CDEA offers non-formal education through CDEA’s Creative Economy Incubator. The Incubator has two components:  Audio-visual and Design. The audio-visual Incubator  targets youth who are  emerging musicians and filmmakers, while the design incubator targets young  fashion and accessories designers as well as home décor interior designers working with artisans in Tanzania and East Africa.

The incubator activities are carried out through technical and business development skills support, including tools and approaches such as the use of an e-learning portal  and showcasing opportunities.

The incubator works collaboratively with schools, colleges, institutions and universities offering creative arts education. To scale up our work, we shall work through partnerships.

CDEA’s Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) Initiative is on the job learning, during which a student is expected to master a set of skills or competencies. SWL is important because with on-going and sometimes rapid changes in many industries, employers are often faced with difficulties finding skilled and experienced employees. Accepting SWL  placements is one way that CDEA can contribute to training Tanzania’s and their own future workforce. SWL also facilitates better links between employers, educational institutions and the community. Currently, students from arts, culture and creative  and media courses  access  the SWL placement opportunities  through  student internships, whilst at university or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college.

However, the  SWL also offers placements in form of volunteering, work experience placement, general internships, traineeships and apprenticeships.