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NMK National Heritage Art Competition for youth 18 – 25 years old: Room for Giants – Art for Change, by Nov. 7 2014
Are you 18 – 25 years old?
Are you creative and innovative?
And are you ready to share your talent for a worthy cause?
Then Wild Life Africa (WLA) and the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) are collaborating with Ibuka and Maller Market ltd to give you an opportunity to help promote the role of art in enhancing wildlife conservation awareness.
And how do we propose that you do this? By participating in the NMKNational Heritage Art Competition for youth 18 – 25 years old whose 2014 theme is “Room for Giants: Art for Change” and donating your winning piece to raise funds for the conservation of wildlife.
Participation is encouraged from artists living in all regions in Kenya. The artwork must address conservation of wildlife. All submitted artworks will go through a panel of judges and only forty (40) artworks will be selected for the national competition and exhibition. The Gala will be held at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club in December 2014. The artworks will then move to Nairobi National Museum for a two months exhibition.
The grand prize is a fully sponsored world class experience of Kenya’s rich natural heritage in a top wildlife destination where the winner will spend quality time with an internationally renowned artist in a 2 weeks personalized art apprenticeship program; a unique combination of fun, heritage and art!
If you are interested in participating in this competition please read the concept and details below:
THE CONCEPT: “Room for Giants: Art for Change”
Room for Giants: Room for giants refers to the opportunity the project is providing for the conservation of Kenya’s magnificent wildlife. It also refers to the opportunity this project is providing today’s young artists as they forge their way to becoming tomorrow’s Masters.
Art for change: How can an artist use his creativity to create change in our society? Art for change is based on the principle of providing artists an opportunity to give back to the community. The project aims to use art to create positive change in the way we address conservation matters.
RULES FOR ENTRY:
• The artist is free to capture any aspect of conservation of wildlife in his or her best way using visual arts.
• Open to Kenyan youth between 18 – 25yrs old
• Size of work should range between 50cm x 50m and 100cm x 100cm
• Artist is free to use any material of choice that is durable and easy to transport
• Paintings on canvas should be stretched or framed, paintings on paper should be framed
• You should submit your art to Nairobi National Museums or any of these museums: Karen Blixen Museum, Fort Jesus Museum, Kisumu Museum, Kitale Museum, Wajir Museum, Nyeri Museum and Kenyatta House Maralal.
• Deadline for submissions 7th November 2014. Submissions made after this date will be disqualified.
• Artworks that do not adhere to the theme and concept will be disqualified.
• Selected artworks will not be returned to the artists and will be sold during the gala night to raise funds for the conservation of wildlife.
• The following details should be submitted with the artwork (stick the information at the back of the artwork):
o Full name of the artist, telephone contact, postal address and email
o A brief write up about you.
o Title of the art work, and a description of maximum 100 words.
o Medium used (state whether you have used oil paint, water colour, stone, wood etc)
o Indicate that the artwork is for Room for Giants: Art for Change competition and Exhibition 2014
All participants will receive certificates of participation.
1st Prize: a fully sponsored world class experience of Kenya’s rich natural heritage in a top wildlife destination where the winner will spend quality time with an internationally renowned artist in a 2 weeks personalized art apprenticeship program.
2nd Prize: A tour to Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve on the Kenyan Coast, the largest stretch of coastal dry forest remaining in Eastern Africa and the second in Africa in birdlife conservation. This package includes visits to artists’ studios, galleries and museums in the coast region.
3rd Prize: A voucher of Kes 50,000 to purchase art materials
All the 40 young artists who will be selected for the national competition will also participate in an artist’s residency that will be facilitated by a team of East Africa’s top professional artists. The residency will happen at the end of the project and is aimed at providing the artists with a great opportunity for exposure and learning.
For more information contact any of the following:
• Ibuka on Tel 0714 169696 or 0775 241578. (browse https://www.facebook.com/ibukacommunity)
• The Art curator NMK on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also talk to the curator of an NMK museum close to you for assistance.
Are you a fashion designer?
If the answer to this question is yes then you need to send in your application today [if you are interested in participating in Tribal Chic 2014]
The organizers of this fashion event are accepting designer applications till October 15th 2014.
What you need it to e-mail to email@example.com with your portfolio. The organizers will then get back to you with the application details.
All the best!
