Posts tagged ‘Craft Afrika’

Jumpstart Thursday: Big Branding for Small Business, Apr. 3 2014 @ Creatives Garage – Ngong Road

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Craft Afrika in collaboration with LONDONAIROBI.com and Biz Baz Events invites you to Jumpstart Thursday- the bi-monthly networking forum for craft makers.

See poster for details and please note the change of location from our usual meeting venue at Shalom House.

Due to limited space, registration through this link is a prerequisite>> http://bit.ly/1fCyhcW.

Please register to avoid being turned away.

March 27, 2014 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Craft Afrika’s Jumpstart Thursday: All About Craft Fairs, Feb. 20 2014 @ Shalom House

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This February 20th, 2-5pm at Shalom House, Craft Afrika will be talking all about craft fairs with the names behind the best of them in Nairobi:

- Kealleigh Bell- Ngong Racecourse Christmas Fair
- Caroline Mbindyo- Bizarre Bazaar Craft Festival
- Lynette Anderson- Nairobi Fashion Market
- Claire Niala- Waldorf Eco Fair

Take a break from work and come through to the ONLY such networking forum for crafters! Share ideas and information, exchange resources and learn from the best in the craft fair business.

PLUS we are giving you an opportunity to show and tell. If you have a product that you would like to get feedback on- this is your chance! Indeed, given how busy these four ladies are, this is an opportunity you DO NOT want to miss.

Register here for free

February 12, 2014 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

Event: Valentines Art Affair, Feb. 8 2014 @ Kuona Trust

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Kuona Trust is organising the first ever Valentines Art Affair featuring all our Kuona artists.

This one day sale is your perfect opportunity to buy an affordable art piece from your favorite artist as well as get that special person a gift they will treasure for a long time to come. Art is a way of expressing how we feel.
Show you’re loved how you feel this valentine by buying them an exceptional gift from our line-up of vendors who include Micheal Soi, Rift Valley Leather, Sidai Jewellery, Craft Afrika, Mali ya Mali, Wazawazi, Adorn Me and many more.

There will be various activities for one to join in such making of hand- made cards, order your portraits done by our skilled artists , purchase engraved glass from a master glass artist, have your photos taken by professionals in our one of a kind photo booth and get them custom framed.

Date: Saturday 8th February 2014
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 10 am – 4pm

Also, enjoy good music, food and drinks as you encounter a unique shopping experience.

February 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm Leave a comment

Call for Applications to the 2nd Cycle of Training- Craft Enterprise Incubation Program, by Jan. 31 2014

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Call for applications to the second cycle of training- Craft Enterprise Incubation Program [CEIP14].

The 12 week program – 19 March to 6 June 2014 – is specifically designed for the craft sector. It focuses on sharing knowledge, tools and networks that enable young designer-makers to create profitable craft enterprises.

The program also feature a mentorship component, access to micro loans through our partner Kiva and market linkages opportunities.

Every training cycle accepts only 10 students to allow for one on one interaction.
There are 5 partial scholarships worth 10,000Ksh each on offer through sponsorship by Biz Baz Events, organizers of the Bizarre Bazaar craft festival.

Application deadline is 31 January 2014 at midnight.

For more information about Craft Afrika and the program, visit our blog www.craftafrika.org or email craft@craftafrika.org

January 14, 2014 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

Short Courses in Craft & Design by Craft Afrika, Application by Aug. 19 2013

New Courses
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: craft@craftafrika.org and tel. +254 732 98 22 26

August 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm Leave a comment

Workshop: Know your Intellectual Property, May 18 2013 @ the NaiLab

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Know Ur IP is a workshop that is designed for Innovative, Creative and Cultural Businesses in Kenya

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
- KeCOBO

About
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.

May 17, 2013 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

Call for Application: Premier Incubation Program for Craft Makers & Designers, Until Nov. 30 2012


Craft Afrika invites applications to Kenya’s premier incubation program for craft makers and designers.

The 6 month Craft Enterprise Incubation Program (CEIP), starts January 2013 and will target an initial group of 15 craftpreneurs, who will undergo intensive one-on-one business training, networking and mentoring forums, market access services and access to INTEREST FREE LOANS that participants can apply for at any point during the training program.

The course will be undertaken at our offices at The GrowthHub, Cape Office Park, Ring Road, Kilimani.

Download the application forms here http://www.scribd.com/doc/112424207/CEIP-Application-Form.

Deadline for application is November 30, 2012

Contact person: Christine Gitau
Email: Craft@craftafrika.org
Blog: www.craftafrika.org
Face Book page: http://www.facebook.com/CraftAfrika
Mobile Number: 0732 982226 (office hours only)

November 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm Leave a comment

Craft Afrika: last Jumpstart Thursday of 2012, Nov. 1 2012 @ Growth Hub – Kilimani


Craft Afrika invites you to the last Jumpstart Thursday of 2012,

Date: November 1, 2012
Venue: Growth Hub, Kilimani
Time: 9 am-noon

There is a deeply entrenched notion that as a craft maker, you cannot make a decent living (remember the notorious question- is this all you do for a living?). And yet it isn’t necessarily true and we will prove it to you.

Join us for our 4th Jumpstart Thursday as we bust the myth of the “starving artist”. We will be talking about how to “Make Good Money from Your Craft”. Our Guest speaker, Zohra Baraka has been in the handicrafts business for over 20 years, has a turnover of over USD150, 000 PA (and that’s when sales are very low), is constantly showcasing at international trade shows and has developed a product that can only be described as A1.

She will be joined by Joan Karanja, former founding member of The Cooperation of Fair trade In Africa (COFTA) and Jacinta Kioko-Mwaura of Niro Collection.

AND the best part is, to allow as many of you to attend this business changing event, we are offering you an early Christmas Offer- buy 2 tickets for the price of one (1000Kshs).

October 22, 2012 at 11:32 am 2 comments


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