The Kuona Trust Arts Centre shares a commitment to raising the awareness and understanding of contemporary art and celebrating diverse cultures and viewpoints through its residency, exhibition and education programs. Each year, 2 artists are selected to be in residence at the Centre with the objective of providing meaningful interactions with the community through collaboration, outreach and innovative programming. Kuona Trust offers artists an amazing opportunity to experience the vibrant cultural and visual arts scene of Nairobi as well as experience in working with a dynamic group of artists. The programme is open to artists working in any medium who are inspired by a diverse global culture, committed to artistic investigation, and are interested in community engagement.
All artists in residence are expected to produce a body of work that will be exhibited at the end of the residency period. The artist is expected to submit a written report at the end of the residency. Kuona Trust also requires that the resident donate one of his art pieces to go into the centre’s private art collection.
Accommodation is in a guest house with sitting room, TV, own kitchen and shared garden.
Kuona Trust offers the opportunity to experience the vibrant, rapidly growing visual arts scene of Nairobi. With the recent opening of 3 new art galleries, the city is filled with the bustle and momentum that infects artists and audiences alike. Nairobi’s art scene is quickly growing to one of the busiest visual-art hubs in the region.