2019/2020 PROJECTS

Art for Animal Welfare

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                   WHY ART?

Art influences society by changing opinions, instilling values and translating experiences across space and time. Research has shown art affects the fundamental sense of self.

Painting, sculpture, music, literature and the other arts are often considered to be the repository of a society’s collective memory. Art preserves what fact-based historical records cannot: how it felt to exist in a particular place at a particular time.

Art in this sense is communication; it allows people from different cultures and different times to communicate with each other via images, sounds and stories. Art is often a vehicle for social change. It can give voice to the politically or socially disenfranchised.

The need of animal welfare awareness among the communities in Tanzania is huge, Dogs, cats, and donkeys are the most neglected animals with respect to vaccinations and veterinary care and so rabies is endemic and brutal killing of dogs and cats is common.

Wild animals are poached for their meat and trophies,their habitats are degraded and polluted with trash. In collaboration with various artists EAAW is using artistic medium such as Music, paintings, photos, film, fashion shows and other artworks to raise awareness and bring real change to the lives of animals in the Region. 

Activities

  1. We prepare educational songs with local musicians and pay for the cost of video and audio production. This is also includes the airing of the songs to the local radio stations and television channels.

  2. We organize animal welfare art competition events and give awards to the winners .

  3. We make artworks with  animal compassionate massages and sell to raise awareness and donation used to support our programs and helping animals in need.

  4. We make animal educational films in collaboration with local actors. The films will be distributed to the local TV stations and displayed on various occasions and events for public learning.

  5. We collaborate with international artist who wish to support our work.

  6. We attend,perform and showcase our compassionate and cruelty free artworks  on  art  festivals held in Tanzania every year. Example  Sauti za Busara festival,Zanzibar International Film Festival,Swahili Fashion Week and   Bagamoyo Arts Festival.

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Sauti za Busara literally means the sounds of wisdom in Swahili and takes place in Zanzibar every year. The Zanzibar music festival is the only Tanzania music festival that holds movers and shakers sessions to showcase the rich African and Swahili music. . It is a four day event that is attended by thousands of people from across the globe.

Location: Old Fort, Stone Town, Zanzibar
When: 13-16th February 2020

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Zanzibar International Film Festival is the largest film and arts festival in East Africa. Each year cult films from South East Asia, Middle East, Latin America, Pakistan and other Indian Ocean Island Countries are featured here along with the best of African art films. The centre of attraction would be films from the African diaspora to celebrate their quality movies and to promote them across the Continent.

Location: Stone town, Zanzibar
When: 4th -15th July, 2020

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Swahili Fashion week is the biggest annual fashion event of the East and Central Africa is held in the last month of every year. It is organised to provide a platform for designers from the Swahili speaking countries to showcase their talent in the fashion sector. From runway shows to award shows, the fashion week has everything for a designer, fashion journalist/blogger and a stylist. For visitors, there are pop up shops and bazaars to shop from.

Location: Dar es Salaam
When: December(Dates are yet to be announced)

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Bagamoyo Arts Festival is organised annually in the month of October in the arts capital of Tanzania, Bagamoyo. It is held every year to promote the craftsmen, sculptors and the artist and theatre groups of East Africa. The arts and culture exhibition is sponsored by the Bagamoyo College of Arts.

Location: The coastal city of Bagamoyo
When: October. Dates are yet to be announced

7. We display compassionate messages on billboards and natural objects for public awareness

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NB:For international artists who wish to collaborate with us please email us to info@eaaw.org.