Arts: Energy Partnership

The Arts Energy Partnership for 2020

The Arts: Energy Partnership showcases the impacts of energy access on creativity, giving a platform to some of Africa’s most talented creative individuals.

Art can provide a powerful voice to individuals and communities. The expressive nature of art and performance can transform people’s quality of life and positively impact the world we live in – the same can be said about access to energy. This partnership uses the Arts; a medium of boundless communication, to shine a light on the influence energy has had on the socio-economic and cultural progression of developing communities and markets. Quite beautifully, power access in turn has allowed such creative outlets to take shape and flourish.

The Arts: Energy Partnership wishes to celebrate the links between the design world and the energy sector. Artists’ working hours, choice of material and visual interpretation are directly linked to their ability to access electricity, and for this purpose, EnergyNet is excited to showcase such incredible representations to our international partners.

We welcome you to join us on our electrifying journey. If you have an example of how energy access has empowered artistic expression, we’d love to hear about it. Email your stories to


Energy Photo of the Year Competition

EnergyNet's annual Photo Competition is one of our most inspiring Arts Energy projects. This competition gives our clients the opportunity to submit their most inspirational images of energy access and power projects. The purpose is to reinforce the idea that energy access cannot only transform an individual life, but that of entire communities. 

This year, in line with our "Investment & Impact" theme we're looking for 20 energy photographs that best capture the word 'impact.' This could be: environmental or social impact, the impact on an indiviudual, community or business.

The 20 final photos will be showcased at Africa Energy Forum in Barcelona from 30th June - 3rd July, reproduced in the aef show guide & showcased in the 2020 edition of the Africa Energy Yearbook. The winning entry will be displayed & credited on the EnergyNet homepage for 3 months. To find out more about how to enter, email