Art In Tanzania

Music & Dance

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania show on map
Non-profit
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founded in 2001
Art In Tanzania
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Coordinator | kari
Coordinator | kari
Art in Tanzania is developing young African musicians and dancers. We focus on traditional African music with hectic drum rhythms and dancing. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Highlights

  • Encounter the exotic African culture
  • Learn to work in a Developing country
  • Get good friends in an African village
  • Enjoy the Indian Ocean
  • Join the amazing safaris programs
Summary
Art in Tanzania is developing young musicians and dancers in Tanzania. We focus on traditional African music with hectic drum rhythms and dancing.  We are looking for western artists to join the program for cultural exchange. We are also developing school music teaching.

Details
The work picture includes working in our Mzuka Records music program, to join band rehearsals, to develop the shows, and to teach music.
At the moment, Tanzanian schools have no music instruction due to lack of resources and funding.  Art in Tanzania trains the artists to be music teachers and introduces music teaching as extra curriculum in schools.

Our New evolving program is Music Therapy as part of Art Therapy approach.
Interns are working in a team of international and Tanzanian multi-professional intern teams. We encourage innovation in the program approach.

The working hours are 6-8 hours per day from Monday to Friday. This is an ongoing program and we can adjust the starting dates.
Interns work in teams of international students and volunteer professionals. Please contact us for information on customized and personalized programming. Arts in Tanzania's internships, facilities and operations are also accessible for those with disabilities.

This program helps the Tanzanian government to include some art and music teaching to the school curriculums as it is more or less completely lacking due to the lack of capacities. It also gives work for the Tanzanian artist.

Typical day

Music and dance programs include various activities and your day is a common mix of the tasks as below.

Rehearsals. Art in Tanzania is working with top Tanzanian Dance and Music artists. You participate in the weekly rehearsals taking place commonly the days when there are no shows booked. So the program is not fixed. Rehearsals take place in various locations depending on where the shows will take place and commonly the instruments stored at that time. When it is rehearsal work it takes all day as they happen in the city area.
 
Music production is also an activity that can happen whensoever there is work even night time. That is the typical life or music artist in Tanzania.

School and other music teaching happen in school hours sometimes after as well if it is an extra curriculum activity So you need to be flexible here as well.

Music as part of Art Therapy takes place commonly at the compound you are living and it is late afternoon program.

Details on Arrival

Ongoing program choose your dates freely.

Free-time activities

During your free time, you can enjoy low-cost safaris to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and other National parks. You can join our groups climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and move on to relax at Zanzibar beaches. We have also a variety of one-day programs for short breaks as diving and snookering at the reefs, swimming with dolphins, rainforest trekking at Kilimanjaro, live African music, a variety of sports programs, craft making as batik making courses and so on. You will enjoy your stay in Tanzania.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Arts and Music at High School level
Required Documents
CV, Covering Letter and Resume
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Being talented in music and dance helps. Our Tanzanian artists the volunteers work with are highly professional and used to assist volunteers. However if one selects art teaching one needs to be about teaching methodology. Here our team will also help.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:00 - 18:00

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All program fees are charged directly by Art In Tanzania.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Art In Tanzania (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Art In Tanzania

The fee (USD 175 per week) includes accommodation, breakfast, and dinner, program guidance with orientation and 24 hours of staff presence and academic graduate team leaders for all programs.

 

The actual program is free of cost. You may have local small transfer costs.

 

For disabled participants, we can offer 24h assistance (if needed) by USD 30 per week add-on cost.

 

Cost does not include international flights, local transfers, tourist VISA, and personal purchases.

 

We provide an airport transfer which is USD 60 one-way.

Airport Pickup at Julius Nyerere International Airport

Airport transfer is USD 60 one-way

Accommodation

Our eco-compound in Madale village in Dar es Salaam area has dorms, single, double and family rooms. As an eco-compound we use our own design composting dry toilets, we collect shower water and urine and use it as "grey water" for our large garden irrigation. Construction materials include bamboo, recycled bottles and similar. This compound is located in Madale village, so it is as a countryside place but a short distance from the city as well.

We charge accommodation with breakfast and dinner only. 

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
At mainland Tanzania in Dar es Salaam we serve breakfast and dinner as accommodation inclusive. Lunches are available at nominal cost but you need to book one every morning as many people are not at the compound we cook and charge only those who are present and wish to have a lunch.

At Zanzibar and Moshi the stay is bed and breakfast.

All drinks are personal cost. Drinking water is available everywhere at low cost. At Dar es Salaam we also run a compound bar so you have easy access for drinks and snacks.

Local bars and food places are everywhere and they are low cost to eat. Also better restaurants are many and cost is affordable.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar Es Salaam. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Tanzania provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.
Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$ 175
2 weeks
$ 350
3 weeks
$ 525
4 weeks
$ 700
8 weeks
$ 875
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,200
Average fees
$ 175 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Dar es Salaam/Tanzania between 1 week and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Art In Tanzania will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Tanzania.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Art In Tanzania during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.
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