A classical music concert at the GoDown. Over the years, the GoDown and the Kenya Conservatoire of music, who have an annex at the GoDown, have forged a partnership supporting young classical musicians with bursaries for music lessons.Puppets from the popular XYZ show by Buni Ltd, who among the diverse arts and media organizations based at the GoDown Arts Centre.Salah Ammar is a Sudanese artist based in one of the GoDown’s subsidized studios.The Nairobi County Manjano Visual Arts Exhibition & Art Prize is an annual feature of visual arts activities in Nairobi, offering prizes in student and established artist categories.High school boys admire the GoDown’s graffiti walls. Each year, schools visit the GoDown to interact directly with a contemporary arts space.The GoDown is open to the public. It hosts exhibitions, performances and creative workshops.Kenyan musician Size 8 performs at one of the GoDown’s annual Nairobi community festivals called Dunda Mtaani. The festival has helped strengthen connection artists have community audiences; at the same time, community artists have found a platform from which to test and prove themselves.A visitor to the Exhibition “Kenya’s Nubian’s: Then and Now” that was curated by Greg Constantine. The GoDown promotes programs such as this that have relevance and meaning for the community.JokaJok Dance Company in performance. Contemporary dance is among the new, exciting art forms the GoDown has actively facilitated.A scene from “Mo Faya”, Eric Wainaina’s huge musical success, which played to full houses at the GoDown. Children share their creativity after an art session at the GoDown.

Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition (Manjano)

This is an exhibition that features artists from all over Nairobi. It has been supported twice by The GoDown Arts Centre with the centre providing the gallery space in 2010. In 2011, the exhibition was held at Village Market. It featured a theme and the artists were split into two categories: Practicing artists and students. Each category saw the top three artists being awarded cash prizes. The aim of this exhibition is to expose artists to a wide variety of audiences as well as to help them market their work.

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