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The EASTAFAB was founded in 2003 with the sole aim of promoting visual arts in East Africa. It is registered by the National Arts Council (Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa - BASATA) under the certificate No BST/1325. It is a non-governmental and non-profit association run on a voluntary basis

 The East Africa Art Biennale Committee

  • Professor Elias Jengo -  Chairman
  • Dr Kiagho Kilonzo - Executive Director
  • Yves Goscinny -  International liason Officer
  • Stephen Ndibalema - Programmes Coordinator
  • Francisca Tarimo - Member
  • Boniphace Mkindi - Public Relations and Media Coordinator
  • Julia Stockwell-Hamid - Public Relations and Media Consultant  

The Association holds a Biennale at any place of its choice. But since its inception all the Biennales have been held in Dar es Salaam. A Biennale is an exhibition of artworks submitted by local as well as overseas artists held after every two years. The local Organizing Committees in the East African region are responsible for the selection of the artworks to be exhibited. They usually have their own criteria that guide their selection. Artists are supplied with application forms after every two years upon request.

We welcome all visual artists in East Africa to form their own Organizing Committees and contact the Dar es Salaam Organizing Committee to send them application forms, which have instructions on how to submit artworks during the next Biennale to be held on November 2nd to 22nd, 2017 in Dar es Salaam.