The Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC) was founded near Lusanga in the in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in August 2014.
The organization is a grassroots platform for the development of new economic initiatives based on the production and sale of critical art. Through the launch of a creative economy, it aims to improve the economic position of its members and their communities.
Plantation workers Djonga Bismar, Mathieu Kilapi Kasiama, Cedrick Tamasala, Mbuku Kimpala, Mananga Kibuila, Jérémie Mabiala, Emery Mohamba, and Thomas Leba come from three plantations in the south of the DRC. Together with ecologist Rene Ngongo and the Kinshasa-based artists Michel Ekeba, Eléonore Hellio, and Mega Mingiedi they form the organisations leading personalities. Currently, the CATPC is actively recruiting new members.