🎉 Dear all, Happy New year. The artists for MANIFEST's Artistic Journey have been selected and notifications are on the way. We invite you to continue to follow our continuously expanding Resources Centre and announce the launch of our page dedicated to the Friends of Manifest.

We thank you for sharing interest and support for MANIFEST and the exploration of themes around the memory of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people.

MANIFEST artists selected!

📣 We are pleased to announce that the Selection Committee has made its decisions. The project managers are contacting the selected artists for verification and confirmation. We ask for patience as this process is underway.

The level and standard of the applications were impressive, and our Selection Committee has spent countless hours over the last two months carefully evaluating every project of the total of 227 received applications in order to choose a number of artists and art collectives whose projects are the most in line with MANIFEST's mission and values:

We were impressed by the number and quality of the application the Manifest Selection Committee received. The high standard and strong motivation give us hope that there is an urgency in artists to contribute with new artistic perspectives to re-imagine Europe’s collective memory of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people. It was challenging to select only 12 out of 227 proposals coming from various cultural, geographical, and artistic backgrounds.”

An exciting journey ahead…

🔥 Very soon, we will be able to reveal the names of artists and collectives who will embark on the #MANIFESTArtisticJourney. Stay tuned!

Discover our latest Resources Centre publications

MANIFEST invites you to have a look at the new materials added to our Resource Centre about the transatlantic trade of enslaved people.

🗺 In addition, new monuments and museums in relation to the memory of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people have been added to our Interactive Map.

Friends Of Manifest are gathering… Join us!

We have a new friend! We are pleased to announce that La Maison De L’Europe has joined the Friends Of Manifest network! 🎉

La Maison De L’Europe, founded in 1901, is an association which shares and promotes ideas coming from European actors, in Nantes and Loire-Atlantique.

The Consortium has envisaged the creation of a select group dubbed, Friends of MANIFEST, with the intention to better structure our interaction with those who had already shared their intention to collaborate with us at the proposal stage, and those who can and are willing to provide an effective contribution in any way, adding to the project’s processes and facilitating its largest dissemination and the greater impact for the potential artists and audiences.

➡️ Are you interested in collaborating with MANIFEST as an organisation or as an individual ? Are you willing to take part in the promotion of the artistic output along the Artistic Journey and where possible, enhance pathways for the selected artists to have greater visibility? Would you like to benefit from greater access to the knowledge pathways and processes behind the MANIFEST scenes? Finally, would you like to see your organisation promoted on the dedicated section on our website and in social media?

📧 If you are interested in this opportunity, you can contact our team at

About the project

Co-funded by the European Commission under the Creative Europe Programme, MANIFEST: New artistic perspectives on memories of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people aims to contribute to and enhance the re-imagination of Europe’s collective memory of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people.

MANIFEST, through a participatory, innovative, and cross-disciplinary approach to artistic creation, offers a new framework to interconnect art with memory and social inclusion. It aspires to provide an updated window to a shared European missing memory. The project will feature an Artistic Journey through an artistic residency, as well as provide historical and documentation support about the material and immaterial heritage of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people in a Resources Publication.

The project is implemented by a Consortium led by Khora, the world’s first combined virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) production house based in Copenhagen. The consortium is joined by Les Anneaux de la Mémoire, France’s leading association working with the themes of the history and heritage of the Atlantic trade of enslaved people and colonial enslavement; Pro Progressione, a Budapest-based artistic hub specialising in international collaborations in the field of culture; Gerador, an independent Portuguese platform for journalism, culture and education; and CUMEDIAE, a Brussels based international non-profit agency providing consultancy services in the field of CCIs European wide. The team is joined by the Advisory Board, consisting of scientific and civil society representatives who ensure the Project’s historical, identity and scientific integrity; and the Artistic Committee, whose members guarantee the quality of the selected art projects.

We are excited about this Journey of creation and discovery and hope you will join us! Please, help us spread the word, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media to stay updated!