Applications for this workshop are now closed.

Are you a practicing Film and/ or Visual Arts curator in Kenya looking to sharpen the tools you already have? would you like to programme your own film event, festival or film club and would like to know how to get started? 

The East Africa Arts programme in Kenya is partnering with London based Film Curator Tega Okiti to offer a Creative Hustle workshop – Curate for Success. The intensive daylong workshop will focus on the practical ‘how to’ steps for successful Film programming from idea generation and conceptualisation to research, documentation and delivery. 

Through presentation, writing exercises (including a competition with a special prize!), group work and presentations, workshop participants will gain a good understanding about how to conceive and deliver their own film programmes. Participants will have the opportunity to design and pitch their own unique ideas for an event/festival/film club through collaborative group work. By the end of the session Curate for Success teams will have a workable delivery plan they could develop into a love programme.  

Date: 23 March 2018
Location: TBC
Time: 9.30 - 17.00
Deadline for application: 2 March 2018

  • What is Curating: The role of the curator, curated content lives…
  • Research & Collation 
  • Audiences 
  • The Building Blocks: event management, delivery and documentation
  • Pitch & Present: group led project development and pitching
  • Curator Clinic: group led discussion about curating in your city 

Who can apply: The mixed level workshop is open to those curious about hosting their own film events and practicing film and visual arts curators looking to expand their existing practice, network with peers and explore new ways to generate programmes.    

Applicants must have the right to live and work in Kenya. 

Submission guidelines: submission should not exceed 1x A4 page. 

NB: places on the course are very limited so applications are advised to apply within the deadline and adhere to submission guidelines. Please note that the successful applicants will not pay a fee to participate.  

About Tega Okiti 

Tega Okiti is a Film Curator and Writer currently based in London. During a fruitful period in house at the British Film Institute’s Events and Production team Tega worked across the BFI’s cultural programme and corporate events offering for a range of film companies and media brands. Recent curatorial and Project Management roles for the BFI included the month-long screening and event programme ‘Unbound: Visions of the Black Feminine’ and UK wide cross platform season BLACK STAR. Outside of the cinematic space Tega has also recently worked as curator for BAFA winning Animator and Visual Artist Jessica Ashman’s solo exhibition ‘I Don’t Protest, I just Dance in My Shadow.’  

Tega is currently developing a traveling film and visual art’s platform TAVA Society (Trans African Visual Arts Society) – that aims to present work by and about Africans and the Diaspora within the afore mentioned regions and contribute to the cinephile culture within these communities and cultivate tangible connections between the myriad of Black and African realities across the globe.