FBCWA visited Villa Karo in Grand Popo, Benin to discuss Finnish networks in West Africa. As a result of the visit, we are pleased to announce the beginnings of collaboration between Nubuke Foundation (Ghana) and Villa Karo (Benin) to explore common projects in art and cultural events in Finland and West Africa.
Villa Karo is a Finnish-African cultural centre and artist residence situated in the village of Grand-Popo, Benin. It’s purpose is to promote knowledge about Africa and African culture in Finland. 30 Finnish scholarship holders whom are artists, researchers and cultural workers of different sectors are admitted to Villa Karo annually for a period lasting from 5 weeks to 3 months working with and learning from local peers.