The founders of Kibera Creative Arts had two passions: Arts and Community. From the combination of both elements emerged the idea of creating an organization that would help the community thrive in the arts field by providing sufficient affordable resources to allow the multiple talents to thrive. Consequently, Kibera Creative Arts was born in 2016 as a hopeful initiative from and for the community.
Guided by the Swahili proverb: “Sanaa ni kioo cha jamii” which translates to “Art is the reflection of the community”. Kibera Creative Arts (KiCA) is a Community Based Organization that is aimed at empowering Kibera through Arts. Our focus is to reduce the existing barriers to unleashing different artistic potentials of the community members by providing with a solid artistic platform.
Kibera is about solidarity, strength, generosity, adaptability, beauty, perseverance, and a lot of entrepreneurial innovation!
People use crafts, poetry, music, painting, dance, acting or comedy as ways to tell their stories. It is the collection of all these diverse talents of the people of our community that draws the fascinating, constantly moving, picture of Kibera.