The Creative Industry Guide is a first for Namibia, contextualising creative economy through featured industry insights from local experts including a comprehensive listing of creative companies, organizations and professionals ranging from architecture to visual arts.

The guide is an invaluable resource, showcasing the contribution and
direction that creative vision is taking in Namibia from across all genres.

About the guide

The Creative Industry Guide is a first for Namibia, contextualising creative economy through featured industry insights from local experts, including a comprehensive listing of creative companies, organizations and professionals ranging from architecture to visual arts. The guide is an invaluable resource, showcasing the contribution and direction that creative vision is taking in Namibia from across all disciplines.

The creative industry refers to a range of economic activities, which are concerned with the generation or exploitation of knowledge and information. The creative industries have been seen to become increasingly important to economic well-being, proponents suggesting that “human creativity is the ultimate economic resource,” (Richard Florida 2002) and that “the industries of the twenty-first century will depend increasingly on the generation of knowledge through creativity and innovation” (Landry & Bianchini 1995). “The cultural and creative industries are major drivers of the economies of developed as well as developing countries. Indeed, they are among the most rapidly growing sectors worldwide. It influences income generation, job creation and export earnings. It can forge a better future for many countries around the globe”. (Ernst & Young 2016)

The industries

The Namibia Creative Industry Guide is divided into ten different industry sectors, namely:

  1. Advertising and Marketing
  2. Architecture
  3. Crafts
  4. Design: Product and Graphic
  5. Film, TV, Video, Radio & Photography
  6. Information Communication & Technology
  7. Publishing
  8. Archives, Galleries, Libraries & Museums
  9. Music, Performing & Visual Arts
  10. Creative Institutions, Services & Resources

How to use the guide

Each sector chapter is preceded by an industry insight written by a contributor or group of contributors in that field. A listing of industry disciplines with contact details follows alphabetically.

As the Creative Industry Guide project develops we aim to add more insights and hard data and so we call on all creatives and researchers who would like to contribute to contact the publishers via email.

Missing or updated directory information may also be submitted for inclusion.

The guide is aimed at:

General Public & Industry

The general public, private sector, and the wider creative industry for better access to information about service providers in Namibia and the issues that their industries face.

Government, Policymakers & Institutions

Government, policymakers and institutions may use the guide to gain further insights where creative industries in Namibia are concerned.

Creative Industry Professionals

Creative pioneers may use the guide to better understand how their fields measure up and contribute to the creative economy. It can be instrumental in the development of new projects, programs and research. The guide can also be seen as a tool to foster a more collaborative state of affairs within the Namibian creative landscape.

Audiences & Patrons

Audiences and patrons may use this guide to understand the pivotal role that they play in the development of the creative industries. By supporting local creative industries, like enrolling children in arts classes or hiring the professional services of a graphic designer, local community plays a major role in the development and growth of the Namibian creative economy. The guide may also offer information on fields of study and career opportunities.

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