The Creative Economy Working Group

The Creative Economy Working Group (CEWG) was founded by thirteen institutions working in the culture and creative sector in 2012 in order to explore how a facilitative policy and legislative framework could be developed for the advancement of culture, arts and media in Kenya. Previously, members of the Working Group had been actively involved in entrenching rights related to artistic and cultural expression in the Constitution of Kenya.

At that time the group met as the Consultative Committee on Culture and the Constitution and worked closely with the Ministry of Culture. With the promulgation of the Constitution in 2010, the Committee was disbanded and some members reconvened to form the Creative Economy Working Group to focus mainly on policy and legislative issues related to the creative sector in Kenya and within the East African Community through advocacy, knowledge sharing forums,publications and partnership building.
The Nest Collective

The Nest Collective

The Nest Collective was Founded in June 7th 2012 It helps explore troubling modern identities, re-imagine our pasts and remix our futures.

It prioritize the acknowledgement and stating of our different individual perspectives and privileges, and our work strives to convey this dialogue

The Nest Collective has created works in film, music, fashion, visual arts and literature such as the critically-acclaimed queer anthology film Stories of Our Lives, which has so far screened in over 80 countries and won numerous awards, and Tuko Macho—a groundbreaking interactive crime web series widely considered to be one of the best African TV series.

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Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH)

Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH)

Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health is a feminist organization that was founded in June 1984 by Joan Dunlop and is located on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. .

TICAH evolved from an organization focused on alternative therapies and empowerment for HIV-positive women to one that promotes sexual and reproductive health more comprehensively

It aims to promote health, wellness, equitable relationships, healthy households, and community action. It seeks to enhance the positive links between health and cultural knowledge, practices, beliefs, and artistic expression.

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The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE)

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE)

The Bloggers Association of Kenya is a community association of Kenyan bloggers and content creators. It was formed in 2011 after a series of discussions concerning content creation and consumption of online content.

It promotes online content creation & free expression in Kenya and connects bloggers in Kenya from all areas of interest and expertise

BAKE also runs iFreedoms Kenya, a program that promotes human rights and media rights. iFreedoms Kenya documents important occurrences affecting freedom of expression and engagement. It also engages in public interest litigation, policy intervention, advocacy and training.

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Book Bunk

Book Bunk

Book Bunk was founded on July 19, 2017 by Angela Wachuka is the co-founder & partner at Book Bunk, a firm restoring Nairobi’s public libraries.

It is an independent organization based in Nairobi that restores existing public libraries and installs new libraries in public spaces

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Kwani Trust

Kwani Trust

Kwani Trust is a Kenyan based literary network. It was established in 2003 and their vision is to create a society that uses its stories to see itself more coherently.

It is dedicated to developing quality creative writing and committed to the growth of the creative industry through the publishing and distribution of contemporary African writing, offering training opportunities, producing literary events and establishing and maintaining global literary networks.

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Buni Media

Buni Media

Buni Media was founded by Godfrey Mwampembwa(Gado) in 2009.

Buni Media is comprised of BuniStudios, a film & television production outlet, BuniVisualFX, an animation & post-production studio, BuniWorkshop, a puppet-making & special effects workshop, BuniPublishing, a publishing house and Buni TV, a digital distribution platform.

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CODE-IP Trust

CODE-IP Trust

CODE-IP Trust is a Kenyan non-profit organization that enables environment for local content development and its intellectual property protection. It was founded by Alex and is the Executive Director

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Creatives Garage

Creatives Garage

Creatives Garage is a registered Arts Trust based in Nairobi It was founded in 2012 and registered in 2013.

Creatives Garage is a multi-disciplinary collective space for Creatives to network, share ideas, collaborate, learn, gain market accessibility and push boundaries. Its goal is to create a thriving eco-system that impacts investing opportunities to deliver financial and social double bottom-line returns also works with visual artists, performing artists and tech innovators who are social change agents in the society.

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Development Through Media (DTM)

Development Through Media (DTM)

Development Through Media (DTM) is a not-for-profit organization that has been in operation since 1997. It was founded by Dommie Yambo.

The organization is among the first development oriented independent initiatives to specifically work towards policy reforms, capacity building, awareness raising and attitude change through the Media and audio-visual media in particular.

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Ubunifu Incorporated

Ubunifu Incorporated

Ubunifu was established in June 3rd 2016 and is located in Izumi, Suginami-Ku, Tokyo, Japan. Tadashi Iizuka is the founder and the CEO.

'UBUNIFU’ stands for creativity or imagination in Kiswahili. Human has been evolved by power to imagine until today. Its main aim is to help solve a problem, thinking a way and overcoming. Creativity is the key to create future

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Docubox

Docubox

Docubox is a Documentary Film Fund that was founded by Executive Director Judy Kibinge and first founding Program Director Peter Mudamba Mudamba

It supports intimate, character-driven storytelling and encourages new forms of ownership and authorship in East Africa because we believe that true stories well told make the world a better place to live.

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Ketebul Music

Ketebul Music

Ketebul Music is a not for profit nongovernmental organization based at the GoDown Arts Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in early 2007 by Tabu Osusa.

Its ambition is to carry out research and promote the diverse fusion of traditional sounds of Kenya and East Africa through the documentation and archiving of the work of musicians who have shaped the various genres of music from the region over the past six decades.

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Kenya Perfroming Arts Group. (KPAG

Kenya Perfroming Arts Group. (KPAG

Kenya Performing Arts Group is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation registered with the Department of Culture, Ministry of Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services. It was founded by Odak Onyango and Saskia Ottenhoff in September 2003. KPAG started from the idea that Kenyan artists deserve better in terms of competition, quality work, professionalism and exposure which can be achieved through training.

KPAG wants theatre to be in this country where it was born - to reaffirm where we are as human beings in our environment.

It uses theatre as a tool in empowering the women and men of Kenya. KPAG is a professional dance and theatre company offering performances in local/international theatres and offers training for the talented youths in Kenya (East-Africa).

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GoSheng Services

GoSheng Services

Go Sheng Service is a non-profit organization that Specializes in Sheng Language, Social Media Management, IT Consultancy, Conversation Platforms. It was founded in 2009 by Duncan Ogweno.

It is the official curator of the Sheng language and culture; a culture that celebrates an evolving Kenya whilst aspiring to advance national unity by building physical and digital platforms for discourse, expression and broadcasting.

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Twaweza Communications

Twaweza Communications

Twaweza Communications Limited works in the areas of public policy, media and culture for sustainable development. It was founded by Prof. Kimani Njogu who is the Chief Executive Office. The institutions was established in 2000 and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

It is committed to increasing public knowledge and action through research, training, advocacy and documentation for accessibility, agricultural policy and sustainable environment, equity in gender relations, accountable leadership and people centered governance.

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The Go Down Arts Centre

The Go Down Arts Centre

The GoDown Arts Centre is a home of creativity in arts and media in Kenya. It was founded in 2003 and is located in Dunga Rd, Nairobi, Kenya.

It contributes significantly to the growth, recognition and visibility of local artist by fostering and facilitating collaborations and encounters between artists from different disciplines and parts of the world.

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