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" The artivist merges commitment to freedom and justice with the pen, the lens, the brush, the voice, the body, and the imagination. The artivist knows that to make an observation is to have an obligation."

Molefi Kete Asante Jr.

In the spirit of cultural activism, The Arts Canvas has brought artists and audiences together for the following productions:


1999 “Bed Among the Lentils” from Talking Heads by Alan Bennett.

Cause: Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
Beneficiary: Asumbi Halfway House, Kisii, Kenya.

2003 ``The Vagina Monologues`` by Eve Ensler.

Cause: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.
Beneficiaries: 1) Tasaru Ntomonok, Narok, Kenya, 2) Women’s Rights Awareness Programme (WRAP), Nairobi, Kenya 3) Dolphin Anti-Rape Network, KenyaRead More »

2003 ``Death and the Maiden`` by Ariel Dorfman

…in collaboration with Transparency International, Kenya.
Cause: Human Rights, Torture, Transitional Justice.Read More »

2004 ``Yanagai Yanagai`` by Andrea James.

2005 ``The Vagina Monologues`` by Eve Ensler.

Cause: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.
Beneficiaries: Tasaru Ntomonok (Narok) and W.R.A.P’s Domestic Shelter (Nairobi).Read More »

2010 East Africa Tour of ``KigeziNdoto: A Hook for Dreams`` by Mũmbi Kaigwa.

Cause: Identity, Historical Injustice.Read More »

2011 ``Death and the Maiden`` by Ariel Dorfman

…in collaboration with Kenya’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) and GIZ.
Cause: Human Rights, Torture, Justice. Read More »

2012 “Peace, Not Pieces” community theatre workshops.

Cause: Election Violence and Ethnic Conflict.Read More »

2012 ``Wit`` by Margaret Edson.

Cause: Cancer.
Beneficiary: The Nairobi Hospice.Read More »

2013 ``The Vagina Monologues`` by Eve Ensler

Beneficiary: WRAP (Nairobi).  Read More »