COSDEF Arts and Crafts Centre Who We Are

Background of COSDEF Afrts 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.

2018 National Courses
(Longer Courses)


  • Piano
  • Jewelry – Goldsmith Introduction
  • Leather Craft

2018 Short Courses
(3 weeks to 3 Months)

  • Stone setting
  • African Drumming
  • Choir Conducting
  • New Media – Graphic Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Vocal Training

Our 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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