Posts filed under ‘Workshop’
This is a workshop that aims to provide basic skills to professionalize an artist’s practice. The workshop shall run through three intense sessions and will be instructed by artist in residence Josefina Muñoz. Participants will be taken through different alternatives to present a portfolio, resume, cover letter and artist statement. With these elements we will then revise how to apply for grants, scholarships, shows, and international artist in residence programs.
A list of online resources will be given for further research, along with relevant samples for reference. Each student will be requested to find and prepare a real ongoing submission thereafter. Through group evaluation we will discuss the proposals and refine them for final submission.
Participants are requested to carry their current portfolios.
The workshop will explore the history of performance art as it is known today by the global art world. This will include the performances of early Futurism, Dada and Surrealism, Bauhaus and performance since 1968. We will also discuss questions such as ‘what is performance?’ and ‘what is performativity?’
Dates: January 21-25, 2013
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 9.30 am -1.00 pm
Charges: Ksh 500 per day (Inclusive lunch& materials)
RSVP on 0721262326/0733742752
No previous knowledge of performance art is required
Dates: 19th- 22nd November 2013
Time: 9.30 am -1.00 pm
Charges: Ksh 1000 per day (Inclusive lunch& materials)
RSVP on 0721262326/0733742752
This workshop develops the connection between the movements of African Dance and the percussion of traditional Kenyan rhythms.
Find more info here
Kofi Awoonor Tribute Lecture
11.00am – 12.15pm| Louis leakey Auditorium
Founding editor of Kwani?, Caine Prize Winner and author of ‘One Day I Will Write About This Place’, Binyavanga Wainaina honours the late great Ghanaian Writer, Kofi Awoonor.
In Partnership with Kwani Trust
Community Policing and Online Activism: Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
11.00am – 12.15pm|Ampitheatre
Kenya: We are one… or are we? Join this engaging discussion on communities’ reactions and its effects on cohesion, segregation and shaping identity. How much have you done or given to secure the welfare of your community?
In Partnership with UP Magazine
Blogging In Kenya
12.45- 2.30pm|Louis Leakey Auditorium
Join David Mugo (BAKE Kenyan Blog of the Year: niaje.com), Njeri Wangari (POWO and kenyanpoet.com),Jackson Biko (BAKE Creative Writing Winner: bikozulu.co.ke) and Emmie Kio (Tracking The Agricultural Scent: http://emmiekio.blogspot.com) as they talk to Robert Kunga of the Bloggers’ Association of Kenya about their passions online and off.
In partnership with the Bloggers Association of Kenya
Real Life Events Inspire Fiction
12.45pm -2.00pm| Ampitheatre
Authors Kinyanjui Kombani (The Last Villains of Molo) and Richard Crompton (The Honey Guide) both set their novels against a backdrop of real life events – the Molo tribal clashes of 1992 and the electoral violence of 2007.
What are the issues and ethics of incorporating real-life events into fiction? How does reality work in a narrative context? And does there need to be a certain distance, in time or space, between the events described and the decision to create a work of fiction about them? Can novelists tell a greater truth about real events than journalists or historians are capable of? Or are they exploiting human tragedy for the sake of entertainment?
Disrupting Sanitised History: The ICC Witness Project
2.30pm – 3.45pm | Louis Leakey Auditorium
Powerful readings from ‘Their Justice Shall Be Our Justice: A Dialogue on the ICC Witness Project’, which originally appeared in The New Inquiry. The ICC Witness Project is a collaboration between Kenyan poets to imagine and amplify the voices of some of the missing witnesses for the ICC trial, to make sure the victims and survivors of the post-election violence that rocked Kenya in 2008 are not forgotten.
Mshai Mwangola with thanks to the New Inquiry
Drumbeats on Mobile
2:30pm – 3:45pm | Amphitheatre
Following the steamy launch of the Drumbeats Romance series at the Storymoja Hay Festival, where sexologist Getrude Mungai unveiled the secret territory before the point of no return… we invite you to join this second installation of Drumbeats on Mobile. Light the flame of East African love, and download Drumbeat stories on your mobile phone.
