Creative Economy Conference

The Economy of Creativity Conference is that has been convened twice by The GoDown Arts Centre in collaboration with Mimeta (Norway) and The Swedish Institute. The first meeting was in 2009 and took the format of a talk show with a workshop component.

The 2010 convening was a 3-day regional gathering with over 80 delegates including artists, arts organizations, policy makers and entrepreneurs from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The pan-African Arterial Network was also represented. Its focus was on several issues including the strengthening of the Creative Economy value chain – networks, markets etc; as well as looking at ways of developing the interstitial spaces in the creative economy in East Africa.

The expectation was that the conference would stimulate cooperation between players in the East African cultural region through inspiring presentations, critical debates and the sharing of knowledge from very diverse participants.

Capacity Building

Contemporary Dance The GoDown supports the Dance Forum Nairobi programme which provides training for youth... Read more
Classical music   The GoDown has been working with the Kenya Conservatoire of Music to support the... Read more
Artists in Residence As a way of supporting artists, the GoDown provides studio space to artists at subsidised rates... Read more

Public programmes

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Nai Ni Who Nai Ni Who? An exploration of Nairobi. Celebrating the good, the bad & the possibilities.... Read more
Dunda Mtaani A community festival that takes place in various communities within Nairobi. The festival has... Read more
Battle of the Band Battle of the Bands (BOTB) is an annual music competition in form of a concert, pitting several... Read more
Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition (Manjano) This is an exhibition that features artists from all over Nairobi. It has been supported twice... Read more
Hadaf International Somalia Cartoon Exhibition slider The GoDown Arts Centre hosted this very insightful cartoon exhibition on Somalia. More than... Read more
The Nubian Photographic Exhibition: Greg Constantine partnered with UNHCR to present The Nubian Photographic Exhibition at The... Read more
Classics at The GoDown Classics at the GoDown is a collaboration between the Kenya Conservatoire of Music and the... Read more
Seminars Personal Financial Literacy Talk: Presented by Mr. Sammy Muvelah and his team from Zimele... Read more
Screenings A Small Act The GoDown hosted The Hilde Back Foundation which was holding a film screening of the... Read more
Kenya Burning Exhibition “Kenya Burning” is a photographic exhibition of images captured by amateur and professional... Read more

Advancing the sector

Creative Economy Conference The Economy of Creativity Conference is that has been convened twice by The GoDown Arts Centre... Read more
White Architects The GoDown hosted a delegation of 40 from ‘White Architects’, Sweden an architectural firm in... Read more
Money And Meaning Workshop The Money and Meaning workshop is collaboration between The GoDown Arts Centre and Nätverkstan,... Read more
Sigalagala Festival Sigalagala is a festival that recognizes the contribution of African women in arts - normally... Read more
The East Africa Art Summit The biennial convening brings together key players in the culture sector from the east Africa... Read more

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