Nairobi, Kenya: Following the launch of the Kshs. 100mArtists’ Stimulus Programme on 10th May 2020 by Amb. (Dr.) Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage and the unveiling of the “Together at Home” campaign, I am delighted to inform you that the call for applications is now officially launched.
All interested artists, musicians and actors are invited to immediately submit their proposals on artistic productions for consideration by the Ministry.
We are cognizant of the fact that Kenya has over 100,000 creatives and that the available funding may not be sufficient to cover all artists engaged within the creative economy. Therefore, this will be a competitive process.
This programme will be implemented by the following Departments and Agencies who will also be responsible for disbursement of funds to persons selected to engage in the project:the Permanent Presidential Music Commission (PPMC) which will facilitate the participation of musicians, DJs, dancers and Acapella groups in all their categories; Department of Culture will cover comedians and visual artists; the Kenya Cultural Centreresponsible for actors, poets, story-tellers, theatre, including radio theatre and mimes; the National Museums of Kenya which will oversee mural and graffiti artists while the Kenya Film Commission will manage all matters film & content creation.
The application portal domiciled on the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage’s is now open. Creatives across the country are invited to submit their applications. Interested practitioners can now visit www.sportsheritage.go.ke and fill in the provided application forms for consideration.The criteria are spelt out on the website under the various genres.
The Ministry shall endeavour to guarantee participation reach in all the 47 Counties, ensure gender parity and pay particular emphasis on the 30% reservation for vulnerable groups including Persons Living with Disability. The Departments and Agencies will be assisted by an academy of professional creatives from different disciplines in the selection process.
We would like to assure industry practitioners and the general public of that the selection process will be fair, transparent and accountable in the selection of content providers and distribution of funds.
You can also track the progress of the respective programs on various digital & social media (Kulture–tv on all platforms and running with the hashtag #togetherathome#PamojaNyumbani).
Josephta O. Mukobe, (Ms) CBS,
State Department for Culture and Heritage