Artbeat is a school holiday theatre arts development program aimed at 14 – 18 year old school going youth.
The previous school holiday theatre workshop involves about 35 – 40 learners from various high schools Windhoek and 5(five) workshop facilitators in the arts disciplines dance, drama, music, poetry.
The program aims at providing school going youth with performing arts skills through a 5 week period specializing in dance, drama, music, poetry during the school holidays which culminates into a play/musical consisting of all elements taught during the holidays.
The workshopped production is staged to invited schools and the public. This allows the participants an opportunity to perform their newly acquired skills in front of a paying audience as well as their parents and boost their confidence of presentations skills in front of a crowd.
Due to the limitations of only 40 participants & the costs implications involved, we have decentralized the projects to the schools so that it reaches more than 40 participants and allows children in different community’s access to extramural activities. We would then only look at facilitating the project through the schools and only the final production.