Known in creative circles as the executive director of non-profit arts, social change and cultural exchange organisation, CFAFF/For Common Good and founder of East Trinidad’s popular cultural space and social enterprise, East Yard—where he carries out his curatorial practice—Kevon Gareth Foderingham is also a personal brand visioning coach for creative entrepreneurs and visual artists with a socially engaged art and coaching practice, dubbed The I AM Experiment; the designer of an apparel and accessories line; 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 KF x Kevon Foderingham menswear capsule collection at an event titled “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 see the world. For my own practice I am now using my visual art, writing, fashion and film 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 establish a fund to provide support to black, indigenous, (and) people of colour (BIPOC) creatives deemed most in need from select countries across the world, who will be able to apply for small bursaries to support a particular creative venture.
Foderingham also revealed that some of the revenue will also be reinvested into The I AM Experiment.
He explained that the fund will be managed by East Yard Enterprises and administered through CFAFF/For Common Good.
“I have become so accustomed to curating and promoting the work of others and have never showcased my own work to this extent. I am excited and feel blessed that I am not only able to share my work with the wider 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 via Amazon and at East Yard from July 4, 2022.
The I AM Exhibition, short film and fashion designs will be on display to the public at East Yard from July 4 - July 9.
Cover of the book Things I Learned In My Thirties written by Kevon Gareth Foderingham