| Feb 7, 2022
Nafasi Art Space Progress report
Nafasi Art Space and community are excited to welcome and wish everyone HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022, despite living in different times the community of arists is happy to always stay connected, support and share. the Nafasi Art Space community believe in seeing more of the world- in making new connection, shifting perspective and promote the richness in art and diversity across Tanzania regions and Diaspora
Nafasi Art Space wants to take this moment and express our heartfelt support that we have been receiving through the year and during the reporting the donations made it possible to continue making the arts and culture movement Tanzania accessible and inclusive and looking forward for your continued support whereas in this report we will share some of the success stories during the reporting period :
During the reporting period despite the presence of COVID19 we were able to continue provide art training include New-shape Residency a 3-months residency bringing together multi-disciplinary artist to critically discuss our understanding of the environment through discussion and research the participating artists sought to align and articulate the presence and role of the environment in our occupations, lifestyles, learning and history. This was deepened by an 8-day residency in the Uluguru mountains in Morogoro, Tanzania and later to present their work on an Exhibition which can now be seen on Nafasi Art Space online gallery.
On 19 January 2022 Nafasi Art Space had the opportunity to host a film screening session with Charlotte O'neal NYATITI MEDICINE, deals with several still relevant issues including early forced marriages; girls right to education, obstetric fistula, abuse, music medicine, and more. The film meant to sensitize global communities about the tragedy and possibilities of recovery from obstetric fistula, an ostracizing affliction that impacts thousands of women across Africa, the middle east and India but is little known in the west. Follow on Facebook Page for more photos
Also Nafasi Art Space received a huge digital engagement during the reporting period through hosting and updating on social media whereas Nafasi Art Space instagram page grew to 12,000 followers making it one of the leading centre in Tanzania with many followers as well on twitter followers grew to a total of 1,160 followers. Our aim is to continue engaging with online audiences to which we have been able to open another social media platform where we’ll be sharing most of the publications
After months of design and planning NAfasi Art Space community are excited to share some of the new spaces that are being developed at Nafasi. The long-planned renovations include a shop to showcase art prints, crafts and art merchandise; a new destination for researchers and education programs; and enhanced amenities and accessibility for visitors.
Nafasi Art Space hope that the current project, which also includes the addition of a Digital Art Lab, will provide much needed infrastructure and space for emerging artists to learn, collaborate, and share their works with the public. We need to raise a total of $10,000 to finish the spaces. We will greatly appreciate your support!
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