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ABOUT

Elimu Mas Academy

Innovation, Creativity & Education

Carnival Academy for Excellence

Each one teach one

Elimu Mas Band

Arts in motion

Elimu has been participating in Carnival since 1980.
Our aim is to promote the arts of Carnival, particularly among young people

To be innovative, to be unique, to be inclusive, to experiment, to support others, to teach 

EACH ONE TEACH ONE

ELIMU

THE CREATIVE REVOLUTIONS.

HELPING DREAMS COME TRUE.

WHO WE ARE.

A CHARITABLE INCORPORATED ORGANISATIO.

Elimu started as a Community Education Centre in 1977 

We got involved in Carnival in 1979 .We first performed in the Notting Hill Carnival in 1980

Today we are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, helping dreams come true. 

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THE TALENT

Community arts groups work together to put on the Notting Hill Carnival Every year.
Elimu Mas Academy has been participating in Notting Hill Carnival since 1980.
Each year, masqueraders parade in costumes created by the academy’s designers, which are appreciated by thousands of spectators at the event.
The Black Cultural Archives collections feature the oral histories of Elimu which discuss and explain the art of carnival.

PRESS RELEASE

20/11/2020

Elimu Mas academy and board of Directors are thrilled to announce an award £95,000.00 as part of the Governments £1,57 billion Culture Recovery Fund grants programme/ Arts Council England

AWARDED ARTS COUNCIL GRANT

Elimu was established as a Community Education Centre in 1977 serving in West London. In 2017 becoming a charity organisation.

Participating in carnivals  internationally over 40 years promoting innovation, excellence and quality in the arts of carnival and street performance. This grant will enable the Academy to strengthen its governance, engaging young artists impacted by inactivity during the pandemic and prepare the return to the street parades of carnivals. Establishing a carnival cultural partnership promoting participation of young people in Carnival. The development of an online Carnival Arts Network.

Creating a learning agency to validate and certify Carnival arts, promoting the Carnival Green award using biodiversity in the art and reducing waste.

Chair Arts  Council England, Sir Nicholas Serota, said:

“ Theatres, museums, galleries, dance companies and music venues bring joy to people and life to our cities, towns and villages.This life changing funding will save thousands of cultural spaces loved by local communities and international audiences. Further funding is still to be announced and we are working hard to support our sector during these challenging times”.

Chair, Elimu Mas academy, Vino Patel said:

“Elimu faced insolvency  with the cessation of its activities because of Covid-19. With no income, we were unable to engage with our performers, artists, volunteers and audiences. This grant is our lifeline. We will boldly face the new normal- renewed, reimagined and ready for the road”.