Known in creative circles as the executive director of the non-profit organization for arts, social change and cultural exchange, CFAFF/For Common Good and founder of popular cultural space and social enterprise d ‘East Trinidad, East Yard – where he has his curatorial practice – Kevon Gareth Foderingham is also a personal brand vision coach for creative entrepreneurs and visual artists with a socially engaged art and coaching practice, dubbed The I AM Experiment; the creator of a line of clothing and accessories; and now, a first-time author.
On July 3, Foderingham will showcase his work and launch his first book, Things I Learned In My Thirties—Motivational Musings for Creative Millennials; screen a short film, I AM and present a capsule collection of KF x Kevon Foderingham menswear at an event called “An Evening with Kevon”.
Foderingham said: “I have chosen the moniker of Art and Social Change Advocate, which means that I am deeply committed to promoting and creating work that addresses pressing social issues and changes the way we live. see the world. For my own practice, I now use my visual arts, writing, fashion and films to support other creatives around the world.
PEACE-ful (2022) by Kevon Gareth Foderingham
He said a percentage of revenue from his art, books, fashion designs and films will be used to create a fund to provide support to Black, Indigenous (and) Creative People of Color (BIPOC) deemed most needy in certain countries around the world, who will be able to apply for small grants to support a particular creative enterprise.
Foderingham also revealed that a portion of the proceeds will also be reinvested into The I AM Experiment.
He explained that the fund will be managed by East Yard Enterprises and administered by CFAFF/For Common Good.
“I’ve gotten so used to curating and promoting the work of others and I’ve never showcased my own work to this extent. I’m thrilled and feel blessed to not only be able to share my work with the rest of the world, but also use it to make a difference,” he said.
The Kindle version of Things I Learned In My Thirties is now available for pre-order on Amazon, with paperback copies also available through Amazon and at East Yard from July 4, 2022.
The I AM exhibition, short films and fashion designs will be presented to the public at East Yard from July 4 to 9.
Cover of the book Things I Learned In My Thirties written by Kevon Gareth Foderingham