Albers Foundation celebrates the second anniversary of Thread
Thread, the cultural center and artists' residency in Sinthian, Senegal, celebrates its second anniversary. Since opening in 2015, the center has hosted 36 different artists from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and the United States, most of whom have engaged with the Sinthian community by offering workshops, learning local techniques, or collaborating on site-specific projects.
Thread is also an important venue in the village for markets, study halls, cultural performances, meetings, and agricultural training. The latter has already had a profound impact on life in the village; a collective of 140 local women are using the skills they learned at Thread to grow enough food for their families to last throughout the dry season, and are earning income from the surplus, too.
The Albers Foundation and its philanthropic affiliate Le Korsa, which focuses on medical and educational facilities in rural Senegal, support Thread and bring together creative resources to help alleviate challenges of the region. For more information, visit thread-senegal.org and aflk.org.