The centre is located at Hillsview estate along Thorn Tree Road off Magadi Road right behind House of Grace Church, within the Kajiado North Sub County.
We are 2000 square foot rooftop space for free thinkers and creatives from ages of 18yr-35yrs (youth) out to express themselves through different art forms; musicians, dancers, spoken word artists, visual artists(cinematographers, videographers, cartoonists, graffiti artist, and many more). We provide a collaborative space that seeks to develop different aspects of the creative economy in Kenya.
“Kipaji” is derived from a Swahili word which means talent or ability. A word that that reflects the foundation of the space.
We work under Rock of Peace community Center which is the overall host for the facility and Action Now Kenya who are our program partners.
The facility consists of:
|1. A lounge set colorfully and creatively for both group discussions and individual reflections. It has Wi-Fi, with provisions of a printer machine and kitchen services catering to an individual ala carte menu or buffet with plenty of hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks for people who wish to work in a rooftop setting.|
|2. An open space for clientele who wish to host their events, do rehearsals for acting, music, dance or any other artistic expression in an open rooftop setting. We also provide support services like event planning and equipment for those hiring the space.|
|3. A 12ft by 8ft screen projector backdrop which can be used to host screening for films and documentaries and also be used to capture green screen.|
The space is designed for people who seek to work in a creative network environment on the go or long term arrangements with all necessary tools to deliver to their trade.
|MONTHLY EVENTS||ANNUAL EVENTS||HOLIDAY EVENTS|
|To ensure that the artists identified at the facility get exposure and polish up their skills, we have in house events thrice per week capturing the talents hosted at Kipaji Nest.||Kipaji Nest Arts Festival is a Bi-annual event that seeks to expose its artists to the larger audience. The event brings different art forms to complement each other by creating an artist catalogue which uplifts their marketability and exposure.||The rooftop space also provides open space for upcoming artists and teens to develop under guidance, self-expression by using the roof top services to support activities such as dancing, spoken word, poetry and drama and art.|
|TIME||WITHOUT PA SYSTEM||WITH PA SYSTEM|
|Half Day||8.00am-1.00pm or 2.00pm-6.00pm||KES 7,500||KES 10,000|
|Full Day||8.00am-6.00pm||KES 15,000||KES 20,000|
|Evening Events||6.00pm-10.00pm||KES 6,000||KES 8,000|
Kipaji Nest Full Time Membership registration Fees @ Ksh. 1,500 per year
|IndividualDailyMonthly||KES 200 KES 1500||KES 300 KES 3500|
|Group (max 20)DailyMonthly||KES 1,000 KES 10,000||KES 2,000 KES 2,0000|
Extra Services: Sound, catering services and other services upon inquiry
|Members||KES 300||KES 2,000|
|Non - Members||KES 400||KES 3,500|
Benefits: Free WI-FI & coffee. Printer Services at minimal fees
NOTE: Kipaji Nest is a non-alcoholic, non-smoking, non-drug use space.
We also have an in-house events planning and product activations. We are open to doing joint partnerships with like- minded individuals and organizations upon agreement.
KIPAJI NEST PROGRAMS
Kipaji Nest being an artistic space hosts a range of programs which are driven by different mentors, that are specifically customized to cater for each and every category.
|MASTER CLASSES||CAPACITY BUILDING / MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS||OUR FUTURE|
|These are designed to link the different group of artists to established individuals for one on one sessions on different topics that are directly linked to their craft. This master classes are usually on a short-term basis funded either through internal funding, external funding or by a fee registration.||These are fully funded by Kipaji Nest through its partners and are meant to develop an artist holistically by ensuring that they access the necessary tools to actualize their different talents up to their career breakthrough.||Kipaji Nest aims to grow and develop its capacity to become a Centre of Excellence for emerging Artists that will become a learning space and centre for program exchange for other upcoming youths art centres.|