Speech by Professor Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State for Tertiary Education, Ghana

“I am privileged to be invited today to be part of this historic event: the 17th triennial symposium of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association. This being the very first time ACASA is holding a meeting on the African soil, I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of our indefatigable President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo, to welcome ACASA to Ghana, and to the continent of Africa.” Read more…

ACASA Triennial Schedule 2017

The final 2017 ACASA program schedule is now available.

Studio and Gallery Visits, Exhibitions, Receptions, and Tours

Audio & Visual Options for ACASA Symposium Presenters

For symposium presenters, ACASA will provide laptops, projectors, and screens. The use of personal laptops is not advised.

ACASA 17th Triennial Symposium Official Opening Ceremony

Welcome Logistics Information is available here.

Deadline Extension for Post-Symposium Tours in Ghana

The July 1 deadline no longer applies to registration for Post-Symposium Tours in Ghana. Tour reservations are now open until spaces are full.

See here for a description of the tours. Download the registration form here.

Triennial Participants – Call for Book Donations!

ACASA triennial participants, please donate your books to University of Ghana’s Institute of African Studies, and the Faculty of Art at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi. Read more…

We Need Your Help!

ACASA has distributed all of the funds it raised to assist colleagues to travel to our upcoming Triennial Symposium, and we need your help once more. To those who have given, thank you for your generosity. If you’ve not yet given or are able to lend more help to this cause, please do so. Even small donations help a great deal, and larger ones are particularly appreciated.

To donate, use this link:

Donations may be made electronically or by check.

Thank you warmly for your help!

ACASA Board Elections Deadline Extension

The elections deadline for ACASA board candidates has been extended to Friday, June 9th, at 5pm EST. Members, please vote now!

2017 Triennial Symposium Program Schedule

ACASA is pleased to announce the program schedule for this year’s symposium. Please see here for details.

Elections to the ACASA Board are Live

Instructions: Members must log in to vote and then visit the link HERE OR select About from the menu at the top of the page. A drop down menu will appear. Select Board Election 2017.

Once you’ve landed on the election page, read the instructions and vote for up to five candidates. Press Submit at the bottom of the ballot.

Voting is active starting Monday, May 22 and ending at 5pm (EST) on Friday, June 9. Good luck to all of our candidates!