"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Picasso
"Journey through Kuumba" is an arts residency that explores indigenous arts and crafts of the continent of Africa (specifically West and South Africa). Kuumba is the Swahili word meaning creativity it was chosen for the title as it embodies essence of this project; which is to help children break down their mental blocks and partake an artistic journey that will nurture their creativity. One of the main goals of the residency is to expose participants to new art forms in order to foster alternatives forms of self expression outside of the behavior that lead to their incarceration.
"Journey through Kuumba" will occur at a juvenile detention center in South Florida and The Gallery at Midtown Urban Commerce center. This project has several components, the first being residency at the detention center where Nzingah will expose the participating students to different indigenous African art forms such as batiking and other forms of dyeing, beading, weaving and more. The residency will culminate with some of the students work being exhibited at the detention center. In addition to an exhibition at The Gallery at Midtown Urban Commerce Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
What will the money be used for?
The dollars raised will be use to buy the supplies needed to execute the residency (dyes, cloth, beads, wax, etc) and the exhibition. As well assist with the cost of the outside exhibition space.
HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS: Your credit card is only charged, if and when, we reach our goal. If I do not reach my fund raising goal by the project's deadline, I lose ALL the money that has been raised. "Backer rewards" are redeemable when the project reaches its fund raising goal. After that time, backers will be contacted by the project coordinator to obtain any additional information that may be needed (ie. shipping address, t shirt size,etc.).
- (15 days)