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What we’re up to
The Kipaji Lab (the Lab) is a personal and professional development program designed to deliver breakthrough results in creativity and the business of creating. The Lab’s practical methodology is grounded in our model of “transformational creativity”—a way of learning that gives individuals access to awareness and parts of their imagination that transforms the way they think, see, and create. From the training, creatives experience shifts in their creativity and lives that enable them to achieve new levels of personal and professional performance.
The Lab’s vision is to decolonize the African continent through visual storytelling. We invite creatives from across the African diaspora to learn and collaborate with us and one another. At the Lab, we believe creativity and visual storytelling are the foundation of economic, social, and political transformation. Join us!
GROW + SHARE + COLLABORATE
The Lab imagines decolonizing visual storytelling on the continent. We partner with creatives, educators, activists, researchers, scholars, and businesses who are committed to providing space and opportunities for creatives to nurture their creativity, develop their voices, and build their creative enterprises.
GROW: Kipaji Lab Courses
CREATIVITY AS PRACTICE
Creativity is a skill that is honed by applying creative thinking processes, learning techniques to improve flexibility and originality in thinking. Students will be introduced to methods and practices that enable them to nurture their creative instincts. This course will learn to approach obstacles as opportunities that drive and sustain innovation, creating futures that would not be there without their creative insight.
ART OF SCREENWRITING
This course focuses on the art of storytelling, exploring the structure of compelling stories. Students will explore examples from film, literature, art, graphic novels, podcasts, television, politics, news, and advertising. Students will complete a series written and oral assignments. The final project is a storytelling project in a medium of the students choosing.
Students will compose visual stories using film or photography. The course explores conventional and unconventional tools, concepts, and methods of visual stories with an emphasis on digital production and post-production using accessible and free editing tools. The course will explore narrative, documentary, journalistic, and experimental genres. Through screenings, technical workshops, readings, and discussions students will develop skillset to create their own distinctive visual compositions.
SHARE: Monthly Challenge & Creative Corner
MONTHLY CHALLENGE [coming soon]
Submit your work for a chance to win free access to flagship course, Creativity as Practice and access to small group to workshop a work-in-progress
Our creative experts of African descent who deliver a series of conversations that delve deep into the practice of creativity.
COLLABORATE: Lab Events
- Speaker events
- Kipaji Lab course participants showcase
Topics include everything from creativity as discipline to the lessons learned from failing. Each talk is intended to provide viewers with insights that touch, move, and inspire creativity.
At the Kipaji Lab, we’re changing the landscape for creatives across Africa.
Working with young, upcoming creatives and established pros, we’re fueling new economies and supporting creative micro businesses.
Interested? Get more information by email.
Lab memberships offer exclusive access to game-changing resources.
Get immediate access to curated content for creatives and creative entrepreneurs, participate in our on-line discussion events, and enter our monthly challenges.
Community benefits, plus invitation to exclusive events and connect with Lab small group for feedback on work in progress.
For individuals who seek personal and professional development and desire to transform and grow within a community-centered, experiential learning environment, and access to resources for creative entrepreneurs, plus connection to a Lab coach, Incubator members receive access to self-paced on-line classes, and discounted rates on blended, in-person and online courses.
Incubator Plus Membership
For individuals who seek personal and professional development and desire to transform and grow within a community-centered, experiential learning environment, and access to resources for creative entrepreneurs, plus connection to a Lab coach, Incubator Plus members receive access to self-paced on-line classes, and discounted rates on blended, in-person and online courses, access to equipment rental and equipment rental saving program, and dedicated workspace, from a desk to a sound stage.
Incubator Plus will be available at select member locations.
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FUND Lab Operations
The Kipaji Lab is powered by Zuri Productions and operated by our affiliated nonprofit organization Zuri Works. Make a contribution to the Lab by donating to Zuri Works and designating “Kipaji Lab” as the program you wish to support. All donations to Zuri Works are fully deductible to the extent provided by law. You will receive a donation receipt for tax purposes with acknowledgment of your gift.
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