Partners

First stages of development of a Parktown Prawn, with collaborators

First stages of development of a Parktown Prawn, with collaborators

African Robots has received funding, partnership and support from a number of organisations. Current partners to the project include the Cape Craft and Design Institute who is offering both research and development and business support, Maker Station Cape Town on DIY fabrication techniques, and Trobok Toys in Johannesburg who are collaborating on creative approaches to 3D modelling and printing.

The National Arts Council of South Africa awarded a grant to African Robots for 2016 – 17 to test out the idea of an ‘African Robots Academy’ in Cape Town, focused on the development of an insect range of robots from master prototype to street level production.

SA-UK Seasons 2015, a partnership between British Council and the Department of Arts and Culture South Africa funded a collaboration between African Robots and Hirsch and Mann, working with Technology Will Save Us, including travel and exhibitions in London and Cape Town in 2015 and 2016.

Pro Helvetia funded African Robots workshops at the Harare International Festival of the Arts in 2015 through their Ant Funding programme.