Art and Activism
4:15pm – 5:30pm | Louis Leakey Auditorium
Patrick Gathara is one of Kenya’s bravest cartoonists, whose blog is a must read – gathara.blogspot.com. He is joined by Kenyan performance scholar and renowned storyteller, Mshai Mwangola who is also the former chairperson of the Governing Council of the Kenya Cultural Centre in a discussion on transforming society through art.
2013/2014 Fire by Ten touring show
4:15pm – 5:30pm |Amphitheatre¬
The Th¬eatre Company’s exciting theatrical show is based on the thrills, temptations, desires and fears of Kenyan Athletes ‘Kimbia’ is a strong inter-disciplinary production that combines theatre, music, dance, and multimedia. Join Cajetan Boy, Joseph Murungu, Edward Nthiga, Joseph Gichinga and Ogutu Muraya- ¬The Th¬eatre Company’s Performance Lab
Pawa 254 invites you to a Citizen Journalism workshop.
Date: 19th September, 2013
Venue: Milele Beach Hotel, North Coast
Time: 9am to 5pm
-The Code of Conduct and Practice of Journalism in Kenya.
-The art of news gathering
-Getting the most from an interview
-Noticing things that others miss
-What it takes to be a good sports reporter
Apply now! Limited slots available, send your RSVP to email@example.com together with your resume and brief profile of why you think the workshop will be beneficial to you.
For more information call +254 721 956 552
Venue: Ngong Racecourse
Time: 11am-6 pm
Entry: Adults Kshs 550| Kids Kshs 350 & Kids below 3 years free
Kiting is considered to be a high energy, family event that originated from China, one of the greatest kiting destinations. The kiting culture has spread across the world and attracts kite flyers and kite enthusiasts from every corner for a day of kites and family fun. Original handmade art kites, giant creature kites, kites trains, fighter kites, stunt kites and kite buggies fill the air over an open field.
The first Kite Building Workshop was held in August 2012; a one day workshop where kids and adults alike were taught how to make their own kites as well as learned how to fly them.
Due to public demand we’re doing it again only this time bigger and better. Come build your very own kite with us and learn how to fly a kite like one of the pros!
For more information on this event contact: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 0737619473/20 2072945
Presentation by Gerard Gerold and moderated by Thierry Vircoulon and Musembayi Katumanga
After running a successful 6 month training program for craftpreneurs, Craft Afrika has recently introduced short courses in craft and design.
Classes start 22nd August 2013 and run both daytime and evening. Course fees start from 2500 KShs and will be conducted at Shalom House, St. Daniel Comboni road, off Ngong road.
For more details about course content, rates and benefits, visit www.craftafrika.org
Deadline for applications is August 19, 2013
Contact email: email@example.com and tel. +254 732 98 22 26
Date: Thursday 27 June 2013
Time: 2 – 5 pm
Entry: Prior RSVP
Since it declared independence in 1991, Somaliland has worked to develop a system of multi-party democracy. The result is a relatively complex but home-grown set of political arrangements, providing concessions to and incorporating different interest groups.
The most recent test of Somaliland’s commitment to democratic development came on 28 November 2012, when Somalilanders went to the polls to elect local councillors. The elections were monitored by hundreds of local and international observers who described them as largely peaceful and fair.
There is much to be learned from the process to further strengthen the democratisation of Somaliland. The lack of voter registration led to confusion, voter education was rushed, and legal frameworks need to be updated and clarified. While women’s representation increased by 400%, they achieved only ten of the 375 councillor positions.
In April 2013, Saferworld and the Somaliland Non State Actors Forum (SONSAF) released a report by the local election observers – Somalilanders Speak: Lessons from the 2012 local elections. The report provides a synthesis and analysis of civil society organisations’ observations and highlights the ways in which the electoral procedures and democratisation of Somaliland can be further strengthened.
The Rift Valley Institute Nairobi Forum and Saferworld are pleased to invite you on 27 June to a discussion on the lessons learned from the electoral process and on future prospects for democracy in Somaliland.
Dates: June 19, 2013 to June 23, 2013
Venue: BC Nairobi
For more info visit: Kwani?
Kwani Trust and British Council Kenya will collaborate with Granta UK to host a week of literary events in Nairobi between 19th-23rd June 2013. The joint literary programming week will include a launch of the latest Granta issue, ‘Best of Young British Novelists 4’; a three-day fiction-writing workshop; a lecture by the visiting writers from Granta, UK-based Somali Writer, Nadifa Mohamed and British Writer Adam Foulds, at Daystar University; and a 2013 elections evening symposium based on related work by Kwani Trust.
