About

About MASK

 

BELIEF

Creativity-learning must be central to education and socio-economic transformation of lives of individuals and societies

 

 

VISION

The world where creativity is understood, valued, learned and widely practised.

 

 

MISSION

  • To champion 'education for creativity' and the right to creativity for all
  • To develop effective creativity learning and teaching programmes for young people in Africa and elsewhere.

 

 

AIM

To strengthen the creativity of young people for enable their cultural, social, and economic sustainability.

 

 

ACTIVITIES

  • Providing education programmes that build the creative capacity of young people and teachers
  • Developing creativity teaching and learning frameworks through training materials publications, manuals and toolkits
  • Engaging in policy dialogue and influence through production of policy briefs, conferences and exhibitions .

 

 

 

 

BENEFICIARIES

 

All young people aged 3 to 25 years old, school and non-school goers, who live in rural or urban communities and may be disadvantaged, disabled, or victims of conflict and violence.

 

MASK Creativity Clubs has worked in more than 25 schools in Kenya, benefiting directly - hundreds and indirectly - thousands of young people, and dozens of teachers. The MASK Prize has attracted more than 6,500 participants in East and South Africa, more than 450,000 people saw its exhibitions in Kenya and beyond.

 

MASK success stories

 

 

PROGRAMMES

 

 

PEDAGOGY

 

MASK Creativity Pedagogy Framework

 

POLICIES

 

 

PRESS

 

MASK has enjoyed a critical acclaim in the national and specialist press in Africa and beyond.

 

HISTORY

 

In 2006, London based artist Alla went to paint in Kenya. Working in rural communities, she began giving art workshops to children and discovered that art education was limited in schools. Her belief that art is critical to creativity and development led her to establish MASK (Mobile Art School in Kenya).

"MASK has started something which others are now beginning

to recognise as an essential part of human growth and development."

MASK's trustee Dr Lyndsay Bird

OUR TEAM

 

PATRONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Koinange

Africa's renowned journalist and broadcaster

Ibrahim El-Salahi

Renowned artist

Hannah O'Leary

Head of Modern & Contemporary African Art at Sothebys

TRUSTEES

 

Dr Lyndsay Bird Chair of the Trustees

Charles Dance OBE

Tim Dann

Professor David Dilks

 

SECRETARY

 

Alla Tkachuk MSc FRSA

 

ADVISORS

 

  • Dr Chege Githiora, the Chairman of the Centre of African Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
  • Dr Nicholas Addison, Visiting Fellow at UCL Institute of Education, University of London, and author of Understanding Art Education (2010), Art Critics and Art Historians in Schools (2003), En-Quire: Critical Minds (2006), co-editor of Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School (2007) and Debates in Art and Design Education (2012), UK.
  • Business advisors Mark Call and Thairu Ndungu.

 

 

SUPPORTERS

 

Special THANK YOU to our supporters and donors without whom the MASK's work would not be possible

To succeed, young people need to be inventive, resourceful and imaginative.

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MASK is a UK Charity Commission registered charity No 1128734

 

 

 

 

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MASK is a UK Charity Commission registered charity No 1128734