For the 20 somethings…..

It’s my annual 21st today  because I am one of those people lucky enough to never grow old (at heart). Being born on the 4th of July is pretty neat too, … Continue reading

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Do One Thing For Diversity- I am Hiking!

Do One Thing for Diversity & Inclusion 21 May is the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. This day gives us an opportunity to deepen our understanding … Continue reading

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These words inspire me to do more, to be more, to see more every single day. I hope they inspire you too today. “Decide in your heart of hearts what … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Luck Circles

As some of you might know, I am currently a Creative Community Fellow with the National Arts Strategies. This program brings together a unique community of innovators committed to using … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crossing the Bridges- An art exhibition

In my next life I wish to come back as a curator or a successful art gallery owner. I am one of those people who wouldn’t mind spending a whole … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Conversation with a fashion designer

I recently had a chance to mix with creatives in the fashion industry at the Zimbabwe Fashion Week in the capital city, Harare. The highlight of my experience at the … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The island of paradise. Bali experience Part 1.

I have a list of places that I would like to visit at least once in this lifetime. It’s not a bucketlist per se, it’s more like a  mind map … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Leading Innovation in Arts and Culture

Great free online course for people who work in the arts and culture sector Developed by David Owens at Vanderbilt University and customized for the cultural sector with National Arts … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Mbira Story

What happens when you post an image to a social media site and more than 5 people ask you what you are holding in your lap?  This happened earlier this … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

Conversation on creative placemaking

This week we will be featuring conversations with leaders working in communities. Nicolle Bennett, is currently working with an arts education and advocacy organization called Feel the Music! She is developing a technology platform … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

On being creative

Do you do creative work? Have you ever gone through a period where you feel the work you are creating does not match up to your ambitions? Here is a … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment
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