15 selected emerging Kenyan writers will join visiting writers from Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi and Nigeria for the workshop and other literary events.
Regional British Council offices have partnered with literary organisations from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda to select a writer from each of the countries to attend the fiction workshop, along with a corresponding Literature Programmers’ workshop with participants from the countries above.
Date: May 18, 2013
Venue: NaiLab, Bishop Magua Building 4th Floor
Location: opposite Uchumi Ngong Road
Entry: Kshs 500 (inclusive of reading material)
The all day workshop will be facilitated at NaiLab (Bishop Magua Bldg) by IP Checkin, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law
- CiPIT and Kenya Copyright Board
This workshop will cover more than Copyright, Infringement, Protecting your IP, Agreements, Rights and the different ways you can make a living off your Intellectual Property.
with the proud support of Creatives Garage, BAKE, POWO, Craft Afrika, PAWA254 and Arterial Network.
The Kenya Conservatoire of Music is pleased to invite you to a series of workshops and concerts hosted by Singers of United Lands which is a unique quartet of four professional young adult singers each from a different country/continent!
Details of public concerts and workshops;
Sunday 28th April at 3pm – Braeburn Theatre, Gitanga Road
Wednesday 1st May at 4pm – The Kenya Conservatoire of Music, Ballet Studio
Saturday 11th May at 6:30pm – Distant Relatives, Kilifi
Thursday 16th May at 6:30pm – The National Museums of Kenya, Louis Leakey Auditorium
Wednesday May 1st 2013 at 2pm at the Kenya Conservatoire of Music Ballet Studio
Monday 22nd April 2013 through Thursday 16th May 2013 at several venues across the country.
Contact: E. Kirima Programmes Coordinator on 0720 96 22 88 / 0737 22 79 03
Please visit www.conservatoire.co.ke/soul for more details
Robert Sturman reveals all of his secrets about how to make powerful, poetic images celebrating the beautiful art of yoga.
Aspiring yoga models and yogis learn what it takes to get great pictures. Photography enthusiasts learn about composition, balance, integrating the pose with the surrounding environment, cool phone apps and much more.
In this workshop you can be the photographer, model, artist, muse of all of the above. Bring your camera, phone, questions and curiosity.
Most of the workshop will take place in the Africa Yoga Project Shine Center located at Diamond Plaza on the 4th floor. In the 2nd half, we will stroll nearby streets in the surrounding Parklands neighborhood and catch natural light to create a few masterpieces. Anyone who wants to model can. Everyone can shoot. One thing’s for sure, everyone will walk away with great pictures- www.robertsturmanstudios.com and africayogaproject.org.
A sculpting tutorial and demonstration of contemporary Nigerian sculpting methods instructed by Phillips Nzekwe
Dates: January 16 – 21, 2013
Venue: Kuona Trust Centre for the Visual Arts
Time: 10 am-4 pm daily
Location: Denis Pritt Rd, Hurlingham
Registration fee is Ksh 500-booking by ADVANCE PAYMENTS only.
Contacts: 0720121277 RSVP before January 15, 2013 [Mpesa accepted]
Nzekwe uses a variety of materials including gravel and sawdust to produce a series of sculptures that aim at creating a link between our past, present and future through an exploration of the formal elements.
Workshop materials and lunch included in workshop fee.
Join Pawa254 for an afternoon of workshops designed for the active Kenyan youth and creative. Learn about tools and strategies to achieve social and political change, using your creative skills.
Experts will discuss political social media strategy, digital content production, information visualization, grassroots organizing strategy, and creative activism, from music and video, to Facebook and one-on-ones.
