The Jukumu Series: Creating Beyond Entertainment Volume 1 is part of systematic search for understating the roles that the arts, culture and media play in social change. It is part of a of the implementation of the Jukumu Project, funded by Forum CIV through the Wajibu Wetu Programme (WWP). The overall objective of the Project is to undertake advocacy for arts, culture and media to enhance human rights, democracy and gender equality in Kenya. It involves process documentation to capture the activities and key lessons of arts, culture and media organizations and other conventional civil society organizations funded under WWP for the advancement of human rights, democracy and gender equality in Kenya.

The project sought to identify key threads and document the stories about project activities, share the experiences of the journey implementing the projects and highlight lessons learned by implementing partners and funding organizations. It is hoped that the stories will situate creative arts and progressive media in the agenda of social change in Kenya by raising awareness, generating discussions, igniting action, and advancing advocacy engagements for human rights, addressing extrajudicial killings, countering violent extremism, entrenching gender equality and deepening democratic practices. WWP seeks to enhance civic consciousness and contribute to social and political change in the areas of democracy, human rights and gender equality in Kenya.

It supports media, cultural and gender-focused civil society organizations utilizing music, traditional and new media, artivism (art for activism), cultural festivals, documentaries, and investigative journalism amongst other forms of creative expression to empower right holders and deepen democracy, strengthen inclusive citizen participation in public affairs, accountability in service delivery, and anchoring gender mainstreaming in the governance agenda in Kenya. By documenting the activities of the funded projects, the study builds a body of knowledge on innovative advocacy over these matters and shows how the arts, culture and media can be effectively marshaled.

The documentation is well grounded because although the WWP has been operational since 2015, the inner story of how its projects have been implemented and are changing lives has not been told in a holistic manner. It is important to document how and to what effect these projects have influenced policies and the behavior of individuals, communities and institutions with regard to human rights, democratic practice and gender equity. The project has drawn conclusions, lessons learnt and recommendations on investing in arts, culture and media organizations for social change.


Short films from Africa

DocuBox is looking for short films from Africa for their Halloween edition of Shorts, Shorts & Shots in October. Do you have a completed short film that is in line with our Halloween theme? Send them an email over at screenings@mydocubox.org Deadline: 24 September 2021.

The Search for the greatest Creative talents.

A project of the Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI), in partnership with the European Union 🇪🇺

Are you a talented model, fashion designer or performing artist?  Do you live in Kenya? 

Project X aims to celebrate identity and support socio-economic development in participating countries by investing in the human capital of cultural and creative sectors through an exhibition, networking, entrepreneurship training, and empowerment capacities. project X is on the search for the greatest creative talent across the continent. Young creatives will get a chance to grow their talent and skills setting them up to take their rightful place on the global creative stage!

This project is for young creatives aged 18-35 in the following categories: MODELING, FASHION DESIGN, and PERFORMING ARTS. The project presents a unique opportunity to share talent and be a part of an exciting journey to greatness.

Send your applications to

Democracy Week 2021

13th – 17th September 2021 #DefendingDemocracy

location Kenya Cultural Centre and National Museums of Kenya

A week in the name of democracy. Forum Civ and Wajibu Wetu Programme.

Partners PAWA254, Siasa Place, and Creative Spills are jointly commemorating Democracy Week with a series of week long activities.



The Creative Economy Working Group invites all creatives to online training on taxation. Your questions will be answered on the Digital Service Tax and taxation of revenue in the SME sector. Meeting link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83566524737?pwd=cmhlSjhkOFhObHhjQTNaVExsR0VSZz09

Target:  Creative sector Practitioners

This coming Thursday 23rd, from 2:30- 4:00 PM. if you have any questions prior, Send the email to: wabunifu.2021@gmail.com

Organized by Twaweza Communications and the Creative Economy Working Group

Marvel Art Centre Nakuru

Marvel Art Centre based in Nakuru. Their visual arts program reaches youth from informal settlements.

Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Centre.

Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Centre.

Based in Mombasa, the Centre provides income through work for about 160 differently abled artisans and 20 support staff mainly through Jewellery,Tailoring and leather, Woodwork and Mobility aids production workshops.

When tourists visit they can learn, lunch, dance and shop at our Cultural Centre and Gift Shop.