Foundation for Contemporary Art–Ghana is a network of artists created in 2004 to offer a platform for the critical presentation, development, and promotion of contemporary art in Ghana. As a membership-based non-profit institution, FCA-Ghana serves as a laboratory that provides resources necessary for the growth of artists creatively and intellectually through a knowledge centre/library, exhibitions, workshops, seminars, artist presentations, residencies and publications.
Its formation was initiated by the Late Prof. Joe Nkrumah (Anthropologist/Conservator/Curator) and Virginia Ryan (Australian-Italian Artist/Writer) with initial founding members of about 23 consisting of artists, gallerists, academics, and patrons of the arts.
Our mission is to create an active network of artists, offer a platform for the presentation of contemporary art, and to develop a critical forum for the promotion of contemporary art in Ghana.
Organize exhibitions, seminars, workshops, and issue publications to raise the awareness of and develop critical thinking about Contemporary Art and Artists in Ghana.
Establish a resource centre of arts-related text for consultation, research, and documentation.
Establish a public database of artists, arts organizations, art businesses, galleries, and others interested in Contemporary Art in Ghana.
Cultivate an audience for contemporary art in Ghana