‘Own the Wall’, a Competition for Visual Artists Launched with Shs 2M Prize


A graffiti artist spray-paints a mural during the Afri-Cans Street Art Festival 2018 in Kitintale. (Photo: Global Press Journal)
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MoTiV, a community of creative artisans has launched a competition to reward and build a community of creatives and artisans in the wake of the Covid19 impact.

The ‘Own the Wall’ competition is targeting visual artists in the fields of photography, graphic design, graffiti, conceptual artists and designers, and artisans.

Eugene Kavuma, the MoTIV community manager says this is one of the ways they are engaging the creative industry who are among the hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.

He added that the main aim for the establishment of MotIV is to teach and train talented artisans, makers, thinkers, and designers but also create a platform to showcase undercapitalized brands and products. 

The Own The Wall competition will provide a platform for visual creatives to have their work reach closer to the target market. 

This will also be an annual event to mark the official opening of East Africa’s biggest Maker Space. 

MoTIV is looking for artists who can come up with a concept for a wall Mural that reflects MoTIV’s values – courage, collaboration, and creativity. The Competition will run for 3 weeks.   

Judges will include celebrated painter Kwizera, Kiggundu Rodney and Pamela Enyonu.

Aside from the Shs 2m award money that will be given to the winning artist, MoTIV will also provide 2 months free studio access, owning the MoTIV wall for 12 months and exhibiting the top 3 works in the MoTIV workspace. 

The MoTIV community is made up of artisans, tinkerers, creatives, content creators, product designers, woodworkers, and those whose main material is metal. It’s also a space for the food-entrepreneur and constantly engage with the foodie community. 

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