Cultural Domains:
UNESCO Priorities:
Funds Allocated:
US$ 35 000.00
Beneficiary countries:
Applicant:
Design Power Consultants
 
 
Start date
Apr 2011
End date
Apr 2012

About the project:

The project of Design Power Consultants (DEPCONS) aims to organize a Symposium and related events to reinforce and promote the production of a particular type of stone sculpture in the country. These events will enable Kenyan artists to interact and work with international sculptors, with a view of promoting their work abroad and of encouraging the exchange of artistic practices on a national and international scale.

    Results:

    • Raised awareness among the Kenyan Government and the private sector about the potential of the creative industries.
    • Submitted recommendations to the Ministry of Education regarding the strengthening of rural communities’ artistic and creative capacities and the role of art teachers in public service.
    • Over 300 specialists from 12 countries participated in an international symposium to promote the stone carving industry.

    Main activities:

    • Organizing a two-day pre-Symposium conference titled ‘‘The Reflections on the State of Creative Industries in Kenya’ in the town of Kisii;
    • Preparing and holding the 2011 International Stone Sculpture Symposium;
    • Organizing an itinerant sculpture exhibition in ten different towns of Western Kenya; and
    • Organizing an event in Nairobi with a view to promoting the project by displaying the produced works of art and inviting the media to broadcast the results of the project.

    Developing and promoting stone sculpture production

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    Project implementation period: 
    2011 to 2012
    About the project: 
    The project of Design Power Consultants (DEPCONS) aims to organize a Symposium and related events to reinforce and promote the production of a particular type of stone sculpture in the country. These events will enable Kenyan artists to interact and work with international sculptors, with a view of promoting their work abroad and of encouraging the exchange of artistic practices on a national and international scale.
      Key Figures: 
       
       
      Beneficiary countries: 
      Kenya
      Country of applicant: 
      Kenya
      Cultural Domains: 
      UNESCO Priorities: 
      Funds allocated (in USD): 
      USD35000.00
      Sections: 
      Title of the section: 
      Main activities:
      Short Description: 
      • Organizing a two-day pre-Symposium conference titled ‘‘The Reflections on the State of Creative Industries in Kenya’ in the town of Kisii;
      • Preparing and holding the 2011 International Stone Sculpture Symposium;
      • Organizing an itinerant sculpture exhibition in ten different towns of Western Kenya; and
      • Organizing an event in Nairobi with a view to promoting the project by displaying the produced works of art and inviting the media to broadcast the results of the project.
      Position: 
      Top Right
      Style: 
      highlighted
      Organization: 
      Design Power Consultants
      Family name: 
      Elkana
      Given name: 
      Ongesa
      Position: 
      Chairman
      Year of application: 
      2010
      Results: 
      • Raised awareness among the Kenyan Government and the private sector about the potential of the creative industries.
      • Submitted recommendations to the Ministry of Education regarding the strengthening of rural communities’ artistic and creative capacities and the role of art teachers in public service.
      • Over 300 specialists from 12 countries participated in an international symposium to promote the stone carving industry.