These workshops which will be organised by Open Arts in partnership with the Kaduna Capital Territory Authority (KCTA) and the University of Bristol as a part of the Hausa International Book and Arts Festival (HIBAF).
One of the key components of the Hausa International Book and Arts Festival is the creative writing workshop. where early-career writers are given the tools and opportunity to learn from writers that have excelled.
In the first maiden edition of the festival-themed ‘Spaces’ which was held on October 25-27th 2022, we conducted a one-day Intensive Hausa Creative Writing Workshop for 20 participants in partnership with University of Bristol and Fasaha Café.
For this year’s edition of HIBAF with the theme ‘Being and Becoming’ and in line with KCTA’s history and preservation project, we propose a 2-day intensive art writing workshop for early and mid-career art writers, cultural journalists and curators, with a focus on history and preservation of important artefacts in KCTA’s domain.
- To hone the skills of emerging art writers, cultural journalists, and curators on history and preservation of artefacts housed by the Kaduna Capital Territory Authority.
- To develop a critical mass of exceptional art writers, cultural journalists, and curators that will propel the growth of the creative industry in Kaduna State and Africa at large.
- To improve the mindset and philosophy of documentation of history of Kaduna City through publication of a museum guide/photo-book using archives available at KCTA.
This workshop is aimed at early to mid-career art writers, cultural journalists and curators.
City Hall, Kaduna Capital Territory Authority, provides writers with the perfect writing escape. Workshop participants will experience the sophisticated elegance of the refined facilities, as well as the outdoor ambience, a perfect setting for a wonderful writing escape.
- Publication of anthology or a museum guide/photo-book from archives available at KCTA and writings accompanying the archives produced from the workshop
- Improving the capacity of 15-20 art writers, cultural journalists and cultural curators on history and preservation of Kaduna city archives