Global Carnival Centre is pleased to have been involved with the successful SBK Collaborative project directed by founder and peace bulider Sarafina Bibi Kantaria in Isiolo Kenya. The Collaborative project seeks to promote a vision for artists as peace builders. Projects focus on collaboration and the experimental application of the arts to help build resilience in minority communities. More info on the SBK Blog .
Click below to see the project delivered February 2014
The first part of the collaborative project "Muungamo Kibao" (Our Extraordinary Responsibilty) involved GCC Executive DirectorPax Nindi, SBK Collaborative founding Director Sarafina and five artists listed below:
Sarafina with Pepo La Tumaini Jangwani founder Khadija Omar Rama
Sarafina Bibi Kantaria - SBK Collaborative founder and peace bulider
Consultant/FacilitatorPax Nindi FRSA-Global Carnival Centre Chief Executive
Hanny Ahern-Interdisciplinary Artist (New York USA)
Lionel Garang - Graffit Artist and Sculptor (Nairobi Kenya)
Scott Moody Videographert (New York USA)
Joel Lukhovi - Photographer and Creative Writer (Nairobi Kenya)
Boyd Hill - Community based Visual artist (London UK)
This collaborative arts project aims to explore how through the collaboration of Kenyan and International artists we can develop an effective contribution to the field of peace building.
The project targets artists with an interest in social change, enthusiastic about developing a vision for artists as change agents. SBK will run workshops to facilitate a collective process of developing this vision through the arts.
Artists will learn how to work effectively as a group with increased flexibility in using different artistic disciplines when working with communities and non - artists. The focus is on creating the right circumstances for things to emerge and for the artists and the community to take ownership of the collective and shape the direction through periodic gatherings and workshops.
In the current project Pax will present a talk to the community, school children and artists on carnival arts followed by workshops which will culminate in a community carnival project with Pepo La Tumaini Jangwani (PLTJ) in Isiolo ending with a mini procession in the village. The project will be live streamed in March as part of a Global Carnival Showcase between Trinidad, Brazil, Venice, Kenya and the UK.
SBK Collaborative Documentary
A film will be made for public show and exhibition aiming to increase the exposure for the artists and the Tumaini community by Scoott Moody, a New York film maker who is part of the residency. The documentary will create a platform for discourse around the role of arts and social change in Kenya.
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