is an online platform that will promote the work of emerging visual and performing
artists in Nairobi (Kenya), and further expand into the larger African region.
We are developing this platform to change the lives of
our local artists. Through their amazing work, artists will gain a global
audience and a real chance of make a living though their passion.
This platform will be managed by the artists themselves,
meaning, it will give each artist a chance to interact with their audience,
receive critics, appreciation and a discussion of their work. Most importantly
it will give them an opportunity to put a price to their work while they are at
Our goal is to open up Nairobi’s art community by giving more
visibility to the artists work and make them accessible to everyone. We
literally want to turn our art industry into the multimillion industry that it
can be, one artist at a time. I know it seems like a Hercules feat and we
cannot do it alone, and that's why we want you to be a part of it as we break
So far the project has been supported by a couple of volunteers
who believe in it and have offered their time and skills to make it happen. And
now we’d like you to join in. So if you believe in the arts, in celebrating
our different cultures through art, in following your passion and nurturing
creative talent, support Kayaa and give our local art community this awesome
Each of your pledges is appreciated and will bring us one step
closer to achieving our grand objectives and most especially, thanks to Kickstarter
for believing in our project.
So what exactly is this big idea?
The online platform will create a sense of belonging and a community
of like minded individuals who will share and appreciate the art featured in:-
Artists will post their work,
give a description of it in their own words, and sell their authentic
pieces through an easy, secure and hassle free online payment system. It will
be interesting to know that the price of each piece is as the artist intended and
not a dime more. Besides, the sense of security in knowing that the artist will
get all their hard earned money is will be quite refreshing, don't you agree?
Artists in Dance, Music, Poetry, Theater and other forms of performing arts will have the opportunity to show a
preview of their work through videos and photographs, so they can find appreciation and
grow a global fan base before, during and after publicly performing
their pieces keeping this forms of art well documented and used as a
promotional tool to grow the artists.
The concept of commercial art
is still quite new and not fully embraced by our local artists. We are using
the community created by the platform to introduce Giclee printing for the artist featured in Kayaa, which will see more people acquire art that
would otherwise be out of their budget range, while still fully compensating the
artists for their great work. With such a sustainable cycle, not only will
contemporary and traditional art grow but so will the chance of owning a piece
of our culture, wherever you are.
What will our pledges be used for?
The bulk of your pledges will go into further developing the platform making it secure, create an easy to use interface that will display the artworks exceptionally as well as its maintenance, since this is the backbone of the project. We will also be able to appreciate the great work our volunteers have done thus far.
- Creating awareness of the platform and its
benefits to artists, through workshops, field visits and open forums with an aim of reaching
as many artists as possible and subsequent developmental workshops.
- Purchasing equipment and supplies for commercial
production of high quality Giclee prints and professional mounting equipment.
One more thing though, whats in it for me? :)
We are super grateful to everyone who will pledge
and we want to show you our appreciation with the rewards we've prepared.