View photo’s from Tribal Chic 2013 on pinterest
The details of the Manga Workshop are as follows:
Date: Sunday, 5th October 2014
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Japan Information and Culture Centre (Embassy of Japan)
NB: Participants of this session are required to have drawing skills and the session itself will involve art work. Hence, those who have an interest in art are encouraged to register.
Materials to be used during the Manga Workshop will be provided. So as to get the most out of this session, be there on time.
To register for the Manga Workshop, email your full official name, phone number and ID Number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for registration is Monday, 29th September 2014 at 4:00 pm.
Joe Lukhovi, John Silver and Tonney Mugo will be taking you through the Photography, Print Making and Glass Making classes respectively.
See below details on charges and time schedules;
Print Making Workshop by artist John Silver
Dates: 17th Sept- 19th Sept 2014
Timings: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
Charges: 3,000/= per person for the 3 days
Venue: Kuona Trust
Lunch shall be provided
Photography Workshop with Joel Lukhovi (Digital photography, Beginners class)
Dates: 20th Sept, 27th Sept, 4th Oct, 11th Oct 2014
Timings: 9.00 am- 1.00 pm
Charges: 4,000/= per person for the 4 days
Venue: Kuona Trust
Bring your own camera.
Tiffany: Glass Making Workshop with Tonney Mugo
Dates: 13th Oct- 17th Oct 2014
Timings: 10 am – 1.00 pm
Charges: 7,500/= for the 5 days
Venue: Kuona Trust
Interested participants to RSVP through email; email@example.com or by calling 0721262326.
Opportunity for Journalists, Writers and Photographers: Call for Citizen Journalists – Sauti ya Mtaa by Sept. 5 2014
An exciting new project dubbed Sauti ya Mtaa is calling on enthusiastic writers, journalists and photo or video journalists to express their interest by applying to be a member.
Sauti ya Mtaa is a project hosted at PAWA254, and funded by Making All Voices Count (MAVC), meant to highlight the fascinating stories about Nairobi’s slums and its neighborhoods which do not always get covered in the media.
Through this project, a strong network of citizen journalists will be built around Nairobi’s slums, with two different hubs located in Kibera and Kariobangi where journalists will have a free space to network and file their stories.
The project will also include training’s on journalism and a web platform where the citizen journalists will submit their stories and be remunerated.
Potential citizen journalists include journalists, writers and photographers.
How to Participate in this Project
Interested citizen journalists across the city should submit their curriculum vitas, cover letter and samples of written work for consideration.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to receive applications is 5th of September 2014
Opportunity: National Youth Orchestra of Kenya Invites New Applications, Applications Should be Sent by Sept. 1 2014
The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya invites new applications from young musicians aged 13 to 20 who can demonstrate commitment to music and leadership potential.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday 1st September 2014. Selected Applicants may be called to audition at Strathmore University in Nairobi on 6th or 7th September 2014. Previous applicants are allowed to re-apply if they had previously applied and auditioned before December 2013.
Full details and application forms are available from email@example.com (+254 728 814703).
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE KNYO?
Anyone under the age of 20 can participate in the KNYO as long as they meet the following requirements;
1. Anyone aged 20 and under as at December 2014.
2. Citizens or resident in Kenya and planning to remain in Kenya for a minimum of two years from January 2015.
3. Committed to the purpose of forming a national group representing Kenyan youth, and wholly sympathetic with its aims and challenges.
4. Have previous experience in music performance
5. Able to commit adequate time for attendance at KNYO courses and to regular music practice
6. Provide a reference from their music teacher.
1. Able to play chosen instrument* at a high technical level
2. Able to read music at a high level
3. Have music theory knowledge
4. Own or have regular access to their chosen instrument*
5. *Chosen instrument can be any of the following:
Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, cornet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, orchestral percussion, violin, viola, cello or double bass
Are You a Gifted African Artist?
Calling on Artists, Songwriters, Video Directors, Music Producers, Music Journalists and Unrecorded Artists to Submit Entries
To celebrate the rich Musical heritage of Africa and her talented Artists for the economic growth of the Continent, the International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), has opened the Submission of Entries for musical works across Africa for the 2014 edition.
Entries are currently open up to 5th July 2014 and Music Industry Professionals of African origin, living either on the Continent or Abroad, are Eligible to enter for the Awards. Works to be submitted must be Released during the Year under review –31st May 2013 to 4th July 2014.
Detailed information about Eligibility and the Format of Submission is available on the AFRIMA website.