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Arts Forum 2016: Art & Dignity

November 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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What is the Africa Arts Forum?

World Youth Alliance (WYA) Africa will hold the 2nd (Second) Africa Arts Forum (AAF). The Africa Arts Forum will bring together African youth aged between 14 – 30 years, working in the field of art and youth interested in art to learn, share ideas and work together with WYA in the promotion of dignity through art. This forum will showcase different types of art including Fashion, Music, spoken word, poetry, drawing arts, paintings and sculptures.

The Africa Arts Forum 2016 will be held on Saturday, 12th November 2016 at the Michael Joseph Center, Safaricom in Nairobi, Kenya. It will be open to members of WYA and members of the public who have a keen interest on art and/or would like to learn about art.


This year’s Africa Arts Forum theme will be ‘Art and Dignity’.  This forum aims to influence the youth that are talented in arts and art professionals to promote dignity in our society through art and to portray art in light of a fundamental aspect of our human existence, in addition to educating African youth with the understanding of the human person so that they can have the capacity and ability to express the dignity of a human person in art. This forum will encourage the African talented youth along with the African artists, to have the will and act to express the dignity of a human person in a joyful and sheer way, in the modern world.

Application for Artists

How can artists apply?

World Youth Alliance Africa invites artists and students to participate in the Africa Arts Forum by submitting their pieces of art, demos of performances and written scripts of spoken word.

  • Young artists selected to participate in the Arts Forum will have the opportunity to:
  • Present their vision of dignity in art through their artwork
  • Exhibit their artwork for the forum audience
  • Participate in interactive discussion with fellow artists and participants
  • Engage in dialogue with artists from a variety of disciplines and cultural backgrounds

Conditions to apply are:

  • Aged 14-30
  • Be a member of the World Youth Alliance
  • Complete the Application Form

Registration is required to attend the Africa Arts Forum. Fill out this application form to register as an artist.

Note:  Extended Deadline for artist application is Friday 4th November 2016.

Artists will showcase/exhibit their work during the Africa Arts Forum.

For the general participants, entrance to the Africa Arts Forum is  Kes 250 via Mpesa at PayBill 559066, Account AAF2016. As a participant, kindly fill out this application form to help us even better plan for the event.

Note:  Registration online via the provided application form is mandatory to attend the event.

Important: Registration and Payment Deadline for general participants is Wednesday 9th November 2016.

Application for Participants

The Arts Forum is open to members of WYA and young people interested in art and/or interested in learning about art. Confirm your participation through the link.


November 12, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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World Youth Alliance Africa
+254 202 508 626


Safaricom Michael Joseph Centre, Nairobi
p.o. box 2021 - 00100
Nairobi, 254 Kenya
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