Eric Omwanda Nehemiah

Kenya - Photography

Eric Omwanda Nehemiah

  • AGE : 29
  • COUNTRY of residence : Kenya
  • CITY : Nairobi

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A few words about your artistic journey

In 2013, I founded Mathare Foundation-an organization which has inspired artists from the Mathare slums and beyond. As an art manager, a story teller and a photographer I have been very instrumental in implementing 10 artistic projects with about 300 talented young artists from Mathare slums.

How long have you been an artist ?

I have been an artist for about 13 years and my journey started at Mwelu Foundation and then Mathare Foundation.

Why did you apply for this grant ? How will the grant support you ?

My intention is to prove myself since this is a litmus test for my growth in the creative economy industry since accountability and transparency is a major issue affecting different professionals. To acquire resources for implementing Creativity StARTS Here by giving people stories of hope and a future through photography.

What are your concrete artistic objectives after this residency ?

My main objective is scaling up of this project by including more stakeholders to look at mental health issues among other issues during this COVID 19 pandemic.