Jepkorir Rose selected for the Prince Claus Mentorship Awards
Former participant IMPAKT Full Spectrum Programme
We are very happy to see Jepkorir Rose, a former participant of IMPAKT’s Full Spectrum Curatorial Training Programme, selected as a recipient for the Prince Claus Fund’s Mentorship Awards. The Awards are aimed at supporting emerging talent, accelerating socially engaged art practices and facilitating meaningful connections between creatives. Congratulations!
Each year the Prince Claus Fund gives around 35 Mentorship Awards to artists and cultural practitioners further along in their careers who address urgent social issues. Through the programme, the Fund is creating space for individuals to learn, grow, experiment and test out new ideas – both individually and with their peers.
Rose lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya. She invites, reaches out, organises, and participates in artistic production, exhibitions, discussions, and readings from Nairobi and towards different publics. Together with artists and affiliating practices, they create opportunities/spaces to encounter each other in areas of interest. Recent work includes: co-curator of Burden of Memory (2019), A Seat at a Table (2019), From Here to When (2019), Wanakuboeka Feelharmonic (2018), and Naijographia (2017).
Rose was part of the 2022 IMPAKT Full Spectrum Curatorial Training Programme. This curatorial programme was especially designed for emerging and aspiring curators with a specific interest in media art and its relationship to technology and society. The programme aimed to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and the practical and substantive aspects of curation in the field of media art and contemporary arts dealing with digital technologies and online environments.