KCDF Launches 'Art for Change Exhibition' with 40 Local Artists and Over 500 Pieces Of Art
The Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) has today launched its second edition of the 'Art for Change Exhibition' featuring more than 40 artists and showcasing over 500 pieces of art, in a week-long event that seeks to raise resources towards its matching grant project model, also known as PamojaForChange.
Themed "Our Communities - Art for Change," the exhibition is taking place at the Sarit Expo Centre, Cherangani Hall, Westlands, and brings together painters, sculptors, illustrators, and community development actors, and embodies the spirit of creativity and community development. By leveraging the power of art, KCDF aims to uplift communities and enable them to create a better future for themselves.
The event showcases incredible local artistic talent and highlights the impact of collective efforts in driving sustainable change. Through the matching grant project model, KCDF encourages local giving and the promotion of self-reliance, through empowering marginalized and disadvantaged communities to identify their development challenges and find solutions using their own resources.
Under this model, communities contribute 50% of the resources needed for their development projects, and KCDF matches the communities' contribution. This approach fosters a sense of ownership, self-reliance, and confidence within communities, enabling them to tackle their own development challenges.
KCDF is a public philanthropic foundation in Kenya that supports sustainable community-driven development. Formed in 1997, KCDF is the first and oldest indigenous foundation of its kind in East Africa. The team behind KCDF believes that systemic and lasting change is possible when communities initiate and drive their development agenda, work with governments and other actors to access basic rights and services as well as harness and grow their resources.
The 2023 ‘Art for Change Exhibition’ is also live and accessible through the KCDF website www.kcdf.or.ke.
[Photos courtesy of KCDF and Art News Kenya/Karakana.]