Joy Mboya

  • Joy Mboya
© Go Down
Chief executive officer (ceo)
Principal country concerned : Column : Intercultural/migrations

Joy Mboya is the Executive Director of the GoDown Arts Centre, a leading non-profit multidisciplinary arts facility in Nairobi, Kenya that provides subsidized space for Kenyan artists and presents a diverse range of programs for local audiences, as well as spearheading entrepreneurial capacity building programs and creative sector discourses for artists in the East Africa region.

Joy has a wide experience in the Kenya cultural sector, having served on the boards of many different arts organizations in film, theatre, music and dance. She is the recipient of a number of awards including the Head of State Commendation Medal (2009) for her contribution to the development of the creative economy in Kenya, and most recently the Order of the Golden Warrior State Commendation (2013) for her contribution to the development of the Kenya cultural sector. Joy is a graduate in architecture from Princeton University, USA.



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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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