Art4Dev FAQ

    General Questions

  • What is Art4Dev about?
  • Art for Development (Art4Dev.) is an expo which seeks to showcase Arts and Crafts from rural communities; established professionals as a viable means for sustainable livelihood leveraging on technology with a focus to empower communities (community based interventions). The event seeks to create linkages to market access for the local crafts/artworks, encourage entrepreneurship, thus assuaging individual and household poverty in rural communities.
  • How can I be part of this?
  • Visit art4dev website or ActionAid
  • How is art4dev different from other expo?
  • Art4dev focuses on creative and locally sourced arts and craft handiwork within Abuja and Nigeria as a whole, by showcasing emerging artists and artistes, many of whom are being presented at the exhibition for the first time, alongside leading modern masters and Africa’s most prominent artists —all scaled to a more affordable and accessible price point. This event also aims at raising funds to further the course of poverty reduction and eradication in hard-to-reach communities, where ActionAid works in Nigeria.
  • Who can attend?
  • Open to the general public.
  • What are the categories for art?
  • Pottery Decorative art (wood works, decorative chairs, Hides and skin , weaving, baskets, etc)
    Fashion (beads, jewelleries, bags, shoes etc)
  • What’s the marginal benefit for the community members?
    • Capacity Building
    • Networking
    • Access to Market
    • Increased Visibility


  • What are the criteria’s for registering as artistes?
    • Creativity
    • Unique products


  • What are the benefits of showcasing at Art4Dev?
    • More visibility
    • Build credibility
    • Access to market
    • Networking opportunity>
  • How much does it cost to book a stall?
    • Outdoor Pavilion Exhibition Space (3m*2m) = 25, 000 Naira only
    • Indoor Pavilion Exhibition Space (4m*3m) = 100, 000 Naira only
  • How to buy tickets for the Gala Night?
    • House 33
    • Actionaid website
    • Eventbrite
    • Digital platforms
    • Transcorp Hilton
  • How can i promote my page as an exhibitor?
  • At art4dev we encourage exhibitors to link their social media profiles while registering; Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube accounts which enable us promote their works and drive traffic to your page.
  • How much does it cost to attend?
  • Free attendance.


  • Who Are The Facilitators For The Workshops?
  • Selected professional artistes will share their knowledge in workshops with different themes and objectives.
  • Is There A Fee To Pay For The Workshop?
  • Depending on the duration of the workshop, the fees vary. For further information on the workshops please check the art4dev website
  • Will There Be Any Accommodation During The Workshop?
  • There will be no accommodation provided by art4dev during the workshops

    Other Related Questions

  • Will There Be Merchandise Sold?
  • There will be Lagos Photo merchandise available for sale such as:

    • T-Shirts
    • Tote Bags
    • Pens
    • Caps
    • Key holders
  • How to donate Art
  • Via Art4Dev WebPage