Creatives Garage, a multi-disciplinary collective space for Creatives to network, has launched the Sondeka Awards, to recognize and reward Kenyan creatives. The awards intends to recognize creatives in different disciplines including: visual art, performing arts, music, poetry among others.

The deadline for submission is 21st February 2018 and voting for successful nominees will open on 28th February 2018. The Awards will be held on 31st March 2018.

The Sondeka Awards 2018 are accepting submissions in the following categories and artists can submit their work here

Visual art

  • Digital Art
  • Traditional art – any art created through the use of real media including painting, pencil art and sculpture


  • Live bands
  • Alternative/Experimental music

Performing arts

  • Poets and Spoken word
  • Theatre
  • Dance


  • Poetry and short stories

Other categories include

  • Outstanding work exhibited within 2017
  • Online radio and podcasts
  • Best Cross-collaboration