Friday, 13 January 2012

Grand Opportunity for Cultural Troupes to Participate at the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea 12th May - 12th August, 2012


Kenya is among the more than 100 Countries and International Organizations, which will participate at the World Exposition 2012 in Yeosu Korea to be held from May 12th through to 12th August 2012.

Kenya will be showcasing her trade, investment and tourism products, investment opportunities, and culture.

The Export Promotion Council (EPC) in collaboration with relevant public and private sector institutions and the academia is coordinating Kenya’s preparations and participation at this World Exposition.

World Expositions are global forums for exchange of ideas and information that foster better understanding amongst the people of the world.


The world Exposition (EXPO) 2012 in Yeosu South Koreas’ theme is ‘The Living Ocean and Coast, Diversity of resources and sustainable Activities’ which seeks to demonstrate the diversity of resources and sustainable socio-economic activities in the living oceans and coastline.

In line with this, we derived Kenya’s theme statement for the event. Which will be ‘Our Ocean and Coast: Yesterdays Gateway of Tomorrow’ which will demonstrate the country’s distinctively rich cultures, trade, business, tourism and productive ecosystems.

During the Expo countries are afforded the opportunity to showcase their culture and interpretation of the theme through performances.

To this end, we are seeking a cultural performance troupe that takes to heart this theme and tailors its act accordingly. The cultural troupe should be able to showcase the country’s distinctively rich culture and depict the Expo theme but more importantly the Kenyan Theme.

Participation requirements
  • The cultural troupe must have no more than 10 members including the troupe manager.
  • All group participants must be over 18.
  • The group must possess the relevant legal documents e.g. passports, identity cards, yellow fever certificate
  • The group should be able to fund certain expenses pertaining to their travel (i.e. Visa fees)
  • The group should display a professional approach to their presentations and general conduct.
  • The group must be creative, dynamic and be able to perform a variety of activities.
  • The group must be able to understand, interpret and incorporate the theme through their performances.
  • The group also must be able to perform traditional, contemporary and modern arts.
  • The group through their performances must be able to showcase the diverse culture Kenya has to offer.
  • The group through their performances must be able to attract intrest, fixate a crowd and communicate effectively the merits of our nation.
  • The group’s management must have achieved at least O level of education and provide a copy of certification upon application.
  • The group must have performance experience (Provide supporting materials i.e. copies of contract, pictures, videos)
The groups meeting these criteria are invited to apply for considerations with a non refundable application fee of Kshs. 500.


Each troupe shortlisted for auditions will prepare a 15 minute presentation interpreting the theme to help in the evaluation process.

Upon successful auditioning and contract signing the selected troupe will be entitled to the following for 7 days in June 2012 in Korea to perform at the EXPO, including at the Kenya National Day and the associated events:
  • Air tickets to and from the EXPO.
  • Accommodation.
  • Transport to and from the EXPO
  • Entrance on to the EXPO site
  • A stipend allowance.
  • Shipment of their instruments and performance materials to the EXPO and back to Kenya
Interested groups are invited to apply for participation by completing and submitting, together with requisite documents, application forms which may be obtained from EPC offices at Anniversary Towers, 16th floor University Way and our Regional Offices in Mombasa, Eldoret and JKIA during working hours.

The application form can be also be downloaded from the EPC website.

Duly completed application forms should be returned addressed to the Chief Executive, on or before 3rd February 2012.

The Chief Executive
Export Promotion Council,
P.O. Box 40247-00100
Tel: 254 20 228534 – 8
Fax 254 20 228539, 218013

Regional Manager
Coast Region
P.O. Box 90143 – 80100
Tel: 254 -014-2319247

Regional Manager
Western Region
P.O. Box 853
Tel: 254 -053-2030154/164


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