Art is Key is Chiva’s creative arts project delivered with Turtle Key Arts. The Chiva team includes associates who work with us on many projects with young people over the years who also have an interest in the creative arts, such as Bakita Kasadha.

Together Chiva and Turtle Keys support young people to share their stories and experiences of growing up with HIV, connect with their peers, and together co-produce stories and creative work with the support of the artists from Turtle Key Arts.

Art is Key this year combined some online sessions bringing a group of 18 young people together and exploring creative work and themes the group are most interested in developing. The aim is to produce a musical from the work over 2021. At the end of September, we held a residential over 3 nights. During the residential, young people continued to share stories and music and dance workshops were held with professional artists.