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Opportunity: Call for Gathering for Digital Art Exhibition 2015, Mar. 21 2015 @ iHub

iHub Call
iHub and Goethe Institut Kenya are collaborating in order to create a digital art exhibition for 2015.

Interested individuals on the above should attend to a gathering on;

Date: March 21, 2015
Venue: iHub – Bishop Magua Building 4th Floor
Time: 1-4 pm

March 14, 2015 at 12:04 pm Leave a comment

Slum Festival: Call for Entries, Until Jun. 30 2015 for 5th Slum Film Festival (Aug. 24-29 2015)

SFF
Call for Entries: Until June 30 2015

About
Slum Film Festival is the first ever film platform-featuring stories from slums, about slum realities and made by filmmakers from the slums in Africa – and beyond. It is a celebration of the creativity of filmmakers living and working in slums. It is also an opportunity to show a wide range of films within slum communities with limited or no access to cinema.

Find more info here

March 9, 2015 at 3:21 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity for Musicians: One Beat Fellowship, by Feb. 14 2015 @1beatmusic

One beat 15
OneBeat 2015 fellowships are now open until Saturday, February 14!

Requirements
– You should be aged between 19 and 35 years,
– Country: Kenya is an eligible country

Application portal: http://apply.1beat.org/

About
1 Beat is an initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with Found Sound Nation, OneBeat employs collaborative original music as a potent new form of cultural diplomacy.
OneBeat will bring 25 musicians from around the world to the U.S. for one month this fall to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement.

You are encouraged to apply. Past 1 beat fellows from Kenya are Muthoni DQ, Blinky Bill of Just a Band

January 20, 2015 at 3:37 pm Leave a comment

NMK National Heritage Art Competition for youth 18 – 25 years old: Room for Giants – Art for Change, by Nov. 7 2014

Ibuka: Room for Giants | Photo via NMK

Ibuka: Room for Giants | Photo via NMK

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.

PRIZES:
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 art@museums.or.ke

You can also talk to the curator of an NMK museum close to you for assistance.

October 12, 2014 at 4:58 pm 1 comment

Tribal Chic 2014 – Accepting Designer Applications, Until Oct. 15 2014 @ Tribe

Tribal Chic 2014

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 marketingassistant@tribehotel-kenya.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

September 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Manga Workshop: Part of the Anime Festival, Oct. 5 2014 @ Japan Cultural Centre / Embassy of Japan

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 jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp
Deadline for registration is Monday, 29th September 2014 at 4:00 pm.

September 26, 2014 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Kuona Trust Workshops in September and October 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Workshops
Kuona Trust is pleased to present to you in the following workshops taking place at the art’s center in the months of September and October.

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; info@kuonatrust.org or by calling 0721262326.

September 6, 2014 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

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