The Kenya Vision 2030, which was launched in June 2008 aims to transform Kenya into an industrialized upper middle income economy offering a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030. The vision is being implemented through successive five-year Medium Term Plans (MTPs).
The third Medium Term Plan (2017-2022) which is currently being implemented recognizes the need to celebrate cultural diversity and build a strong and cohesive country.
Among Vision 2030 main flagship projects is the development of an International Arts and Culture Centre for promotion of cultural and creative industries, youth talents and for dialogue of cultures. This project is of great significance to the development of the cultural and creative sector in Kenya. The project once completed is expected to provide a national platform for dialogue of cultural expressions and to provide public spaces to support enjoyment of culture, spaces for creation, production and distribution of cultural goods and services.
1) The measure has resulted to an establishment of Kenya Film School and promotion of film production and dissemination on Vision 2030 Flagship Projects. The Ministry responsible for film production collaborated with institutions implementing Vision 2030 flagship projects in developing documentaries on the extent of implementation and benefits to communities. Fourteen (14) flagship projects were documented among them: Thika Super Highway; Standard Gauge Railway; LAPPSET; Mombasa Port expansion.
2) Regulation of TV content and other media. The government enhanced film monitoring and enforcement by issuing 4,500 film regulatory licenses; conducted 5,753 random inspections to ensure harmful content is not distributed to the public; carried out 81 sensitization programmes to various stakeholders and issued 11,561 film production licenses to regulate the film industry. In addition, 201 television programmes were classified from 15 television stations and classified 659 films; issued 4,712 licenses to video exhibitors and distributors; and registered 341 film agents.
3) Provision of national public space for cultural expression
4)Empowerment of artists and cultural practitioners through organized capacity building workshops, festivals and competition.
5)Marketing Kenya's Film Industry
Funded through exchequer
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Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Private sector actors