For All Tyrannies Are Temporary…

‘The good inside of all of us is wrapped in a layer of apathy, and we forget how much potential we have within us, in each and every one of us, to change the world for the better for ourselves and our children, and thus to bring about oneness.’

Arts to End Slavery 2017

As we reach the midpoint of 2017 the month of July is nearly upon us. That means the annual Arts to End Slavery Exhibition will be taking place once again. The event will commence on July 3rd at 6.00pm until July 14th, 2017. The venue has been confirmed as KOBO Trust,...

Opening Night, As it Happened!

On July 30th, all roads led to Shifteye Gallery for the opening of the 2016 Arts to End Slavery exhibition and the World Day against Trafficking in Persons celebration. One by one the guests came in as from 6pm. The evening had an exciting programme put together by...

Art against Modern Slavery

By Mbuthia Maina Art reflects the conditions of its time not through the explicit and deliberate use of new techniques or technologies, or through relevant subject matter, but at a deeper level, through transformations in practice that may as well be unconscious as...

A2ES to the schools!

The Arts to End Slavery- train has continued its journey! We had our second and third build up events for the A2ES in the Technical University of Kenya and at the Light Academy in Karen. We were invited to participate at the Technical University for their second...

Mathare Community Event

Arts to End Slavery 2016 has now officially launched! On the 28th of May we had a community event at Mathare, an informal settlement. The weeks leading to the event were busy and even the morning of the event, we had an interview at Ghetto Radio and Korogocho where we...

New artists and exhibition space!

The project is now moving forwards like an express train and we are really excited to see the different aspects of the project progressing so fast. Our call for artists ended mid- March and we got many talented artists sending their profiles and samples to us. We now...

A2ES 2016

Arts to End Slavery is here once again! Our last project in 2015 was a big success and we are still overwhelmed with the reception that we got. In our three month exhibition last year, hundreds of people got to see the amazing art pieces that our local artists created...

Thank you for everything!

After we had the final event on July 30th on the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, Arts to End Slavery is now over, at least for now. The response for the project has been absolutely overwhelming and we are beyond grateful. In total we worked with more than 30...

Human Trafficking Conference

The Arts to End Slavery Conference was the culmination of the A2ES project. The purpose of the conference was to bring together stakeholders dealing with human trafficking in Kenya in one setting to discuss human trafficking in Kenya. We wanted to hold the conference...

Arts to End Slavery Launch

The long anticipated day was finally with us. The closer we got to May 1st, the more we felt unprepared. This was mainly nerves because as a team, this was the first major event that we were hosting. Arts 2 End Slavery was a dream that we never thought we could fully...

Arts to End Slavery theme music

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Concept Meetings for Artists

By Bethan Uitterdijk Behind the scenes is an exciting place for Arts to End Slavery. Although the A2ES exhibitions aren’t to be held for a few months (they will be in May 2015), there is much going on at the moment in their eager preparation. It’s only fair to explain...

Exhibition Hunting

By Bethan Uitterdijk In these past few weeks Arts to End Slavery (A2ES) has begun the process of finding exhibition space. In May 2015 three exhibitions will be held in Nairobi to publicize the expressions of art that are being created for HAART. Although this...

Introducing Arts to End Slavery

By Grace Mwende - A2ES coordinator Is human trafficking an issue in Kenya? That was my first question when I was approached with this project. After attending my first workshop with HAART, I was completely taken aback by my own level of ignorance on the magnitude,...