Friends of Nafasi


Nafasi Art Space is 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 film screenings, exhibitions, concerts, festivals, and public art fairs. On average, Nafasi attracts more than 2000 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.

Friends of Nafasi

Nafasi is a non-profit organisation that depends on grants and donations to survive. Many generous individuals and companies have supported Nafasi since its inception in 2008.

Our Friends of Nafasi giving programme allows us to thank our supporters and build on our partnerships. Your support will enable Nafasi to continue to develop its exciting programme of events and opportunities for Tanzanian artists and audiences in 2018. Our Friends are truly investing in the cultural future and vitality of Tanzania.

Each supporter of Nafasi Art Space is highly appreciated and valued, and each level of support will be thanked with a series of benefits. The more generous your donation, the greater the benefits.

Support Levels


Arts Advocate – 500,000  TSH

Patron of the Arts – 1 million TSH


Bronze – 3 million TSH

Silver – 6 million TSH

Gold – 10 million TSH


Some of the benefits of becoming a Friends of Nafasi (package depends on level of support, for full details please contact us):

  • An original piece of art produced by one of Tanzania’s top young contemporary artists
  • Recognition on the Friends of Nafasi wall at Nafasi Art Space, visited by ~25,000 people each year
  • Visibility on our many channels, including our website, newsletter, social media, and during events
  • Invitations for employees and their families to art workshops designed especially for families, known as Chap Chap
  • Invitations to exhibition previews and events with other Corporate Friends
  • Access to Nafasi Art Space for an ‘office away day / team building day’ including a tour of the studios
  • One free venue hire of the Nafasi space, for a day or evening event
  • Brand acknowledgement as a sponsor of an exhibition of your choice either at Nafasi Art Space or off-site

How to Donate

Payment can be made in a variety of ways:

 Bank transfer
– NMB Bank PLC
– TZS 23910000997
– USD23910000998
 Cheque (payable to Nafasi Art Space)
 Mpesa +255 (0) 757 820 426
 Cash

To receive the full Friends of Nafasi info pack or for more information, please contact Rebecca Corey, Director of Nafasi Art Space, at or +255 762 237 772

A big thanks to our current Friends:

Friend since 2016

Friend since 2015
Friend since 2015
Friend since 2015


Mejah Mbuya
The Italian Embassy