KIGALI, RWANDA GALLERIES
Niyo Art Gallery
KG 563 St #9 Kigali, Rwanda/ 250 788 932 111/ niyoculturalcentre.org
At its core, NIYO ART GALLERY provides a space for the ten professional artists in residence to explore their creative talent. Specializing in the contemporary African arts, crafts, Music Dance. NIYO's Artists produce Paintings, Sculptures and mixed media expressions Showcased in the Gallery.
NIYO ARTS, is a home to projects , Programs and initiatives that are geared at expanding and publicizing creative arts from Rwanda. NIYO ARTS Flagship programs includes NIYO CULTURAL DANCE TROOP creating opportunities for former streets kids to learn make and develop livelihoods in the creative arts. through workshops, trainings.
Inema Arts Centre
KG 563 St, Kigali, Rwanda/ 250 783 187 646/ inemaartcenter.com
Founded in 2012 by brothers and self-taught painters Emmanuel Nkuranga and Innocent Nkurunziza, Inema Arts Center spurs creativity for personal, social, and economic growth. Inema Arts Center is a collective of Rwandan creative artists. At its core, Inema Arts Center provides space for 10 artists in residence to explore their creative talent. Specializing in contemporary African Arts, Crafts, Music, and Dance.
Ivuka Arts Studio
KG 565 St, Kigali, Rwanda/ 250 788 620 560/ www.ivukaartskiglai.org
Ivuka Arts Kigali is an art center that was founded in 2007 with a major objective of discovering, nurturing and exposing young Rwandan artistic talent.
Tongo Art Gallery
KG 5 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda/ 250 784 525 185/ joemukuna.com
This is the story of a small art gallery. Born out of partnership between a Congolese painter and an American designer who happened to find themselves - and each other - in Rwanda.Together, painter Joe Mukuna and designer Sarah Manion have already opened this small, professional creative oasis in the heart of Kigali.
Talking Through Art
KK 4 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda/ 250 788 214 857/ talkingthroughart.org
Talking Through Art (TTA) is a unique art-based NGO that is focused on impacting work and life skills to individuals with disabilities and disadvantages. Talking Through Art began as an idea of two friends Petr Kočnar from the Czech Republic and Janvier Ntwara from Rwanda. Their dream was to help vulnerable people living with physical disabilities through art; they launched Talking Through Art in February 2015. Today, the project is working with 18 participants through art-based workshops that are structured to impact skills and build self-esteem. While participating in TTA trainings, our members learn valuable life and work skills and gain self-esteem. This allows them to attain more independence in their lives. TTA started primarily as an art therapy program. Art classes including painting, drawing, collage, origami, knitting, paper craft, and jewelry making are conducted whole day Mondays and Wednesday and Sunday afternoons. So far, TTA provides money for transport, lunch, art materials and rent for the studio premises dependent on donations. It is therefore important to empower members of the group, to achieve a livelihood and be able to provide for themselves and their families.