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NAFASI ART SPACE

Themes: Gender, Education, Social Justice,
Region: East Africa
Country: Tanzania

ART RIGHTS UNITE: AN ART SPACE FOR VULNERABLE ARTISTS IN TANZANIA

Nafasi Art Space is initiating a project titled, ‘Art Rights Unite: An Art Space for Vulnerable Artists in Tanzania.’ The goal of the project is to improve and strengthen cultural rights for artists from vulnerable groups such as women, people with disabilities, and disadvantaged youth; raising their visibility and providing counter-narratives in mainstream discourse. To achieve this goal, the project focuses on improving access to arts and culture production, exchange, and education for vulnerable groups; increasing dialogue between artists from vulnerable groups and increasing public awareness and understanding about challenges facing these vulnerable groups.

Nafasi Art Space is a vibrant art center and platform for artistic exchange in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where contemporary visual artists and performing artists come together to create, learn, inspire, exhibit and perform.