The Arts Canvas

The Arts Canvas™ stages performances, makes documentaries, and offers workshops.

The company (a non-profit) creates process-oriented art, with culture and history at the centre of its programmes.

Our events are fused with a contemporary African aesthetic.

Our productions provide audiences with an opportunity for research, conversation, reflection and critical thinking on contemporary issues and shared values.

Our Strengths as Cultural Consultants…

  • Live Performance (theatre, dance, music)
  • Documentary filmmaking / infomercials
  • Education and Culture
  • Social Justice, History and Ethnography
  • Production and Entertainment

We’re grateful to the following institutions for their support over the years…


Some of the tunes we’re listening to, and moves we’re inspired by


Occasional thoughts on theatre, life, history, culture, education and the Universe…

Anti-Violence Campaign Kenya 2017: The Vagina Monologues


by Eve Ensler and directed by Mũmbi Kaigwa

Kenya National Theatre (KNT)
Wednesday 15 March 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Ticket proceeds to support Cometogether Widows and Orphans

Cast includes…

Patricia Amira,                        Silvia Cassini,

Lorna Dias,                             June Gachui,

Pinky Ghelani-Raj,                   Bea Imathiu,

Lorna Irungu-Macharia,           Mũmbi Kaigwa,

Aleya Kassam,                        Kaz

Hana Kefela,                          Savane Kemoli,

Patricia Kihoro,                       Wacango Mūgūro Kimani,

Davina Leonard,                     Cathi Ngũgĩ,

Mo Pearson,                          Kizzie Shako,

Nini Wacera,                          Seroun Wang’ombe,

Tickets available on

Contact Colbourne Odero on or
0721 486045 for information

See Poster for Venue and Other Details.

Birth Debate

Mũmbi’s brand new play, Orchid, will have its premiere at the Birth Festival in Manchester, UK on Thursday, 20 October, with a repeat on Saturday, 22 October, 2016.

Click on the link to find out more about maternal health issues in Kenya:

Watch excerpts of the interviews that will be included in the play…

Sabina Nyabiako:

Mary Mumbi:


Sample some of The Arts Canvas™ merchandise available for purchase…

Hand-painted Kikoi - KES 1000

Get this hand-painted kikoi for only KES 1000. Contact us for more details.

Ladies' Spaghetti Strap - KES 600

Get this ladies' spaghetti strap for only KES 600. Contact us for more details.

Ladies T-shirt - KES 600

Get this ladies' t-shirt for only KES 600. Contact us for more details.


We’d love to hear from you!


  • P.O. BOX 444 00606 Nairobi, Kenya
  • Office: +254 (0) 707 305365