We are an award-winning non-profit that supports

creativity & innovation
in young people
and communities

Why we do it

In 2007, we embraced the challenge of contributing to a better world through quality education. 

Our education model focuses on placing creativity at the core of both education and broader society, enabling us to reshape the paradigm of human development and unlock our full creative potential, thus ushering in a new era of advancement for all.

Read how MASK contributes towards addressing the Global Goals. 

How we do it

Our mission is to embed creativity into mainstream education and broader society.

Our education model, guided by the principle 'Art shapes creativity, creativity shapes innovation, innovation shapes the world,' recognises the inherently visual nature of creative thinking and the vital role of visual art practices in fostering creativity and innovation both in the classroom and in the community.

What we do

  1. We develop teaching and learning resources to support creativity in the classroom.
  2. We deliver training and development opportunities to our young people through MASK Awards, MASK Artists, and MASK Innovators.
  3. We engage with communities locally, nationally and globally through exhibitions and events.

    What we achieve

    We build a collective of creative young minds —  artists, entrepreneurs, social innovators, leaders and high performing professionals — who aspire to improve the world. Over the last 17 years, we have:

    • Delivered over 5,000 Creativity Clubs workshops in 25 schools in Kenya.
    • Pioneered MASK Awards, which has attracted 370 schools and 16,500 entries from 16 countries in Africa.
    • Partnered with 80 organisations worldwide to organise over 50 exhibitions that reached more than 650,000 people globally. 

    Our team

    MASK is led and supported by a team of creative and dedicated individuals and organisations.