100 MILLION ARTISTS STIMULUS PACKAGES MANDATE OF KENYA CULTURAL CENTRE
100 MILLION ARTISTS STIMULUS PACKAGES
MANDATE OF KENYA CULTURAL CENTRE
AS HIGHLIGHTED BY Ag CEO Michael Pundo hosted by Amani
Venue Kenya National Theatre.
Time: 10:30 am -11:30 am
Following the government directive to cushion artist during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cabinet Secretary announced the involvement of the government agencies to implement the directive. Kenya Cultural Centre is one of the implementing agencies.
The Kenya Cultural Centre was founded in 1952. By a parliamentary Act cap 218 named The Kenya Cultural Centre Act. The Centre was charged with institutional mandate to: • Provide for the performance of music, drama and dancing; • Provide for the exhibition of works of art and crafts; • Hold meetings for discussions on matters of literary, historical, scientific or education interest or importance; • Carry out other purpose approved by the Governing Council to further the forgoing functions. It is a semi-autonomous government agency under the Ministry of Sports and Heritage in Kenya.
The Kenya Cultural Centre in this fund to cushion artist to take care of artist in the following categories. Spoken word artists, Poets, mimes, radio theatre, percussionists, script writers (but must be produced and submitted) be and play artists. KCC will cover the whole Nation. Through this fund artists are required to submit their work that is inline with the Presidents directive of entertaining while communicating messages on COVID-19 and send to firstname.lastname@example.org attention Kenneth Odongo. The language used should reflect of the locality i.e. for Nairobi the language should be Kiswahili, Sheng and English. This is to ensure all the citizens in the region get to understand the production.
KCC will vet the submitted work and organize for production of the content to ensure quality content is produced. Plays should not have a cast of more than five people. Since KCC wants to target the artists more registered groups are requested to assist in reaching out to the artists.