The Tsumeb Arts Performance Centre was established by the Namibian Art Performance Centres association (NAPCA) to foster young artists and promote cultural growth in the region.The centre encourages members of the surrounding disadvantaged communities to take part in artistic pursuits such as painting, design and music. Local community members are employed as teachers and children’s creativity is developed.
Many of the musicians have already found employment as professional musicians or teachers in one of the three other APC’s in Namibia.The APC offers them new perspectives and opportunities to learn. Those who acquire a certain skill level have the chance to get employed as a teacher and pass on their knowledge to other students. Some are also able to earn their living as professional musicians. In addition to the musical teaching, the attendees also learn other skills that help them to cope with challenges in their daily life.