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Call for applications: Finance course for African female musicians and managers

South Africa-based Zimbabwean singer and the founder of Women of the Music Business Africa (the Womb Africa), Berita, is calling on female artists and managers across the continent to register for a sponsored virtual online course titled Finance for Social Enterprises.

The training, which will be streamed from the Wits Business School in Johannesburg on 10 and 11 November, is in partnership with the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) and the Southern Africa Trust.

It is aimed at female artists and managers in the music business, who wish to develop and strengthen their knowledge in the field of philanthropy and social investment. It is designed particularly for participants who intend to equip themselves with a better understanding of finances within the sector, including how to position their enterprise in line with the requirements of funders or impact investors.

Interested participants can register by sending an email to assalimusic@gmail.com(link sends e-mail). The registration deadline is 23 October.

Requirements

  • Only female candidates should register.
  • Only female artists who have at least two years’ experience of recording and performing music.
  • Female managers who have at least two years’ experience in booking, managing and promoting artists.
  • The course is limited to 30 virtual seats.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Social enterprises and NGOs: definition and context.
  • Funding for NGOs and social enterprises.
  • Regulations, BBBEE and other frameworks.
  • Finance trends in Africa.
  • Social requirements by grant funders and impact investors.
  • Financial management.

The Womb Africa is intended for women to connect, engage and advance the music industry ecosystem across the African continent.

“This opportunity comes at a time where women are taking up space in the music business in Africa,” Berita said. “More than before, women music entrepreneurs are breaking barriers, steering their own narratives, building their own teams and conducting business. Special thanks to CASPI and the Southern Africa Trust for recognising this and investing in the economic future of the African female creatives.”

Email assalimusic@gmail.com(link sends e-mail) for more information.

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