Calling all artists, creatives and cultural workers in Ethiopia and Malawi!
We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the World Cultures Connect Creative Skills
training programme for arts practitioners delivered by Visiting Arts
in partnership with the Africa Centre
, South Africa in Addis Ababa from November 11-13 and Lilongwe from November 17-19.
The workshop aims to increase artists’ and creative practitioners’ awareness and knowledge of the platforms, tools and opportunities that exist for communicating and promoting their work to local & international audiences & partners. The workshop will be an opportunity for participants to reflect on their current practice and explore:
•how to access local and international markets
•how to develop professional development, marketing and business plans
•the benefits of digital tools, networks and innovations
•new opportunities for connecting and collaborating with audiences and partners
The workshop will be facilitated by an experienced international trainer but will be led by participants’ own experiences, current projects and relevant case studies. Participants will be tasked with developing a professional development plan through the two days. WCC Creative Skills will provide mentoring sessions after the training to track and support progress against the participant’s goals.
Visiting Arts Lead Trainer, Tom Porter, is an experienced business and programme manager who has delivered training on a range of topics from festival management to new media skills for NGOs. Porter served as Head of Arts South Africa for the British Council from 2012-2015 and has delivered training in Moshi, Tanzania and Khartoum, Sudan through his consultancy Bokamoso Limited.
In August 2016 as a final stage of the programme, there will be an opportunity for selected workshop participants to convene in the UK for a networking week and to showcase their work during the Edinburgh Festivals. The results of the programme will be shared during this time at Visiting Arts annual International Producers’ Breakfast in partnership with Creative Scotland.
Interested? Apply Now! Complete the online form and submit your CV via these links:
The deadline for applications is Friday October 16, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified on 22 October (Ethiopia) and 26 October (Malawi), and will be required to undertake short submission tasks once selected.
Creative Skills is part of a larger project, Culture Works Connections
, connecting artists across Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific to international networks, with additional partners The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Trinidad and Tobago, and The Pacific Arts and Culture Foundation in Suva, Fiji. The initiative is funded by the ACP Cultures+ ACP-EU Support Programme to ACP Cultural Sectors, financed by the European Union and implemented by the ACP Group of States, and aims to build a community and lasting network of creative businesses in more than fifteen countries in the Pacific, the Caribbean and Africa over three years from 2014-2017.