COSDEF Arts and Craft Centre

COSDEF Arts and Craft Centre

In 2009, COSDEF introduced the National Arts and Craft Project in Swakopmund. COSDEF Arts & Crafts Centre serves as a selling and value-added outlet for arts and craft products produced at COSDECs and from local producers around the country. In November 2014 the Arts & Crafts Centre’s new building was inaugurated, sponsored by MCA – Namibia.

The Centre now offers a range of short and long courses in art and craft development as well hosting its very own Namibian Craft Collection Shop & Gallery. The Centre also offers Conference & Theatre facilities, Restaurant, Catering services & Food stalls and several established Craft shops and SME Incubation units.

The Arts & Crafts Centre has 11 staff members and a Peace Corps Volunteer assisting with business development.

Courses Offered by COSDEF Arts and Craft Centre

National Courses

  • Jewellery Design & Manufacturing L2
  • Jewellery Design & Manufacturing L3
  • Fashion Design & Accessories L2
  • Visual Art, Craft & Design L2
  • Leather Craft & Design L2
  • Graphic Design L2

Short Courses (3 months)

  • Piano
  • Intro to Computer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator
  • Intro to Computer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop
  • Intro to Fashion Design: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Basic Leather Craft

Contact Details

Centre Manager: Ms. Michelle //Inixas

Phone : +264-64- 406122
Fax : +264-64-406120
Email :
Address : PO Box 4230 Vineta, Swakopmund
C/o Swakopmund Airport Road & B2/Sam Nujoma
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