Niyo Arts center is a place for creativity to thrive; a safe haven where Rwandan artists can come and experiment with their art form, be it painting, sculpture, dance, music or drumming. The artists in residence come from all over Africa, so you can expect to see a vast array of African art on display.
In addition to the art, we also host musical and theatrical performances throughout the year. Its focus is on contemporary African art, but it also has a strong foundation in traditional drumming and dance.
Art center has two specific objectives: To provide a space where Rwandan creative artists can explore their talents and express themselves freely. We offer a venue where artists from other African countries can come to share their cultures and experiences, in an atmosphere of mutual respect and collaboration.
The center recognizes that the arts have a unique power to unite people, promote empathy, build self-confidence, and catalyze social change. We offer classes in music, dance, theater, visual arts, and creative writing. The goal is to provide students with the skills and confidence they need to express themselves creatively and make positive contributions to their communities.