The Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation is a registered charity set up in 2004 by the directors of Pangolin Editions and Parabola Land Ltd. with the aim of enabling cultural and educational exchanges between artists in Africa and the UK. It funds workshops, scholarships and specific projects and provides facilities, materials, training and infrastructure to achieve these objectives.
Crucial support for the Foundation's aims has come from The British Council, David Drew, MP for Stroud, the Tate, the Royal Academy of Arts and The Royal College of Art as well as many artists.
Unlike Western Africa, there is no tradition of casting in metal in East Africa. The Foundation's Centre near Kasese will provide a foundry facility for contemporary East African artists managed by local craftsmen trained in UK. The response from the local art and craft community has been one of great enthusiasm. There is both a need and a desire for a casting foundry and also a great belief in the opportunities that arise through artistic exchange.