Published on: May 15, 2019

Born out of the frustration of Creatives not having a place to meet, collaborate, and network, Creatives Garage was founded to fill this gap. In the six years we have been around, we have built a multi-disciplinary collective space for Creatives to network, share ideas, collaborate, learn, gain market accessibility and push boundaries. Our goal is to create a thriving eco-system that impacts investing opportunities to deliver financial and social double bottom-line returns. We work with visual artists, performing artists and tech innovators who are social change agents in the society. Creatives Garage is a registered Arts Trust based in Nairobi, Galana Road (Kilimani).

We have a database of 7,000 (and growing) creative artists who we guide into turning their craft into a source of livelihood. Examples of the creatives we have worked with are Fena Gitu, Valentine Ziki, East African Wave, Sitawa Namwalie among many more. View our artists’ directory for more information []

About Liz Kilili

Liz Kilili, Creative Director and Cultural Manager, is a driven and slightly eccentric creative, mostly known as the Chief Mechanic and founder of Creatives Garage. She has achieved more for the creative industry in East Africa in a short while than others have in a lifetime. Her brainchild Creatives Garage and its accompanying creativity and innovation Sondeka Festival, have spearheaded projects and movements that have helped the creative industry grow in both policy and output and still continue even after the project goals have been brought to fruition. Liz’s end goal is for all creatives to network, share ideas, collaborate, learn, gain market accessibility and push boundaries in order to contrive a sustainable creative economy that feeds into the GDP of Africa rather than one that saps from it.

View Creatives Garage website for more information []