Thank you for your support, we are almost there!

Start Fundraiser Event Poster.

Your contribution has helped!

As we count down the days from the start the of StartJournal Fundraising Campaign until it will end on the 31st of May, we are most grateful to people like you who make our work and the journal possible through your support. Thank you for your generous gifts! In total we have collected more than 4 Million Shilling for the Journal so far. Your money not only provides young writers the opportunity to write about the arts, it also supports the documenting of East African and African Art, archives what is happening in the art scene and keeps our website updated & online.

A succesful event at Iguana

On the 12th of April the campaign team organised a fundraiser party at Iguana. We thank you all for turning up in good numbers. We talked arts, laughed, danced on great Fella Afrobeat music AND donated generously. The proceeds of that evening were almost 2 Million Shilling! Of the two paintings made during our fun and quite successful event, Xenson’s painting was sold for 1,510,000 UGX and Donald Wasswa’s painting is still up for sale (contact Liz from Afriart gallery at 041475455).

A lively crowd @Iguana participating in the crowdfunding event for the arts journal. Image: Ken Mavvaly

Start would like to thank the campaign team headed by Anne for their hard work as well as Sebastian from Iguana, DJs DarkMeme and Mc Moze, Abramz and the Breakdance Project Uganda and visual artists, Wasswa and Xenson for their generous help and support.

Finger painting by Wasswad on that art battle fundraiser for The start Journal. Image: BadStyle Ugandan
Xenson working round the line magic on that canvas at the start journal fundraiser! - Image: BadStyle Ugandan
Xenson working round the line magic on that canvas at the start journal fundraiser! – Image: BadStyle Ugandan

One more week to help us reach our goals! Please show your support.

Donald Wasswa’s abstract paiting made at the Start Fundraiser art battle event. Send in your bid now and this large paining 1m x 80cm could be yours. All proceeds go to the Journal.

We continue to rely on our community of art lovers to reach our fundraising goal. If you have not donated yet, please visit to donate online or contact us to arrange a cash donation.
You can also donate with mobile money ia MTN mobile money at 0773230707 (Anne Whitehead) or Airtel/Warid at 0701630640 (Daudi Karungi).
If you’d like to make a check or cash donation, please contact us to arrange pick up.

  • Donations above 20,000 will receive an art print.
  • Donations above 100,000 will receive 2 prints.
  • Donations above 300,000 will receive 3 prints and a copy of the journal.
    We will provide receipts for all donations.

We are delighted with the growing number of donors who share our commitment to make a difference through mutual understanding and individual initiative. Thank you again, for your generosity.

With warm regards,

Dominic Muwanguzi (Editor)
& the StartJournal Team