International Exchanges

International

Exchanges

Sarakasi identifies festivals, performance schools and programs/contracts throughout the world and partners/networks with them
to improve the performance skills through training opportunities, enhance (international) visibility and exposure and ultimately raise the earning levels of the performers.

This program also brings into the country a wide array of international performers, instructors, trainers and choreographers to
provide supplementary training in areas where local expertise is lacking or needs to be beefed up. Through Sarakasi’s artist managing agency, a group of roughly 75 young artists is covered.

This program also brings into the country a wide array of international performers, instructors, trainers and choreographers to
provide supplementary training in areas where local expertise is lacking or needs to be beefed up.

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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.

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.