Artivist Exchange Program

Project Summary:
The New Orleans-Nairobi ‘Artivist’ exchange is a 2 week exchange program designed for activists using art and creative cultural production as their primary mediums as tools for social justice. The purpose of the exchange is for ‘artivists’ to explore how two cities, New Orleans and Nairobi, have negotiated Blackness made use of art based resistance through a week of cultural immersion, exploration and education and another week consisting of the creation of a public art project(s) to inspire sustained dialogue and collaboration between creatives and activists in both host cities.

The fist leg of this exchange which sees 2 visual artists from Nairobi to New Orleans is generously funded by the Platforms Foundation


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