The Jahazi Journal

Encouraging dialogue, shared experiences and policy direction for the creative and cultural sector in East Africa


We embrace culture as a dynamic, inalienable driver of identity, community and development


We believe in the intrinsic human ability to make, for its own sake, but also for gain and the importance of the artist.


We cherish the ephemeral yet eternal, transcendence of the performative arts and their role in society.

Vol. 9 Arts & Culture in The Time of Covid-19

This Special Issue of Jahazi is devoted to discussions on the intersection of the arts, cultures and COVID- 19 pandemic. The articles share how practitioners in arts and cultures are innovating around, or not managing, in the context of COVID-19. What are the financial, psychological and social effects on the practitioners? How is art affected? How are they creating, if at all? While some articles take a personal angle about the experience, others are in an interview format while others are more detached and analytic in their treatment of how the arts have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Together the articles give us a glimpse of personal and community experiences in the cultural and creative industries within the context of the global pandemic.

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About Jahazi

Jahazi is an arts and culture journal that brings together practitioners, academia and policy-makers in the creative and cultural space for the betterment of the industry.