MASK Art Gallery manifesto

The MASK Art Gallery is an alliance of artists and supporters dedicated to:


  • providing our artists with opportunities to develop their professional careers;
  • raising the status of art and artists, and embeding creativity within mainstream education and broader society.
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We believe that:


  • art shapes creativity, creativity shapes innovation, and innovation shapes the world; art is essential to education; it must be available to all;
  • artists change conventions and drive forward social progress; this has never been more important.



All our artists are winners or participants of our MASK Awards in Africa. We are proud to help impact their lives.


"Winning the MASK prize really helped me come out of my shell and explore an education in art. I am currently finishing my Fine Art degree at Kenyatta University."