Audience Building program

Audience

Building program

In order to create platforms for Sarakasi’s performing artists, projects and other stakeholders and to reach out to a diverse audience, Sarakasi initiated its audience-building program in 2003 by starting to organize small and big scale creative productions and events.

Apart from renting out the Dome to (cultural) stakeholders, regular features on Sarakasi’s Dome based own cultural agenda are, amongst others, Friday evening concerts providing a platform to Sarakasi artists, deejays, emcees and musicians, a monthly open mike Hip Hop event, a bi-monthly dance-circus fusion evening event and the annual Sawa Sawa multidisciplinary Festival. Through these activities, Sarakasi strives to give its affiliated artists tools to manage their art, lives and careers more effectively and successfully.

Other Projects

Over the years Sarakasi has implemented many projects. Most projects come and go with available funding or even trends and needs.

TALANTA NA KAZI

This project is funded by the U.S. Embassy Nairobi and was designed to use the arts as a vehicle to promote social change and economic empowerment among vulnerable youth in the coastal region.

SMILES FOR CHANGE

Smiles for Change, formerly known as the Sarakasi Trust Hospital Project started in 2006 as an educative artistic intervention.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The organization not only stands for training and capacity building (and related programs and activities) in the performing arts.

TRAINING & CAPACITY BUILDING

From its inception (2001), Sarakasi has built a solid platform for developing East Africa’s natural performing talents into a world-class school for the performing arts.

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES

Sarakasi identifies festivals, performance schools and programs/contracts throughout the world and partners/networks with them to improve performance skills.