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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.

About
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 info@sautiyamtaa.com

Deadline to receive applications is 5th of September 2014

September 1, 2014 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

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 marketing@artofmusic.co.ke (+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;

Essential 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.

Additional Requirements
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

August 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

Submission: All Africa Music Award –AFRIMA, Until Jul. 5 2014

New Picture

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.

June 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm 1 comment

Opportunity/Call for Artists: Art Against Poverty, by Apr. 8 2014

Art Against Poverty A3
CEFA Kenya and Cultural Video Foundation are looking for artists interested in starting a 2 year journey that involves training, enhancing their visibility skills and marketing their art.

The Categories are;

1. Visual Arts
2. Music
3. Dance
4. Performing Arts
5. Literary Art
6. Art Therapy
7. Art Teaching

Call for Artists
Deadline for filling an application: April 8, 2014

How to Apply
Send 3 samples of your work, CV & motivational letter

Application Drop off Points
1. Physical Drop off Points: Italian Institute of Culture – Westlands, Goethe Institut Nairobi, Alliance Francaise
2. Soft Copy: artagainstpoverty@cefakenya.com

Terms & Conditions: To apply you should be 18-35 years old and based in Nairobi

Download the poster here CALL FOR ARTISTS

March 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm 1 comment

A Call to Visual Artists by Feb. 21 2014: Beautiful Delivery – Making Pumwani Hospital a place of Healing & Joy

A Call to Visual Artists to give to a coming generation of Kenyans

Beautiful Delivery – Making Pumwani Hospital a place of Healing and Joy Project

Deadline is February 21, 2014.

Background
Pumwani Hospital is an Obstetric and Referral Hospital for delivery of expectant mothers in Nairobi, and adjoining districts. Pumwani also caters to HIV+ mothers through its PMTCT program. Daily normal deliveries are 50 – 100, and Cesarean Sections are 10 – 15. It is the largest maternity hospital in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Artwork in hospitals can serve as a positive distraction for what the patient is experiencing. It is the ultimate way to demonstrate the healing power of art and its utility beyond aesthetics.

In 2004, a clinical study* showed that placing original artworks within the healthcare environment had the following benefits:

- Reduction in levels of anxiety, stress and depression
– Reduction in patients’ length of stay within the hospital
– Reduction in the use of some medications
– Increase in staff morale

*Public Art in Health Spaces

The Situation
Pumwani’s hospital walls are stark and drab, with images from posters of dying and deformed babies, mostly information NGOs that still practice shock advertisement to push mothers to bring children for immunization etc.

The walls at the Antenatal Clinic were recently repainted by Google. The new walls remain empty and for the women who bring the children there, the clinic is dreary and uninspiring.

The garden where relatives of women in labour (often husbands) and mothers-to-be await the arrival of their babies, is also devoid of any benches or works to both heal and inspire.

The mothers who attend the PMTCT program come with young children who have nowhere to play.

It is not right that only hospitals that have a budget to commission artists should access art. Four artists from Kuona Trust have come together to create scultpures for the garden, a stained glass window panel, a see-saw for the children and art pieces for the antenatal clinic.

There are still alot more opportunities to push the healing properties of art within this public space – to a population that might not otherwise have access to contemporary art.

Where do you come in

Do you have any art pieces that you would like to donate to Pumwani Hospital?
All the artwork must be for the benefit of the community; images that inspire and uplift – around the themes of both or one of the following: giving life through birth children

Deadline is February 21, 2014.

If you are interested and would like to participate in this loving gesture, please contact Wambui Kamiru at: wambui.kamiru@gmail.com

February 15, 2014 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity/Call for Applications: Film Critic & Journalism Workshop, by Feb. 9 2014 for Mar. 31 to Apr. 11 2014

The producers of the ONE FINE DAY FILM Workshops (NAIROBI HALF LIFE, SOMETHING NECESSARY, SOUL BOY) will be running a Film Critic workshop in Nairobi.

For those interested find the application link here. // OFDF Film Critic Application

NB: Applications close on February 9, 2014

January 22, 2014 at 8:50 am Leave a comment

Call for Artistic Expression: Manjano [Nairobi County Arts Exhibition 2014], Feb. 11 2014 @ GoDown Art Centre

Manjano

January 22, 2014 at 8:43 am Leave a comment

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