovetails. Further automation forthcoming. LINK

Rees Clark ( 28-Mar-2016 )
Working on a display bug wherein exhibitor's member view does not link properly to catalog items.

ALEX KIMERA ( 20-Oct-2015 )
I am a young artist who likes to transform lives of others through things i create. Plus am GOD fearing and open to welcome new friends in my life.

( 6-Oct-2015 )
it is my utmost pleasure to be a part of UGANDART,I hope this relationship will bring forth good tidings,i am based in Lagos Nigeria.

Kenneth Kugonza ( 2-Jun-2014 )
Just visiting to see if there opportunities for ART purchase and sale


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