Our Programs and Activities for 2021

ELIMU CARNIVAL BURSARIES

Elimu was awarded £95,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic 

With this grant, we will prepare for the return to the street parades of Carnival in August 2021

 

WORKSHOPS & BURSARIES

One of the programmes funded by this grant is our Carnival Bursaries

Recipients of a Carnival Bursary will have the opportunity to work with an experienced artist for up to 5 months

In 2021 we awarded 11 such bursaries to artists and organisations working with 27 young people

ARTS COUNCIL RECOVERY FUNDING 2

Elimu Mas Academy (Elimu) has been awarded again with £25,000 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund round 2 to help the organisation recover and reopen. 

Elimu has participated in Carnivals on the global stage for over 40 years promoting innovation, excellence & quality in the arts of Carnival & street festivals. This grant will enable the Academy to become more resilient, strengthen its governance, engage with young artists & artisans impacted by inactivity during the pandemic & prepare for the return to the street parades of Carnival

LOST AT CARNIVAL

This is one of two publications that we are offering as our contribution to the education of our children on Carnival

Proceeds from sales will be used to subsidise the costs of the costumes of children and teens

TESTIMONIALS

CUSTOME SKILLS AND MOKO JUMBEE MENTEES

 Moko Jumbee Workshop

Moise said:

“Taking part in this Bursary project with Elimu Mas Academy  has helped me gain confidence in expressing myself and achieving goals , this would help me by helping developing a new skill in my life to open more opportunities for myself in the future.

Costume Making Workshop

Paul O Donaghue – UCOM Mas making workshop, an intensive programme of carnival costume making skills with mentees Blaire & Kaidy:

Kaidy said: 

“I think you guys should continue doing projects like this , loads of people would love an opportunity like this as you don’t find any people doing stuff like this in the Mas world here,although it was challenging doing this during lockdown am very happy with what I achieved.”

DANCE

EXTERNO- INTERNO —Trans-it to celebration A sensorial experience through dance, illustration, photography and participatory workshops. in which we celebrate the gender diversity with the help of Venezuelan Artists Ana ChinA-loy (Performance) and Patricia Navarro (Illustration) and Juliana Werner (Performance) from Brazil, photography images from Gustavo Lagarde y Pablo Bayley under the Creative Production by Ada Seijas.

TRAVELS

COMING SOON

CHILDREN’S CARNIVAL

We are spending this year to introduce a Youth Engagement Project.

We are planning to create a Mas Ensemble. A touring group of children and teens to play Mas throughout the UK