Jim Chuchu is an artist and musician living and working in Nairobi.

He's also a TED Fellow and 1/4 of alt-electropop outfit Just a Band. Previously, he's co-founded The Nest Collective and HEVA, directed films such as the queer anthology feature Stories of Our Lives, and contributed to the International Inventories Programme.

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East African fund that invests in the creative economy sector in the East African region - offering dedicated finance, business support and knowledge facility for creative industries.

Learn more at hevafund.com
Fight for Food - Docuseries and Exhibition
Fight for Food takes a closer look at the farmers, scientists and cultural activists fighting to preserve Kenya’s food cultures—and the forces working to take control of the country’s food systems.

Learn more at fightforfood.org
Just a Band
Organic alt-Nairobi sounds since 2007. echo: dawn is streaming now.

Learn more at justa.band
TED Fellow (2021)
Jim became a TED Fellow in 2021, for which he gave this talk about the contentious presence of African artifacts in Western museums.
International Inventories Programme (IIP)
An international research and database project investigating the presence of Kenyan cultural objects in institutions across the globe. Between 2018-2021, the project catalogued an inventory of more than 32,000 objects.

Learn more at inventoriesprogramme.org
The Nest Collective
Nairobi-based multidisciplinary collective working with film, fashion, music and more.

Learn more at thisisthenest.com