The Black Seed Project is one of Asafo Black’s Social Interventions aimed at educating and supporting pupils and students at the Primary and Secondary school levels in Ghana. We do this through creative programming and participatory activities to educate students on the numerous contemporary art discourses and practices emerging from Ghana and elsewhere. To this end, Asafo Black organizes seminar presentations, art talks, workshops, guided tours and many other activities. The project is a long-term initiative that seeks to collaborate with stakeholders within the Art ecology in the country which include; Museums, Art Galleries, Project Spaces, Established and emerging Artists, the participating schools and other related organizations.
The Asafo Black collective believes in sensitizing and supporting the younger generation to become the next generation of astute artists in our society hence our passionate commitment to support and motivate the promising and creative talents amongst us. There has always been a negative stereotype towards the pursuance of Art- related courses. We aim to break this stereotype and thus aim at instilling confidence in young pupils and students who wish to pursue a successful career in Art.
The Asafo Black Mobile Library is a cultural repository and a public archive that seeks to redistribute and disseminate knowledge to a wide and diverse audience and to bring together people into a communal atmosphere that enables and fosters intellectual discourses. The mobile library will also collect and archive films from African directors and the diaspora. The project aims to be launched in Ghana early 2021 and tour across the country eventually.