Sanaa kenya

Panga Sanaa Kenya was a fellowship program hosted at Sarakasi Trust, and co-developed by Masson Associates in partnership with industry experts in social innovation, organizational development and advocacy. The fellowship is supported by GIZ (the German Development Cooperation, Kenya Office) in collaboration with Goethe Institute. Built for action-oriented leaders of creative sector associations in Kenya, the program aims at strengthening the leadership and membership capacities of participating associations.
The program ran for 9 months in 2022/23 and involved the 10 associations from music, film, and digital arts with 3 fellows each.
The 3 pillars of the fellowship were:
  -Incubating action-oriented leaders from both young and fairly established associations
  -Facilitating policy research and dialogue
  -Providing infrastructure for the leaders to collaborate, exchange and grow networks.

Other Projects

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

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.

Audience Building

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.