Joy Mboya

Joy Mboya

Joy Mboya is the Executive Director of The GoDown Arts Centre, the leading nonprofit multidisciplinary arts facility in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a performer and cultural activist. Educated as an architect, she has led the Centre’s development as a site for artistic experimentation, cross-sector partnerships and creative collaboration. An outspoken advocate for artists she has spearheaded a variety of ambitious programs including Kenya Burning (2008) and the annual Nairobi-wide festival, Nai Ni Who. Joy has served on the Governing Council of the Kenya Cultural Centre (which oversees the Kenya National Theatre); she was a member of the Steering Committee for the Arterial Network, a pan-African consortium for the cultural sector, and is currently trustee of Gaara Dance Foundation. Her work has been recognized by several awards: she received the Head of State Commendation medal (2009) for her contributions to the development of Kenya’s creative economy and was awarded the Order of the Golden Warrior (2013) for her outstanding leadership in the field.

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