EXCITING STARS SET TO ROCK STUDIOTISA’S THIRD EDITION

Published on: May 22, 2020

Nairobi May 1, 2020. The third edition of Kenya’s first curated online live music platform will be hosting more exciting acts from Nairobi Kenya on May 25, 2020 on IGTV, Facebook and YouTube.

This follows the successful launch of edition 1 and 2 of, the first ever online virtual concert that was graced by Kidum and Gravitti respectively.

Speaking about the previous edition, curator and founder Dan Aceda, says, “Videos by StudioTisa have reached over 170k people and over 60k interactions in comments and likes. This performance has surprised me. I also don’t think that it’s possible to do this with a real life show.”

He further adds, “This is confirmation that this is a new way of doing things that we need to change to immediately.”

StudioTISA is a unique online live music platform that’s working to develop, celebrate and elevate the work of young musicians in Kenya from all genres and styles. It is the first platform of this kind to be based anywhere on the continent of Africa, leveraging high quality media production experience, technology and social media to provide a brand-new way to experience and consume music and follow their favorite  artistes.

StudioTISA has a genre blind booking policy that’s geared towards new and emerging acts. It is focused on finding and developing new acts with the potential to deliver live performances of distinguished artistic quality.

 

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KSH 100M ARTISTS STIMULUS PROGRAMME

Published on: May 20, 2020

Can art be activism? Can art create policy? Can art change the world? Art is not only a valuable means of self-expression, it can also support change.

Let’s do our part in helping to stop the spread of Corona Virus, by using our art to spread awareness.

ART & SOCIAL AWARENESS

Art can be a vehicle for us to transcend the boundaries of what we currently know or think, and act as a tool for us to interrogate our current beliefs, critically examine our world and our role and responsibilities as occupants within it. Works of fiction based on factual realities can be more comfortable vehicles than raw truth, to stimulate and challenge us to start conversations, investigate and take action for change.

As BE Afrika we will be applying through our CreativeList program and will be picking a number of creatives to collaborate with. One major issue when it comes to creating content, especially video and photography is how to practice social distancing on set.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS ON KSHS. 100M ARTISTS’ STIMULUS PROGRAMME

Following the launch of the Kshs. 100m Artists’ Stimulus Program 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 Centre responsible 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).

 Signed

 Josephta O. Mukobe, (Ms) CBS,

Principal Secretary

State Department for Culture and Heritage

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