Sarakasi Trust responds to the need for the further development and promotion of culture, performing arts and entertainment in East Africa focusing on acrobatics, dance and music.
Eststablished in Nairobi Kenya in 2001, Sarakasi strives to empower its trainees and contracted artists creatively and economically by giving them tools to manage their craft, personhood, livelihood and careers more effectively and sustainably.
The Trust aims to present the best of Kenyan creativity to the widest possible audience by organizing festivals and events, cultural exchanges, local and international performance contracts and tours. Sarakasi also provides Social Development, training and Capacity Building and cultural awareness programs. In addition we implement special programs such as the Talanta training (involving hearing impaired and deaf performing artists), the Smiles for Change Project (bringing edutainment to hospitalized children, juvenile children and orphans), monthly artist workshops, Artist Agency, and the implementation of our cultural agenda at Sarakasi Dome, which is a hub for performance and cultural diversity.
The Sarakasi Trust governance and management structure is made up of a Board of Trustees, a Management Team made up of a Managing Director, Finance and Operational Manager and a Creative Manager who is also the Lead Choreographer.
The staff under the supervision of the Management Team and under the end responsibility of the Managing Director undertakes the day-to-day operations in the office, the indoor training as well as in the ‘field’ (outreach training centers, outreach projects, etc) and project management (of the several projects). The organization promotes a team-based management structure, with a view to jointly reach targets, enhance accomplishments as well as shared objectives and accountability to the organization and its key stakeholders.