AYA Consulting provides organisations, associations and individual clients an edge through tailored solutions.
AYA CONSULTING provides INNOVATIVE, TAILORED AND CULTURALLY SOUND Program Design & Management to artists, art practitioners, corporate entities and institutions.
WHAT WE DO
Act as project liaison with established Art, Educational and Cultural institutions in the Caribbean, West Africa and Europe
Produce grant proposals
Devise promotional campaigns & press releases
Facilitate workshops, Masterclasses, performances, as well as fundraisers
Curate contemporary art exhibitions
Direct professional photo shoots, interviews and promotional films
Customize international itineraries
WHAT WE DID
Developed a network of creative professionals committed to working together on specific projects and collaborations domestically and internationally
Partnered with Art, Educational and Cultural institutions in the Caribbean and West Africa
Provided effective templates for stakeholder presentations
Produced grant proposals with comprehensive budgetary and logistical rationale
Devised promotional campaigns, press releases and organized radio and television appearances
Facilitated workshops, performances, and benefit events inclusive of organizing catering services, sourcing multimedia equipment, acting as point of ticket sale, mobilizing a team of volunteers and interns
Curated a collective contemporary art exhibition
Directed professional photo shoots, interviews and presentational films
Customized international itineraries including airfare, accommodation and scheduled meetings and visits
Crafted presentations (written and filmed) for artist residencies and project calls
AYA CONSULTING was founded by Muna D. Lobé, a trained social anthropologist and educator with extensive international research and work experience in Europe, Africa, North America, and the Caribbean.
Our Mission at AYA Consulting is to provide customized consulting services, drawing on our expertise to perfectly meet our clients' needs. In so doing, we strive to provide an empowering and rewarding work environment and build lasting value for the wider society.
We seek to create, support and enhance programmes and projects rooted in the desire to showcase the culturally rich realities and talents of the African continent, the Caribbean and diasporic spaces across the world.
Not only is our mission strongly rooted in the principles of gender equality but also in consistently promoting gender awareness and engaging in projects with the commitment to urge women to involve themselves in the Arts, Culture and Education.
HISTORY Of Aya
In the heat of the tropics near the historically known Kingdom of Ghana, centuries of Akan women have carefully adorned their art and fashion with Adinkra symbols. A verdant refrain, the fern — AYA (pronounced as “eye–ah”) — appears and reappears, highlighting their code of beliefs, their knowledge, their attitudes and sense of organization. It refers to Endurance, Independence and Resourcefulness. The logo for AYA Consultancy is enhanced by the stylization of the symbol AYA using the VAI syllabary, a highly sophisticated syllabic writing system found in Liberia.
LET'S WORK TOGETHER
At AYA Consulting we believe that well-designed, community-oriented programs– i.e. based on the socio-cultural context and characterized by innovative and well-needed initiatives and activities – may be the best way of convincing donors, communities, governments, and the private sector to “invest” in all aspects of an organization’s growth and development. Moreover, good, clear, comprehensive planning can result in improved performance. A sound program plan provides a guide for effectively using human, material, and financial resources, enables organizations to track and document progress, clarifies desired outcomes, and reinforces common understandings and shared vision among key staff. As program designers and consultants we seek to ensure that the individuals, businesses and/or organizations we partner and work with enhance and attain unparalleled organisational effectiveness, professionalism, and commitment. We provide consulting services in the following sectors: the Arts, Culture, Language, Training and Facilitation, and International Development. We work and partner with creative individuals, academic institutions and businesses of various sizes internationally.