Rose Kirumira has participated in several art residencies in many parts of the world. Since 1995 she has coordinated within the Triangle Artist Trust Workshops and Residence Network for Africa. This work has provided her with in-country experience in Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Botswana. Working with some of the best artists in the African Residencies and the varied African experiences has greatly influenced and enriched Kirumira's work and has helped her style grow. The residencies also greatly informed her doctoral work. In her humble but incisive way, Rose Kirumira thinks this is her major contribution to the contemporary African art scene.
On the Ugandan scene, Rose has been very busy in both research and art production. She headed a Rockefeller Foundation project on improving literacy in the Primary schools in Uganda by Illustrating Children’s Story books, a Minds Across Africa Project, 1995-2005. She was lead researcher on AICAD’s An Improved Model of Indigenous Technology for a Ceramic Ware Cottage Industrial Cluster. There are very few professional and self-taught sculptors in Uganda in the last two decades that will not have been taught or influenced by her thoughts and experience. Significant art pieces in Uganda that have had her hand in them include the two majestic pieces at the UNDP building [Mother Uganda and UNDP both made between 1998-1990], the art piece of His Majesty Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II at Bulange made with the famous Prof Nagenda, Family at the Child Health and Development Center, and completing part of the Hatching the Golden Eggs sculpture by the late Prof George Kakooza at the Makerere Main Library roundabout. Majestic of course, symbolic definitely, in culture and form.