Perspectives on Perception with Adriano Visagie

This MYD Africa series takes a look at perspective and perceptions with Adriano Visagie,  who is not only well known as an award-winning actor in Namibian theatre, but excels in his other roles of radio host, banker and MC to mention a few.  MYD: Tell us a bit about yourself and what it is that you do. I grew up …

Patrick Sam Shares His Journey of Hope and Changing Narratives 

Season four, episode two of the MYD Africa Show features Patrick Sam, a Namibian who has done so much for both social activism in the arts and cultural sectors in Namibia.  The Chairperson of the National Arts Council of Namibia, a broadcast journalist, poet and writer amongst many other titles, Patrick shares his journey of hope and how he has …

Gaining By Starting Arts Education Early

An Arts Festival for Namibian Youth is gearing up to showcase the power of art as a means of education and social awareness. In the lead up to this festival, children were taken through workshops where different art mediums were shown to them by leading Namibian artists. From Maria Caley teaching Fashion Design to children at Hage Geingob High School, …

Guiding Economic Value in Innovation

Forging forward to build the innovative industry, is what a team of imaginative individuals are aiming at when talking Namibia’s first ever, Creative Industry Guide. The Guide is aimed at providing a map of Namibian innovation and innovators. Artists are being asked to submit their details, free of charge, to be part of this project that seeks to quantify as …

Supporting and Funding Namibian Artistic Dreams

A lack of funds is what most young Namibian artists reference as their biggest difficulty. It’s what leads many Namibian artists to working a full time job to fund their passion, their art. However collaborative opportunities are available to young artists that focus on helping artists reach their dreams. One such opportunity comes as a project spearheaded by the Goethe-Institut …