Trace In the City Revives Campus Tours in Exciting Partnership with the British Council

Nairobi, 30th January 2024 – Trace In the City, a renowned cultural and creative education initiative, is set to make a triumphant return with its highly anticipated campus tours. This exciting revival is made possible through a dynamic collaboration with the esteemed British Council, aiming to create enriching opportunities for young individuals to gain profound insights into the workings of the cultural and creative industries.

In a joint effort to empower the next generation of creative minds, Trace Eastern Africa and the British Council are committed to providing a unique platform for students. These campus tours will allow them to engage with industry experts, participate in masterclasses, and network with professionals in the field. The overarching objective is to advocate for the creative industries as vital and viable sectors, offering valuable insights into career pathways and opportunities within these dynamic fields.

Joyce Nzovu, Arts Project Manager Kenya at the British Council, expressed the dedication behind the initiative, stating, “In collaboration with Trace In the City, the British Council is dedicated to investing in the future by instilling essential skills and supporting the creative economy. We want to provide young individuals with tools to navigate cultural and creative industries, fostering a deeper understanding of career possibilities and contributing to a broader understanding of our impactful work in fostering the arts and promoting employment in the creative sector in the country.”

The campus tours, slated to commence on Friday, 2nd February 2024, at the Technical University of Kenya in Nairobi, will feature a creative industry masterclass led by John Kaveke. A veteran in the fashion industry with over 15 years of expertise, Kaveke’s designs have garnered international recognition, gracing prestigious Fashion Week Events in various cities worldwide.

Embark on a journey of innovation and creativity at the Technical University of Kenya! Join us on Friday, 2nd February 2024, at 12:00 PM for an immersive experience filled with campus tours, interactive sessions, and the chance to connect with industry leaders. Unleash your potential in the heart of Nairobi’s vibrant cultural and creative sectors. RSVP now to be part of this transformative event! 🚀 #TUKEInnovationDay #CulturalCreativity #FutureLeaders

The key objectives of these campus tours are to strengthen understanding by providing young people with the tools and knowledge to navigate the cultural and creative industries, advocate for the creative sectors through engaging masterclasses and networking opportunities, and increase visibility for the British Council’s arts programs.

The Technical University of Kenya will be the first stop on the tour, followed by institutions such as Egerton University, Mount Kenya University Thika, and Moi University Eldoret. Each of the four campus tours promises to be a transformative experience, creatively curated to provide a dynamic platform for students to connect with industry leaders, fostering a supportive ecosystem that encourages creativity and innovation.

These events are not merely opportunities for knowledge-sharing; they are dynamic platforms where participants will engage in interactive sessions and gain valuable insights into the inner workings of the creative industries. Moreover, media representatives will have the chance to connect with industry leaders, educators, and students passionate about the cultural and creative sectors.

As we anticipate the commencement of these campus tours, the collaboration between Trace In the City and the British Council promises to be a catalyst for the growth and development of aspiring individuals in the cultural and creative sectors, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of creative education in Eastern Africa.


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