Papua New Guinea

Working Sessions with University of Papua New Guinea
Working Sessions with University of Papua New Guinea
On Campus: Graduation Day Ceremony at the University of Papua New Guinea
YAH prepares their Confidence-Building Outfit Booth
YAH prepares their Confidence-Building Outfit Booth
Women's collective, ELYOK Products, brings indigenous weaving to the international marketplace
Women's Collective, ELYOK Products Markets the Indigenous Weaving Craft of Bilum Bags
Public Launch: UPNG's Empowerment Platform for Successful Female Students
Feeling Confident with YAH's C-BOB at the Public Launch for Community Projects!
Kendal Henry's Final Project for Workshop Participants
American Arts Incubator artist, Kendal Henry and local PNG artists.
American Arts Incubator artist, Kendal Henry and local PNG artists.
Kendal speaking at the Developing Male Advocates Against Gender Based Violence
Workshop and Incubation Sessions at YWCA Port Moresby
On Confidence: Youth Adolescent Health Club and Youth Against Corruption Association
Youth Adolescent Health Club Presenting Project Ideas at the Small Grants Selection
Youth Adolescent Health Club Presenting Project Ideas at the Small Grants Selection
  • Working Sessions with University of Papua New Guinea
  • YAH prepares their Confidence-Building Outfit Booth
  • Women's collective, ELYOK Products, brings indigenous weaving to the international marketplace
  • American Arts Incubator artist, Kendal Henry and local PNG artists.
  • Youth Adolescent Health Club Presenting Project Ideas at the Small Grants Selection
Papua New Guinea
Focus 
Women's Empowerment
Artist 
Connecting communities for women's rights

For four weeks starting in March 2015 Kendal Henry was in Papua New Guinea working with the local community to facilitate a series of public art projects that focused on the hot-button topic of gender equity in PNG. His visit began with the Women's Forum, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby. Next, he led a multi-day workshop that resulted in four community-driven projects as well as his own interactive digital media art project. Both the University of PNG and the YWCA partnered with American Arts Incubator to host and support these initiatives.

Community Projects 
Grantee
Youth Adolescent Health (YAH) Club
Advocating for youth empowerment with a confidence-building booth
Grantee
Melanesian Institute of Arts & Communication (MIAC) at the University of Papua New Guinea
Inspiring youth and paying tribute to female graduates through interactive installations
Grantee
YU YET Center
Facilitating empowerment and healing for young people through creative arts and yoga
Grantee
Elyok Products
Creating opportunities for women through new weaving collective