Raw Material Company is a Dakar-based arts initiative unfolding within the realms of exhibition making, commissioning, knowledge sharing, and archiving of theory and criticism. Their work fosters appreciation and growth of African artistic and intellectual creativity with a firm belief in visual arts as a potent tool capable of shifting views, and igniting engagement for art practice as a viable path for social and political transformation in Senegal and beyond.

The operational formats of the centre are RAWBASE : public library. RAW Gallery: exhibition space. RAW Residency: residency space for visiting artists and curators. And the RAW Académie: an experimental residential programme for the research and study of artistic and curatorial practice and thought.