This is Where I Live
International Art Exchange - Dar Es Salaam
Nafasi Art Space was founded in 2008 by a small group of Tanzanian Artists with the aim of improving access to and widening participation in the visual arts in Tanzania. We are Tanzania’s leading centre for contemporary visual and performing arts. It is a vibrant community of artists, musicians, dancers, performers and technicians, based in the industrial area of Mikocheni B, Dar es Salaam.
Nafasi Art Space hosts over 50 artists, 37 studios, and several exhibition spaces. We offer regular programmes including training and workshops, art talks, and public events, such as lm screenings, exhibitions, concerts, festivals, and public art fairs. On average, Nafasi attracts more than 1000 visitors every month.
Nafasi’s platform has generated an organic ecosystem where the arts community can thrive, enabling artistic and cultural entrepreneurship for many young Tanzanians.