Date: January 9, 2013
Venue: Pawa254, State House area
Time: 12:30 – 4:30pm
Entry: Prior Reservation [firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Ahmad, Sudanese activist and artist, Girifna
- Natalie Finstad, Community Organiser and Trainer, Marshall Ganz leadership tradition
- Sam Drzymala, DC political strategist, recent projects include BindersFullofWomen.com
- Anant Bhardwaj, VoiceX civic SMS platform developer and data visualisation expert
- Riche Zamor, political and social media strategist, many contexts
-Tactical Tech Collective, global experts in tech design and information visualisation for activism
… and shorter presentations by data visualisation and civic engagement technology experts
- Best practices in social media for political and civic purposes
- Effective campaigns and creative tactics
- Managing and mobilising a social media community
- Content: what goes viral and why, how to release, how to engage people
- How to create engaging visuals of news and civic information
Festival Dates: December 9 -16, 2012
Events Line Up: Public Lectures, Writers in conversation, Readings, Performances, Art Exhibitions, Film Screenings
Venues: various venues – Kifaru Gardens, Kwani? Garden, National Museum,
University of Nairobi, Goethe Institut, Kuona Trust, Habesha, Kibera, KICC Helipad, Eastleigh, South B [map below]
Update: All the events scheduled to take place at University of Nairobi have been moved to the National Museum
Focus: Stories of the Horn of Africa with participating Countries – Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan & Kenya
Some of the writers confirmed for the festival are: Hadraawi – Somalia, Warsan Shire – Somalia, Sayadin Hersi – Somalia, Awes Osman – Somalia, Said Juma Hussein – Somalia, Chehem Watta – Djibouti, Meaza Worku – Ethiopia, Jamal Mahjoub – Sudan, Alemseged Tesfai – Eritrea, Nawal El Saadawi – Egypt, Kojo Laing – Ghana, Helon Habila – Nigeria, Deqa Abshir – Somalia/Kenya, Fawaz El Said – Sudan, Yassir Ali – Sudan, Altayeb Daw Elbeit – Sudan, Ermais Ekube – Ethiopia
A Snap Shot of the Programme
Date: December 9, 2012
Venue: Kifaru Gardens
Time: 2-10 pm
Music by: Waayaha Cusub and Kato& Band
DJ Set by: DJ Zelalem
Date: December 10, 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nairobi, Monrovia Street
Time: 2.30 – 8 pm
Date: December 11, 2012
University of Nairobi National Museum
Time: 2– 7 pm
Date: December 12, 2012
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum
Time: 2.30-8 pm
Date: December 13, 2012
Venues: Hotel Intercontinental,
Taifa Hall (University of Nairobi) & Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum
Time: 2.30– 7.30 pm
Date: December 14, 2012
Venues: Louis Leakey Auditorium (National Museum) & Kuona Trust
Date: December 15, 2012
Venues: Louis Leakey Auditorium (National Museum) & KICC Helipad
Entry: Free (National Museum)
Entry: Ksh 1,000 (KICC Helipad)
The Kwani? Literary Festival is organised by Kwani Trust on a biennial basis where the literary leaders of Kenya, enriched with visiting writers from around the world, turn their attention to one salient subject and explore it through the lenses of the continent’s past, present and emerging literatures. In 2012, the Litfest will focus on several geopolitical trends and shifts in Kenya’s immediate north to host literary conversations with the Horn of Africa.
It thus aims to act as a platform where the story of the Horn of Africa can be told, to an extent, not taking the political crisis narrative as the only story that exists.
Additionally, the pan-African exchange programme of Goethe-Institut Moving Africa will bring a further eight African writers to Nairobi.
On 8th Of December 2012 The Kenya Copyright Board, Maisha Yetu (Kenya) and PAYT & Dextraw Studio (South Africa) will organize a training for artists in the audio visual category at the Sarakasi Dome. The event kicks off from 11am to 2pm. Kenya’s renown Hiphop artist Mwafrika will be the main artist presenting at the Haki za msanii workshop. Mwafrika will be presenting on his experience as a TV producer exhibiting productions never seen on TV before. Mwafrika currently a presenter on the TV show Raiyaa will engage the audience on TV production and why he uses comedy to pass social messages.
If you are an artist or art lover and would like to interact with peers from East and Southern Africa this is a forum where you could build your networks and learn more about Intellectual propertly laws. You will also engage with legal representatives from the Kenya Copyright Board.
For more information, visit Maisha Yetu’s website.
Pawa 254 invites you to a Photography workshop from 28th- 30th November 2012, from 0930-1330 HRS at Pawa 254 hub in Nairobi.
