Project Details


This project engages young people in co-creative art practice, expanding upon the impact of Nicola Ashmore's research into the role of art and activism in sustainable development.

There will be a focus on the rural village of Hamburg in South Africa and the urban setting of Labadi in Accra, in Ghana, where there are two established and distinct art practices, the Keiskamma Art Project in South Africa and the Afrogallonism studio of Serge Attukwei Clottey in Ghana. This project continues Ashmore’s collaborations with the two practices and artist Savina Tarsitano of Kids Guernica peace project and University of Brighton’s Professor of Tourism and International Development Marina Novelli.

Nicola Ashmore will be exploring young people's understanding of the creative economy in their locality. Its focus on creative practice/economy in relation to sustainable development speaks directly to the call.

Her funding from the AHRC Creative Economy stream builds upon two Arts and Humanities Research Council funded projects supported through the Global Challenges Research Fund stream.

Effective start/end date1/11/211/02/23


  • AHRC


  • Co-creative
  • Collaboration
  • Activist Art
  • Guernica
  • Picasso
  • Ghana
  • South Africa
  • Art making
  • Protest Art


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