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
CUSTOME SKILLS AND MOKO JUMBEE MENTEES
Moko Jumbee Workshop
“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:
“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.”
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