Project

BACKGROUND:
The Vipawa Children’s Art Museum (VCAM) that was conceived in 2016, and opened its temporary home in 2020 on Wilson Avenue, Jinja. It does run exhibitions along other activities; and in 2021 it will open for children art classes, schools visiting and visiting of schools. The Museum will be home of Kids Art Creations Program (KACP) the ground program that steers sharing the Kids Art voice in communities.

Vipawa Children’s Art Museum strongly believes that children are born artistic and need inspiration from people around them to live their dreams and discover their abilities. It is on this ground that we exist to share inspiration and a living experience of exploration through arts. Feel free to share your ideas, visit and any support is welcome

This project continues to mobilize funding to both securing land premises and construction of a permanent home that will mainly house children’s art works, innovations and exhibition space for their creativity. We continue encourage us visit and give towards the heritage in enabling children’s arts abilities. The museum is a place where children and families are in a partnership of learning through interactive exhibits and discovery.

The 2024sqm structure is to contain exhibition spaces, fashion design workspace and production, art workshops, board rooms, restaurant, KACP offices, NRC offices, Clinic, Volunteer office, Arts Hall of Fame, Children’s Art Library, play space, ICT control room, global art gallery, offices for rent, café, Museum Arts shop, information point, Music Studio space, alarm system for breach to facility, security cameras, Museum stores, staff restroom, Kids Theatre, Art research studio, Kids Animation studio, Jewelries Production, Arts Innovations and Inventions, Arts Lessons Studio, a designed gardens on the outside, artistic walls on the outside.

The project has two time frames to see its reality coming into being given the full support of funds. The first phase time frame is 5 years from (2017-2022), second phase is 3 years (2023-2026)

The first phase will comprise of partnerships and networking, fundraising platforms to raise funds for the land and construction, designing the floor plans, artistic impression of structure and bills of quantities and Museum proposal writing.

The second phase will include approval of architects and engineers; clearance with government authorities, preparation of land for construction and construction begins.

OUR VISION
Bringing children’s art to life, securing a rich heritage for African cultures. [ZEAL].

OUR MISSION
To enable children experience arts through exploring, discovery, curiosity and play.

OUR GOAL
To skillfully bridge the gap on untapped talents in Children’s Art through cultural creativity and diversity. [PASSION]

OUR PURPOSE
To promote learning, preserve children’s abilities, explore cultural creativity and diversity through exhibitions and enabled research within African communities.
We are working towards our first tangible impact that will be procuring land for the museum. We invite you join and take honor with NISSI REPHIDIM CARE in supporting our journey into a permanent new home for children’s arts .

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EXHIBITIONS
CURRENT EXHIBITION
The museum had its first exhibition open on 12th Nov – Dec 12 2020, under the theme “MY DREAM” that shares a perspective of what it means to children to dream. Children as young learners desire to become valuable and resourceful in life. This is a common expression children answering my dream is to…
This exhibition shares experience in supporting and strengthening children to believe in themselves. While the drawings displayed share various dreams and life about every child.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION
The Museum is organizing its second exhibition to open 6th March – April 10th, the exhibition will comprise of a unique collection of the artist that are giving a 50% of their works sales into the project under the theme “ MY ART DONATION”. Here we will share artworks of various artists that depict their style of work and art alongside their inspiration into donating to the VCAM project securing a permanent home. We also invite artist ready to be a part of the exhibition to email vcam@nissirephidimcare.org and we share details.