The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, AfriKin creates cultural connections through masterful artistry, meaningful conversations, and community engagement. The term AfriKin is the fusion of two words — Africa and kinship. AfriKin utilizes cultural programming to highlight the importance of art and culture in the reshaping of communities. AfriKin activations and programming are focused on the development of cultural industry, advancement through strategic partnerships and kinship across ethnic lines.


AfriKin exists as an effort to create opportunities for positive transformation through thought and action sustained by academic articulations, and aesthetic imaginations for the development of cultural industries. It focuses on engagement and quality of care, championing Global Africa’s image to allow more strategic partnerships. We must use our Africanness as a basis of kinship as we bridge histories and craft futures.

AfriKin Art fair, an annual art exhibition during Art Basel Miami Beach / Miami Art Week, is a signature event of the AfriKin series. The exhibition features an array of international, emerging and mid-career artists of acclaim from the world stage. The annual exhibition and ancillary programming are created for art lovers and most sought after by collectors and curators.


Looking for a way to give back? Look no further than the AfriKin Scholarship fund! By attending AfriKin events, you can help local South Florida students further their education in the arts.

AfriKin fiscal programs are fundraisers towards AfriKin Evening of Purpose. This signature event takes place during Miami Art Week/Art Basel Miami Beach and is the culmination of a year’s worth of preparation and fundraising by the AfriKin Foundation.

The Evening of Purpose is more than just our VIP opening for the art fair – it’s an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people in our community. For each artwork sold, part of the proceeds will go towards funding scholarships for students in South Florida pursuing careers in the arts. That means that every time you purchase a work of art, you’re helping someone achieve their dreams.

How gratifying it is to be socially responsible in making a difference. Join us at the upcoming AfriKin events and see for yourself the incredible impact your contribution can have. Together, we can help local youth pursue their passions and build a brighter future for us all.

Why should you care you ask?

  • Because as human beings, one must reject the construct of race as something alien and inhuman and talk about our shared humanity.
  • One must remember that culture is about action. AfriKin presents a form of action and engagement that shows the quality of care for all life on our planet as we bridge the gap between the arts, culture and literacy.
  • AfriKin brands the name of a cohesive, contemporary, and distinctive cultural identity.
  • The concept of AfriKin helps people discover meaning in championing Global Africa through cultural heritage and lifestyle.
  • AfriKin helps us place value on our shared African origin.

Never mistake the map for the territory!

  • We are thankful to be in existence to lend our efforts toward the enrichment of the human family through the production of content, products and services that contribute toward literacy, self-awareness and more cohesive communities.

AfriKin Core Values:

    • Create safe spaces where individuals can discover contextual perspectives and useful resources for their own lives and within their communities.
    • Provide an insightful hub for associations, creatives, interconnected families, companies, collectives and institutions.
    • Develop programs that inform, invigorate, and invest in the participants as we step together in advancement and growth.
    • Support a new identity created by a generation of future-focused, global citizens through transcultural exchange, creative programming and positive media.

Core Values Continued:

  • Fundamental values are renewed to share different perspectives on the future as a global society whilst grounded in the deepest roots.
  • Discussion on the necessity of love as a unifying force in communities and in the world is a central theme of focus for AfriKin — love and forgiveness for self and others.
  • The kinship gives courage to remove barriers that creates division and in fostering understanding of differences and respect for humanity.
  • The transformative effect of creative effort/energy on societal progress has been a motivating factor in the development of the programming.

African origins binds all together in kinship, stemming from one root geographical source point. Scientists have long concluded that human civilization originated in Africa. It is the acknowledgment of this reality that birthed AfriKin. It is a hope that paves the way to see WHY what is being done is so important.

Check out the Youtube Transcultural playlist to gain some insight on what to expect at the AfriKin Transcultural experience.


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