Cultural activity in Kenya often goes unrecorded because of a lack of resources or organisational capacity; it is more likely that cultural production organised or facilitated by overseas cultural institutes based in Kenya is better resourced and recorded.

Music, dance, drama, literary production or discussion of contemporary issues and research papers often feature in programmes developed by overseas institutes in Kenya such as the British Council, the Alliance Francaise, the Goethe Institut and the Heinrich Boll Foundation. Their websites often provide useful leads and insights into this area of activity in urban Kenya.