Training Congolese artists in ICTs

Supporting a vital national institutionSupporting a vital national institution
The project aims to reinforce the Poto-Poto Painting School by training artists in new information and communication technologies. The project is expected to promote these artists and their work and contribute to the professionalization of their activities, reinforcing the School’s efforts and helping to attract funds to support Congolese arts. The main conducted activities include: creating a database of the School’s artists, with a guide in paper and electronic format; organizing a national and international workshop-residencies for painters; and opening the School’s database for international research purposes.
Project manager:
Casimir Ndomba

École de peinture de Poto-Poto

Beneficiary countries:
  • Congo
Funds allocated:
US $ 50.000,00
Project implementation period:
April, 2011
Provided working space and equipment to train artists in the use of new information technologies in Congo.


The Poto-Poto painting school in Brazzaville is internationally renowned for having trained numerous Congolese and other African painters such as Marcel Goten and Remy Mongo-Etsion. The school has launched an ambitious documentation project that is seeing the 60-year-old institution develop a valuable database of works by artists of the school. As part of the same project, the school has conducted ICT training for artists. The training covered managing their professional networks and promoting their works through social media.