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BUILDING THE FIRST MULTI-PURPOSE ARTISAN WORKSPACE IN GULU UGANDA. SEE IT HERE FIRST

*This design was created by local Ugandan architect Emma Mugisha. We will be building it together through the sales of our collaborative art from Uganda and Charleston. A center built by creatives to create jobs for over 100 Ugandan entrepreneurs. Let’s do this! Watch our campaign video here.

 
 

WE INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS HISTORIC EVENT BRIDGING UGANDA + CHARLESTON THROUGH ART + IMPACT.

WHAT / WHERE:

Artisan Global, in partnership with Straight to Art and Ill Vibe the Tribe, will be hosting this one night benefit event.

* All profits from the night including artwork sales go towards construction of the Artisan Workspace in Uganda. The first Workspace in Uganda built entirely by Artists.

OCT 24TH  - 6-8PM

REDUX CONTEMPORARY ART STUDIO

Our goal is to feature artists from Charleston and from Northern Uganda with diverse backgrounds, media styles, innovative ideas, and unhindered creativity to come together to create pieces that reflect what a “global artisan” means to each of you.

  • Please fill out the form on the right if you’re interested in participating in this event.

  • All artwork for the event will be 100% donated by the artist for a silent auction in order to raise the most funds for the Artisan Workspace we are building in Uganda.

If you have any questions please email us at info@artisanglobal.org

 
 
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artisan global

ArtisanGlobal is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Charleston, SC established to develop sustainable jobs, strategies and workspaces alongside international artisan businesses and entrepreneurs in post-conflict regions.


OUR WHY: THE HISTORY OF GULU, UGANDA

THE HISTORY

We are currently witnessing the power of Artisans in Uganda overcoming complex poverty after a 20 year civil war nearly destroyed the country and fueled one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. UNICEF estimates that over 20,000 children were abducted during the LRA war and over 1.4 million people were displaced in Northern Uganda. The war in Northern Uganda ended in 2006, forcing families into extreme poverty, instability and unemployment that continues even now. 

REVITALIZATION

The artisans that ArtisanGlobal partners with were once recruited and abducted as child soldiers, sex slaves and commanders in the war but NOW reclaimed their story and are a group of thriving fashion designers, artists, and creative entrepreneurs who are using innovative solutions to rebuild and revitalize their community. 

ArtisanGlobal currently provides dignified employment opportunities, business investment, industry training and workshops that has educated over 20 artisans how to become social entrepreneurs and creative problem solvers in their community.


ARTISAN - GALLERY + BENEFIT OPPORTUNITY


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THE INVITATION:

Artisans in Gulu, Uganda are using their handmade ART to revitalize, restore and rebuild their community... 

On Oct 24th, we invite local Charleston and global Ugandan artists to amplify this story. Together, we will raise the funds needed to build a workspace that will create over 100 workspaces in a community with over an estimated 80% unemployment rate. The new Artisan workspace is slated to break ground in early 2020. 

DIRECTION: 

Create an art piece of any medium of your choosing that shares the theme of the night of collaborating together to create real, sustainable change.

Each art piece, whether from Charleston or Uganda becomes an active communication tool to share of the dreams flourishing in Gulu where there was once war, and also expresses the impact we can have right here in our own community when we work together. 


your art will build a new workspace creating jobs for 100+ entrepreneurs in UGANDA

We are so excited to share with you the initial rendering of the Artisan Workspace designed by local Ugandan architect Emma Mugisha, that is slated to break ground in Summer 2020. It’s going to take a global community to build this space and we believe that Charleston artists in collaboration with Ugandan artists will be the ones to make this epic vision a reality and create sustainable change that will last for generations.

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