‘Enriching lives through festival culture via takeovers, residences, events, workshops and programmes’
Founded by Linett Kamala, Lin Kam Art is a creative practice deeply rooted in community empowerment that engages with thousands of people across all ages each year through a range of exciting activities, programmes and events.
Examples of our work includes production for static sound systems at Notting Hill Carnival, the Lin Kam Art Sound System Futures Programme developing the next generation of leads for festivals, South Kilburn CarniVale, a music and wellbeing festival in NW London, G-Shock Radio Carnival takeover, Windrush 75: Jamaican Sound System Culture a ground-breaking cultural event at the British Museum, Kilburn Up High, a design commission for Brondesbury Bridge in Kilburn and the Gladstone Park Windrush 75 Community Tea Party, public art commission; Land Art and History Trail.
We believe the festival arts are a powerful tool for wellness
We know celebratory festival experiences have a positive impact our mental health
We want to enable everyone to thrive on festival vibes for 365 days of the year
Enriching lives through festival culture via takeovers events programmes residencies workshops
Enriching lives through festival culture
We enrich lives through public art, residencies, events and programmes using, mainly the Festival Arts as a vehicle for wellbeing and education.
Lin Kam Art was founded by Linett Kamala. She is a graduate of the University of Arts London and has over 30 years of experience delivering high quality events, residency and programmes in a variety of settings, such as community art workshops, international art trips and art consultancy. All this equates to reaching thousands of people!
We are also developing the next generation of leaders through the Lin Kam Art Sound System Futures Programme which provides a pathway into events such as the iconic Notting Hill Carnival.
All of our facilitators and artists have completed an enhanced DBS and the latest Safeguarding training. Lin Kam Art also delivers Welfare and Vulnerability Engagement (WAVE) Training to those involved in the festival industry.
For the latest updates on our activities, follow us on Instagram handles: @linett_kamala and @lin_kam_art
Lin Kam Art takes an integrated approach to the festival arts, working across a range of disciplines including art, music, performance and public art.
Each year we offer mentoring places for up to 10 young people who are supported to take up various exciting opportunities on offer through Lin Kam Art partners.
Examples include; sound system production crew member at Notting Hill Carnival, Getty Images photographers, artwork featured on Google Arts and Culture, coordinator for University of the Arts London Alumni events, free studio space at Metroland Cultures and many more!”
Lin Kam Art was established in 2016 by artist, educator & carnivalist Linett Kamala. Linett has over 30 years of experience working with organisations across all sectors and is passionate about sharing her love of festival culture with others.
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