Introduction to photography
History of Photography and history of film
Film vs. Digital
Types of Photography
How to identify your talent in photography
Basic understanding of cameras
Types of cameras
Techniques and rules of photography
Picture framing and composition
Exposures and shutter speed
Camera Settings (shutter priority, aperture priority, manual, and auto settings)
How to market your work
PS: Come with your camera.
If you are interested in attending the event, kindly send an e-mail to email@example.com with your name and an expression of interest.
The workshop is free.
There are LIMITED slots available thus get your application in as soon as possible
Stone Art Exhibition: Peace & Harmony for All through Art in Stone, Nov. 16-30 2012 @ Nairobi Railways Museum
Design Power Consultants are organizing the 1st & 2nd editions of the “African Stones Talk: International Stone Sculpture Symposium”
Opening Date: Friday 16th November, 2012
Venue: Nairobi Railway Museum Art Gallery, near Nairobi Railway Station
Time: 2-4 pm
The Symposia were attended by: Artists / Scholars & Cultural Practitioners from Ghana, Uganda, USA, UK, South Korea, Bulgaria, India, South Africa, Egypt & Kenya
Special Features: Live demonstrations of traditional Kisii stone carving techniques. Ancient Kisii Rock Art Heritage, Traditional Music & Dance, Poetry, Christmas and Souvenir Gift Items on sale
Carry a camera
Pawa254 invites you to a citizen Journalism training workshop from 14th-16th November 2012 from 0900hrs-1300hrs at PAWA254 hub in Nairobi.
Day One will give participants an overview of the Journalism Code, Day Two will cover fundamental ethical topics in detail and Day Three will cover in detail all aspects of professional reporting under the title of Accuracy and Fairness.
At the end of this training, participants are expected to write or record stories that deeply observe all tenets of professionalism in journalism.
If you are interested in attending the event, kindly send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and an expression of interest before 1500hrs on Monday November 12, 2012. The training is free.
There are LIMITED slots available thus get your application in as soon as possible.
Kuona Trust invites you to a workshop:Introduction to Colour Printing with artist John Silver.
What is Colour printing?
Colour printing is the reproduction of an image or text in color.In this particular workshop participants wil be taught how to make colour prints using the colour reduction process from a wood cut surface.
ABOUT JOHN SILVER
John Silver is a self-taught Kenyan artist whose prints have a dream-like quality, full of color, texture and fantasy. His Wood cuts and paintings have found their way to several institutions, among them the Victoria and Albert Collection in London and Prince Anderrz Emmt De Lilia in Longhouse Collection in Canada.
Date: November 13-16, 2012
Time: 10 am – 3 pm Daily
Location: Kuona Trust Art Centre
Fee: Kshs 1000 Call 0720121277 to reserve a place before November 17, 2012
Booking is by advance payment ONLY. MPESA accepted.
Workshop materials and lunch included in workshop fee.
Training opportunity: digital creative media. Fully funded training opportunity for youth interested in digital creative media!
GESCI is launching an innovative training program focused on the development of digital creative media skills, together with a team of tutors from Nairobi and the Irish School of Animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education. The training program runs for three months and covers four areas of digital media production: * Animation * Graphical design * Development of games and mobile apps * Creative sound production
Course dates: 1st of November 2012 – 8th of February 2013 Deadline for applications: 25th of October 2012
Anthony Wanjau comes from an artistic family whose patron is pioneer Kenyan sculptor, Samuel Wanjau. He has had great influence from his elder brother Jackson Wanjau, a reputable and renowned contemporary sculptor artist.
Stone Sculpting Workshop
Date: 22ND – 31ST OCTOBER 2012
Time: 11AM – 4PM DAILY
Location: KUONA TRUST ART CENTRE
Fee: 1000 shillings only, for the full workshop!!
CALL 0720121277 TO RESERVE A PLACE BEFORE
THURSDAY 18th October 2012
Booking is by ADVANCE PAYMENTS only.
Workshop materials and lunch included in workshop fee.
The Portfolio Review is on 19th October 2012 from 5pm at PAWA Hub (http://pawa254.org/index.php/map-location)
This is October’s line-up for the event:
Fashion designer: Manciny Migwi
Producer: Daisy Busolo of wholesome Entertainment
Actor: Gerald Lingiri (actors.co.ke)
Digital Artist: Feysal Nair
Farmer: Lydia Wahito of tunda (www.facebook.com/tundakenya)