MASK: create and innovate for a brighter future

MASK supports creativity and innovation in young people and communities because creative and innovative individuals are the ones who tackle the world's challenges and shape a brighter future for all.

We foster the imagination of young minds and encourage a sense of tomorrow through art – the root of all innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. When art flourishes in schools and communities, the creativity of the younger generation thrives.

Beginning in 2007 as Mobile Art School in Kenya (MASK), carting art supplies to schools along dusty tracks, today MASK has beneficiaries in 16 countries across Africa and beyond.

Discover the opportunities we offer: MASK Awards, MASK Artists, MASK Innovators, and Creativity in Action Teachers Project. Start your journey towards success and empowerment here. 

Enter your best works of art, or your most innovative social and business projects. Showcase your creativity and seize the chance to win fantastic prizes!

MASK Awards is a creativity competition for schools and young individuals across Africa. Since its inception in 2013, the Awards have received more than 16,500 entries from 16 countries in Africa and reached global audiences of over 650,000 people.

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The MASK Artists platform helps unleash the potential of the next generation of African artists. It gives voice to some of the most talented MASK Awards participants.

Explore our non-profit online gallery, MASK Art, where you can discover, purchase or commission remarkable works of art at budget-friendly prices.

Our Resources for Artists are designed to empower aspiring artists with the tools and knowledge to maintain a high level of professionalism when presenting themselves and their work to audiences and collectors.

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Is your organization committed to fostering innovation?
Are you looking to hire creative talent?

If your answer is yes, connect with us, and tap into our extensive database of creative young minds from
various fields, for employment or internships.

Support us to create a brighter future

MASK is one of the leading organisations in the field of creativity education. Help us equip our young people with the creativity they need to shape a brighter future for all.