MASK: create and innovate

for a brighter future

As MASK, we champion quality education to shape a brighter world through creativity. We empower our young people to create and innovate for learning, entrepreneurship, leadership, and work.

Our commitment begins with embedding creativity into mainstream education and society, guided by the principle that art shapes creativity and therefore innovation. We develop teaching resources, offer training programmes, and engage communities.

Since our inception in 2007 as Mobile Art School in Kenya (MASK), traveling with teaching materials on rural dusty trucks, we have reached beneficiaries across the UK, 16 African countries, and beyond.

Explore the opportunities we offer and embark on your journey toward success and empowerment.


#1 MASK Awards

for schools and

young people

If you are under 25 and live anywhere in the world, unleash your creativity with MASK Awards!

  If you're passionate about art, enter your best works of art. Or, if you envision yourself as a entrepreneur and a leader enter your brightest ideas-innovations that tackle challenge.

Since 2013, MASK Awards received16,500 entries from 16 countries in Africa and reached global audiences of over 650,000 people.

#2 MASK Artists

Our MASK Artists platform serves as a catalyst, unlocking the potential of the next generation of young artists by showcasing the exceptional creations of the most talented MASK Awards participants. Explore their remarkable works of art.

For our artists, our Resources for Artists are meticulously crafted to empower aspiring talents with the necessary tools for maintaining professionalism while presenting themselves to their audiences.

#3 MASK Innovators

Over the course of a decade, MASK Awards has drawn the attention of hundreds of aspiring business and social entrepreneurs and leaders from diverse fields and countries, all eager to put their creativity into action.

If your organization is committed to nurturing innovation and is in search of dynamic creative talent, connect with us. Unlock the potential of our extensive database, featuring the brightest young minds in the creative realm, for your employment or internship opportunities. Let innovation flourish through our collaboration.

Help us fuel young creativity: donate

MASK is one of the leading organisations in the field of creativity education. In 2020, we were named the 'Most Innovative Learning Organization' by SME News Award.

Help us equip our young people with the creativity skills they need to build a brighter future for themselves and their communities.