Good Talent, a new creative enterprise hub has said it is dedicated to elevate and promote young artists and creatives in the country through creating platforms for development and network.
Musician and creative director of Good Talent Nyokase Madise said this on Saturday at Jacaranda Cultural Centre in Blantyre during a training workshop.
Dubbed Professional Pointers for New Artists Blantyre Edition, the training workshop attracted an impressive audience of up and coming artists with a few veterans.
“As an innovative hub dedicated to elevating and promoting young artists and young creatives, we want to incubate and elevate the skills of young creatives. There are so many things about the industry that young creatives do not know and the whole point of starting these workshops is to connect young people,” Madise said.
She said a lot of young creatives were in need of knowledge to make headway in their careers and that there was a gap.
“We are looking forward to so many more. We are planning a next one in Zomba. We had our last one in Lilongwe in December. The response has been good and young people feel like they are learning and benefiting from workshops,” Madise said.
She said they failed to register more creatives because they had reached the capacity.
“We are hoping that we can create bigger platforms where everyone who would like to attend can be able to come through and learn as well as make friends and collaborate,” Madise, who was one of the facilitators alongside Anthony Kafuwa and Prince Chikweba, said.
Chikweba, who is also a manager for musician Eli Njuchi, said he was glad to share knowledge during the workshop which he described as important in this modern age.
“A lot of the time as creatives we are denied the opportunity to grow because there have not been a lot of platforms created for creatives to have conversations on the creative point of view,” he said.
Chikweba said most of the creatives do their work as a hobby and that as a result there is not much investment.
“Workshops like these are a basis where we can improve our craft, get information and this information is very vital in allowing the industry to grow,” he said.
Chikweba said all other professionals hold workshops and other sessions and it was high time creatives started doing it for growth.