We create solutions to end poverty through our own creativity. We dream of a new type of studio space that will allow us to innovate, heal, and solve societal problems.
— Veronica, Artisan Apparel-Uganda Lead Designer (partner org)
 
 
 
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The Artisan Workspace is a new concept created to provide a multi-purpose space for impact, innovation and entrepreneurship. Led by a local team of professional architects, contractors, and experts in the field, the model of the Artisan Workspace was built through years of intentional research and community relationships.

Through every step of this process, the Artisan Workspace is being collaboratively designed with the community’s invaluable input.

After 5 years of building relationships and developing with local business ArtisanApparel in Gulu, Uganda - we recognize the beneficial opportunity to scale production and expand local job employment.

We have contracted a local architect, purchased one acre of land and currently are fundraising to begin construction in 2019. Below is an overview of the first Artisan Workspace of Gulu, Uganda.

Interested in partnering or learning more about this initiative?

Email us for our full business plan, architectural designs and cost projections.

 
 
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THE ARCHITECT

Professional architect, Emma Mugisha, designed the workspace to be sustainable for generations.

The Artisan Workspace will create clean energy, collect rain water on rooftops, include bio-digester toilets, strategic positioning for minimized sun glare, cross ventilation, and designed verandas for shade. Building materials will be locally sourced such as local stone, bamboo, timber etc.

The space will operate on low overhead costs to ensure maximum profits and provide above fair wage job opportunities for local artisans and entrepreneurs.

 
 
 

 

Once built, the ARTISAN WORKSPACE WILL PROVIDE OVER 100+ JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE COMMUNITY OF GULU IN 2020 AND BEYOND.

 

 
 

CURRENT ARTISAN WORKSPACE PROGRAMS IN GULU

While we are constructing the physical space of the Artisan Workspace, we have already launched programming and created new employment opportunities within the community over the last five years. Artisan Global invests in the local experts to lead the programming, which further increases employment opportunities.

 
 
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Creative Studio

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Media Lab

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Wellness Studio

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Fitness Program

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Industry Training

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Fashion Design Studio

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Co-Working Space

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Community Workshops