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Nka Foundation is a non-profit organization registered in Ghana and Burkina Faso. It is an artist initiative founded in 2005 to enable human development in underserved communities through focus on the arts. We do this by bringing together arts practitioners, innovators, supportive institutions and the public for collaborative relationships to enable cultural bridges, community projects, and environmental education. Our vision is to create a synergy between the arts and the community to support continued development of livelihood skills, knowledge and personality attributes embodied in the ability to be productive members of society. In Ghana, the foundation has two project sites in Ghana, Abetenim Arts Village near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region and Sang Arts Village near Tamale in the Northern Region. The idea of a rural arts village proceeds from the premise that to improve an underserved African community’s prospects, it is often necessary to change the rural conditions that perpetuate economic and social marginalization.

Since 2008, we have an ongoing project of tapping local resources for sustainable development that brings together persons such as artists, architects, theorists, educators and eco-practitioners for symposium and practical acts such as workshops, art+architecture competition, independent project residencies and design-build camps. 

Nka Foundation is a non-profit organization registered in Ghana and Burkina Faso. It is an artist initiative founded in 2005 to enable human development in underserved communities through focus on the arts. We do this by bringing together arts practitioners, innovators, supportive institutions and the public for collaborative relationships to enable cultural bridges, community projects, and environmental education. Our vision is to create a synergy between the arts and the community to support continued development of livelihood skills, knowledge and personality attributes embodied in the ability to be productive members of society. In Ghana, the foundation has two project sites in Ghana, Abetenim Arts Village near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region and Sang Arts Village near Tamale in the Northern Region. The idea of a rural arts village proceeds from the premise that to improve an underserved African community’s prospects, it is often necessary to change the rural conditions that perpetuate economic and social marginalization.

Since 2008, we have an ongoing project of tapping local resources for sustainable development that brings together persons such as artists, architects, theorists, educators and eco-practitioners for symposium and practical acts such as workshops, art+architecture competition, independent project residencies and design-build camps. 


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