ACF will work in a transparent and rigorous manner as part of the jury selection process.

For each call for proposals, ACF uses a specific jury that changes with each call.

The jury is made up of experienced experts who know the African cultural and creative sector and who come from different regions of the African continent and its diaspora. They are assigned to evaluate applications and make decisions on the allocation of funds.

As a matter of principle, jurors do not know each other before deliberation and are autonomous and independent in the face of the Fund and its organs.



Joseph Gaylard works as an independent researcher, curator and writer and has recently completed a major study of the visual arts sector in South Africa on behalf of the Council for Scientific Research. He has an independent creative practice largely focused on experimental work in public space in a contemporary African context. He is a board member of the Arts and Culture Trust and the Joubert Park Project. He holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Cape Town and an Honors degree in Art History from the same institution.


Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo is an artist, curateur, founder, Executive and artistic director of Kin ArtStudio. Born in Kinshasa (DR Congo), Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo studied at Fine Art Academy in Kinshasa and continued his studies at the Strasbourg School of Art. In 2009 he worked as researcher in Art/Science at Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL.

He has appeared in many relevant group exhibitions in the world and has exhibited in in various city and country like Amsterdam, Germany, Austria, Belgium, New York, Milan, Johannesburg, Kampala, Belgique, Netherlands, Switzerlands, Guangzhou, China., Ivory Coast, Suva, Fidji, Surinam, Cook Islands, pointe noire, Cotonou, Varanasi, Warsaw, India …


CAROLine ANANDE uliwa, is a Culture Journalist, Poet & Musician from Tanzania, residing in Dar es Salaam.

She’s a founding member of a poetry group called ‘WAKA Poets TZ’ running since 2013. Since 2008 she’s been a reporter, contributor and columnist in various leading English Newspapers & magazines in the country & region to include; ‘The DailyNews, Citizen & The East African Newspaper’ as well Bang Magazine and Flare Magazine. Herein she writes extensively on fine art, gender parity, afropolitan convergence through literature and to a less extent other forms of art.