Co-Existence: The Netii Apa Storytellers Project

Calling artists who are exploring the intersection of art ecology & community engagement.


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The 14 day program will be located in the Maasai Mara, Kenya, nashulai , the first Maasai conservancy created, governed & managed by the very people who have called this land home for generations.

Nashulai is inviting artists to collaborate in telling their stories. To ensure the fast-disappearing Maasai oral traditions are protected & archived, Nashulai is developing the Stories Cafe. Named Netii Apa, meaning Once Long Ago, this will be where the stories of the Maasai ways of life will be shared, & bear witness to a harmonious relationship with the land.

Date: 18-31 October

Deadline: 1st August

Number of Artists: 6

Introduction to Nashulai Maasai Conservancy and discussions on 21st-century conservation. Workshops / Skill-share with artists & the community. Presentations from local experts/conservationists. Story-telling led by local Maasai knowledge-keepers. Ethnobotanical guided walk with Maasai naturalists. A guided exploration of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Self-led inquiry-Access to the Nashulai Maasai Conservancy.

Fee paid by the artist: $1,995

SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE . The organizers' understand that financial constraints may restrict some artists’ ability to participate. They have a limited number of sponsored spaces to cover the full fee for applicants who would benefit the community of Nashulai & contribute to the important stories of Co-Existence.

Nashulai is inspiring a new conservation model founded on the principles of ancestral wisdom. Its mission is to conserve wildlife, preserve culture & reverse poverty in 5000 acres of the Maasai Mara. Nashulai demonstrates the power of community-driven conservation and showcases the harmonious coexistence between humans, wildlife & the natural world.

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