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NTN COVID-19 PROJECT

NTN OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTIC RESPONSES AND CREATIVE INTERVENTIONS- AMID THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

The National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) launches the financial relief and engagement project with the creative and cultural sector amid effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Namibia.

Like the various industries and spaces in Namibia, participants in the creative industry and cultural sector have been left vulnerable with the impact of the pandemic. Numerous projects have been called off, interrupted and postponed, affecting the livelihoods of artists, creative and cultural workers.

Thus, the NTN has launched a project titled IMPACT OF COVID-19 IN NAMIBIA: ARTISTIC RESPONSES AND CREATIVE INTERVENTIONS. The theatre openly called on freelance artists, activists, creative and cultural practitioners to propose works that were enlightening, therapeutic or innovative under the subject theme: Human Rights implications amid the effects of COVID-19 in Namibia.

The project is aimed towards:

  1. relieving some financial strains off artists, creatives and cultural workers amid the pandemic.
  2. addressing the critical connections between the arts, culture and socio-economic improvement during the pandemic.

The NTN further aims to assert that the sectors play an important roles enhancing the dignity of citizens affected by the pandemic. Moreover, arts and culture are critical to nation-building and collaborative planning during these unprecedented times.

All successful applicants will be granted with N$ 1000 each as a form of financial relief and remuneration after realizing their proposed work. Applicants were encouraged to think imaginatively and economically due to the limited grant available. Additionally, it is a requirement that all successful candidates adhere to social distancing rules and guidelines in order to curb the spread of the COVID-19.

Works will be made accessible to the public with facilitation by the NTN through digital and alternative platforms between 30 April – 30 May 2020.