Manchester’s African-led arts organisation Amani Collective is using 2020’s wealth of downtime to help creatives working in the African arts boost their creative skills with a range of free online courses. The collective – which develops and promotes artists of African genres whilst creating platforms on which to showcase their work to wider audiences – aims to use arts and culture as a wellbeing tool, promoting social change through creativity. Throughout late September and into early October, Amani will be hosting a trio of free-to-attend online workshops focusing on a range of diverse and digital creative skills.

On Friday 25 September, creator of immersive and democratic online experiences Maya Chowdhry will be leading a course on website design, specifically catering for artists and performers working in the African arts. A few days later on Sunday 27 September, artists, musicians and performers can give their skills in mixing electronic music a tune up by attending a free online workshop led by guitarist, percussionist and music technologist JayDev. Finally, on Friday 2 October, video editing takes centre stage, as filmmaker and creative producer Kooj Chuhan shares insights from his 30 year-strong career in the production industry during another free digital workshop.

Attendees do not have to be of African heritage to take part in these sessions but must be working within the field of African arts. Each of the events listed above will be delivered by Zoom to ensure social distancing and participant safety. For full information on each of the free creative workshops – and to register your interest – follow the booking link below.

Wed 23 Sep, Various Dates, Free
Edward Lane
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Wed 23 Sep 2020