The NEST serves as a functional playground in which artists, thinkers and curious minds test new ideas within a context of vigorous debate.
WHO WE ARE
The NEST is a Kenyan multi-disciplinary arts organization that serves as a functional playground in which artists, thinkers and curious minds test new ideas within a context of vigorous debate. We are situated as a dynamic arts and culture organization which convenes progressive, humanist and alternative conversations across the country.
WHAT WE DO
We design programs and interventions which allow for exploration, experimentation and the development of artistic outputs. By doing this, we expand the space for expression, nurture excellence in artistic practice, promote intellectual growth and build community.
A monthly meetup designed to create an environment for the development of artistic outputs through group critiques and inter-artist dialogues.
Chico Leco is an online fashion retail initiative that focuses on artistic collaborations that push the boundaries of Kenyan fashion.
The Curiosity Program
The NEST periodically commissions Kenyan artists to push their boundaries and produce experimental work for a new audience.
Eye See Festival
A monthly thematic showcase of films featuring selections by guest curators.
24-hour streaming radio that seeks to build engaged communities, convene progressive conversation and play lots of funky music.
Rewind Fast-Forward (RW/FFD)
Our interactive theater intervention that utilizes the Theater of the Oppressed forum theater method to establish dialogue.