Artist Grants


ArtNg periodically provides one-time emergency grants to address immediate needs related to extraordinary circumstances and events.

In July 2020, as a response to the Covid-19 crisis, Art.Ng launched grants totaling N1.25M to support visual artists based in Nigeria. The award provides direct support to under-recognized artists 21 years or older. Six artists – Barry Yusufu, Lucky Isaiah, Onyinye Ezennia, Chigozie Obi, Emmanuel Adeyemi and Roanna Tella were selected under this program.

In October 2020, in response to the #EndSars movement against police brutality, ArtNg recognized six photographers who acted as storytellers of that important moment in Nigeria’s history.

How it Works

To be eligible to get a grant, the artist must be a self-defined under-recognized visual artist 21 years or older and a Nigerian citizen.
There will be monetary awards made in support of the development of artists’ work with applications being evaluated on the artist work and potential to
expand aesthetic.

Past Beneficiaries

Emmanuel Adeyemi

Roanna Tella

Chigozie Obi

Barry Yusufu

Onyinye Ezenia

Lucky Isaiah

Abdulrasaq Babalola

Esther Edim

Benson Ibeabuchi

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