Training Programmes for Rural Youth

Exposing Young Minds to Africa Through:

Exposing young minds to Africa through Young Writers’ Lab

The two weeks’ intensive writing workshop where 10 writers become residence artists working with professional writers in producing plays working from their existing works culminates in a script-reading session and dialogue with the audience.

Children & Youth Empowerment through education and development

 A 10-month programme where children are trained during weekends on different art forms by different trainers from diverse backgrounds in South Africa and on the continent, it builds up to a children’s festival in November.

Telling Stories through the Camera

It’s a three-month programme, in partnership with Durban AFDA, that focuses on training the youth in acting and writing in order to tell authentic stories from the African perspective.

Music Masterclasses

In the four weeks of music masterclasses conducted by music maestros such as Madala Kunene, Mbuso Khoza, Sibongile Khumalo, Themba Mkhize and music organisations such as SAMRO and KHUMISA, artists are moulded for both music excellence and business.

Schools Development

Schools are a major part of audience development. Investing in the future audience, we offer schools with set works, African stories and introduce them to African symbols. It entails live performances of set works, African stories and special themes for primary and high schools.

Artists in Schools

In-class collaboration between artists, and arts and culture educators to equip teachers with skills to teach arts with confidence.

Youth Entrepreneurial Opportunities Workshops

The youth is trained on rights and contracts, marketing and publicity, IT in the arts, arts as a business, financial literacy, handling the media, funding and branding.

Youth Heritage Enrichment

Cultural heritage tours for schools to teach children about Pan Africanism, African symbols, African artists and crafts is at the core of this programme.

Fashion Development

It’s a six-month mentorship programme on African fashion, interior design, shows/exhibitions that culminates in an Afro chic show that showcases the fashion and crafts of the continent.

Schools Photography

The nine-month photography programme is meant to skill learners in digital media to narrate stories through photography.