2
2

SUPPORT THE NEXT GENERATION OF AFRICAN ARTISTS

£90 of £24,885 goal

Raised by 2 people in 12 days
The MASK Prize  is an annual competition for young people aged 4 to 25 in Africa, dedicated to celebrating outstanding creativity.

Founded in 2013 by the UK Charity, MASK , over the last 6 years we have achieved:

-More than 6,500 entries from young people across Africa.
-More than 650,000 visitors to our exhibitions at the Nairobi National Museum (Kenya), Saatchi Gallery, Turner Contemporary (UK), and Library of Congress (USA).
-In 2017, we exhibited alongside Phyllida Barlow at the Turner Contemporary.
-In 2018, the Turner Contemporary hosted our Five-Year Retrospective Show.
-In 2019, we presented the ‘Early 21 Century Young African Artists’ at the Saatchi Gallery.

We are proud to have become the world’s leading celebrators of outstanding creativity of young Africans. This year we want to keep building on this momentum and we need your help. We are seeking donations to help encourage and inspire creative excellency in the youth of Africa.

Could you make a gift today and help make our 2019 competition bigger than ever?

Any donation of any size will make a huge difference to our work. In return we will acknowledge your support in all our publicity materials and you will receive exclusive invitations to our Award Ceremonies and to meet the artists.


WHAT WE NEED:

We have already secured significant in-kind donations from the Saatchi Gallery and Kenyan Media Partners, including the leading national newspaper ‘The Star’ and the number 1 TV channel ‘Citizen TV’.

However, we need to raise £25,000 to make 2019’s competition happen.

Prizes:                                                      Secured £2,240. Seeking funding for £5,260
Award Ceremony in Nairobi:     Seeking funding for £7,725
Operating costs:                                Seeking funding for £11,900
Exhibition at Saatchi Gallery:    Secured £12,000-worth donation in-kind from Saatchi Gallery
Media and Promotion:                   Secured £101,000-worth donation in kind from Kenyan media outlets.


WHY IT MATTERS:

Creativity is one of the key drivers of individual and social change. However, access to the arts is either extremely limited or completely absent in African schools. This cuts millions of young people off from participating in the arts, restricting their creativity, their future life opportunities and their aspirations.

MASK Prize seeks to counter that. We aim to give young people in Africa the opportunity to showcase their talents to the world and express their individual creativity. We believe together we can help strengthen the next generation giving them the confidence and inspiration to fulfil their potential.


OUR IMPACT:

“MASK Prize experience was an absolute game-changer for my creative occupation.” MASK Prize Participant.

“MASK Prize is the driver of change in our society.” MASK Prize Participant.

“Governments in Africa do not support the arts.  The MASK Prize gives young Africans their humanity back.” MASK Patron & artist Ibrahim El Salahi.


INSPIRED? MAKE A GIFT TODAY.

You can give online at: mobileartschoolinkenya.org/donate , or to discuss how to get involved on: contact@mobileartschoolinkenya.org



Photograph of this campaign is 'Adore Woman' by a winner of MASK Prize 2015, Edwin Wainaina, 18, Kenya.
+ Read More

£90 of £24,885 goal

Raised by 2 people in 12 days
Funds raised will benefit:
MOBILE ART SCHOOL IN KENYA
Certified Charity
+ Learn More
London,
Charity Number: 1128734
How it Works
  1. You are donating to PayPal Giving Fund UK, a registered charity (No. 1110538), which will email you a receipt for your donation and claim Gift Aid where eligible.
  2. GoFundMe’s platform is free. The charity will typically receive the funds from PayPal Giving Fund within 15-45 days of your donation if the charity has enrolled (or 90 days if the charity has not yet enrolled). Unlike other platforms, 100% of any Gift Aid will go to the charity as well.
* In very limited cases, a recommended charity may cease to meet PayPal Giving Fund's legal or other eligibility requirements. In such cases, PayPal Giving Fund will reassign the funds to a similar charity, and (wherever possible) seek a new recommendation from donors.
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
WP
£40
William Pike
12 days ago
£50
Anonymous
12 days ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a £5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.