The arts centre Picha lies on the edge of the centre of Lubumbashi, the capital of the province of Katanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is a meeting place for a diverse band of artists. Picha accompanies these artists in the implementation of projects but is known mainly as the organizer of the Biennale of Photography in Lubumbashi since 02009.

For Maono 02012, 02013, 02014 Picha works with Agence Future to provide local insight and cultural capacity. The centre’s director takes care of contacts with artists, he accompanies the selection process and follow-up with individual artists participating in Maono. The centre’s community hosts Maono organisers and participants and provides a space to meet, work, party and share.