12 APPLICANTS SELECTED - TOT SOUTHERN AFRICAPROJECTS
Twelve arts and culture practitioners representing ten Southern African countries have been selected to participate in the African Arts Institute’s first Cultural Leadership Train-the-trainer programme in Johannesburg during May.
The three-year programme, which will be replicated in East, West, Central and North Africa later this year, is presented by AFAI, in collaboration with Goethe-Institut and four continental partners: GoDown Arts in Nairobi, Kenya, Groupe 30 Afrique in Senegal, Doual’art in Cameroon and Cassamoire in Morocco. The project is funded by the European Union’s Investing in People programme.
The participants are:
- João Chagas (Angola)
- Thabiso Mashaba (Botswana)
- Jesmael Mataga (Lesotho)
- Michael Phoya (Malawi)
- Ofelia da Silva (Mozambique)
- Lucrecio Macuacua (Mozambique)
- Ricky Khaxab (Namibia)
- Ukhona Mlandu (South Africa)
- James Mabela (South Africa)
- Bonsile Mamba (Swaziland)
- Prince Lamba (Zambia)
- Baya Raisedon (Zimbabwe)
The course will be facilitated by Avril Joffe, industry strategist, trainer, researcher and policy advisor specializing in the creative economy in Africa. Ms Joffe is also an appointed UNESCO “Cultural expert”. Participants will be trained as trainers in Cultural Leadership, Governance and Entrepreneurship, as well as Arts Marketing, Fundraising, Advocacy and Project Management, and using a series of Toolkits developed by Arterial Network.
Similar to the Southern African Training Hub serving 10 Southern African countries, hubs will be established in Morocco, serving 6 North Africa countries; in Senegal, serving 15 West African countries; in Cameroon, serving 9 Central African countries; and in Kenya, serving 13 East African countries.