WCC Creative Skills training in Ethiopia & Malawi

Visiting Arts held workshops for artists & creative businesses on marketing, business development & internationalisation in Addis Ababa & Lilongwe in November 2015. The team included Tom Porter, Lead Trainer, Mary Helen Young, Operations Manager, Abel Asrat and Michael Phoya, country coordinators.


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  2. We wanted the participants' ideas and experiences to come out as much or more than our own advice... Below is a brainstorm from the participants on a cultural marketing poster for Ethiopia.
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  4. Outside Ice Addis on their sunny terrace...
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  7. With Abel Asrat, Tom Porter, Selam Kebede or Mihewar online presence consultants and Mary Helen Young.
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  10. Brilliant video message from Rayhaan Joseph in our Trinidad & Tobago group to Ethiopia!
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  15. Bringing it to a close - how will they support themselves and each other as a group after this workshop?
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  18. The next day, we hosted a panel discussion with Zoma Contemporary Art Centre (Meskerem Assegued), Asni Gallery (Konjit Seyoum), Design Week Addis (Metasebia Yoseph), British Council (Alison Primrose), and Dicken Marshall.
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  21. It was a great end to the week, and then we prepared to leave for Lilongwe...
  22. Our host in Lilongwe was mHub, a creative coworking space in the capital.