Music In Africa Gender@Work

Gender@Work - increasing the participation of female professionals in the African music sector
Host countries
2
Duration (years)
3
Participants
15
Eligible countries
54

A PROGRAMME TO DEVELOP SKILLS OF WOMEN IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Music In Africa Gender @ Work is a pan-African, women-focused programme aimed at upskilling and increasing the participation of female professionals in the African music sector. Launched by the Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) in April 2019, the programme provides industry training, networking and lobbying opportunities for the interests of both professional and aspiring female music practitioners. Because of its pan-African nature, Gender@Work is connected to the MIAF’s ACCES music conference – a pan-African event held in a different African country every year. This connection enables the programme to reach new participants in a different African country every year.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) invites aspirant female stage managers based on the continent to apply for an...

The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF), in partnership with Goethe-Institut South Africa, is inviting cultural and creative industry stakeholders to ...

The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) is calling on aspirant stage managers in Ghana to apply for an opportunity to be...

The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) seeks an experienced trainer for a weeklong training workshop that will be held...

OVERVIEW

The broader objectives of the programme are to:

  • Provide industry training for women on critical music industry skills, focusing on:
    • Stage management
    • Electronic music production and recording
    • Music business management 
    • Technical knowledge
  • Provide a solution-based platform in the form of a round table at ACCES with a view to identify challenges, discuss opportunities and lobby for the interests of female practitioners.
  • Offer participants the opportunity to benefit from programmes offered by MIAF’s partners.
  • Increase access to educational materials.
  • Record and present training materials on the www.musicinafrica.net, including but not limited to tutorials, templates and other best-practice materials.
  • Communicate women-based themes that support the initiatives and messages of the programme.

PARTNERS