Current Project

Open Arms Music Project

05 June 2023 – 05 December 2023

The Open Arms Music Project is an initiative that aims to encourage Namibian youth to harness the potential of the music sector by professionalizing them and equipping them with the right resources, knowledge, networks and tools to actively participate in the music scene in order to build a sustainable performing arts industry.

The areas of focus will include Artist Management, Media Training, Online Music Distribution and Revenue Streams, Monetising Digital Content, Publishing and Copyright Law, Music Production, Financial Literacy & Legal Considerations etc. The capacity-building programme will be held in 6 different regions over several months.

The three-day workshop will occur from July to September in the following towns: Windhoek, Ongwediva, Swakopmund, Keetmanshoop, Rundu and Gobabis.

Day 1 - An Introduction to the Namibian Entertainment Industry by Kgosi Makaza
Day 2 - A Masterclass on Music Production by Elvo
Day 3 - Building Your Career in the Music Business by Donlu Team

At the end of the workshop one promising artist from each region will be given the opportunity to record, mix and master a lead single. Once completed the song will be uploaded on digital streaming platforms.

Each participant will be given a certificate of participation at the end of the programme that is co-signed by the expert facilitators of each area of focus.

Calendar & Registration
Hotel Destiny
20 July – 22 July 2023
Guest House Bavaria
27 July – 29 July 2023
Keetmanshoop Training Center
10 August - 12 August 2023
Vineta, Swakopmund
Cosdef Arts & Crafts Center
28 September – 30 September 2023
Gobabis Community Library
12 October – 14 October2023
Protea Hotel Fürstenhof
19 October - 21 October 2023
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Ongwediva | 20 July – 22 July 2023 | Hotel Destiny
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Rundu | 27 July – 29 July 2023 | Guest House Bavaria
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Keetmanshoop | 10 August - 12 August 2023 | Keetmanshoop Training Center
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Vineta, Swakopmund | 28 September – 30 September 2023 | Cosdef Arts & Crafts Center
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Gobabis | 12 October – 14 October2023 | Gobabis Community Library
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Windhoek | 19 October - 21 October 2023 | Protea Hotel Fürstenhof
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Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply
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