Namibian artists have been given N$5,5m as relief fund to weather the Covid-19 storm.
The artists are among those whose businesses have been decimated by the virus because most if not all entertainment places are still closed.
The education ministry, however, has come to the rescue with a N$5,5m relief fund that will help with training among other things.
To be provided over three months, the fund is meant to contribute and promote the arts and culture in the country.
A 7-member committee comprising two education ministry representatives, three from the public and 2 from the National Arts Council, will be selected to approve applications.
Unveiling the fund in Windhoek, education minister Anna Nghipondoka said this was a temporary relief fund for all arts practitioners.
According to Nghipondoka, the fund is meant to encourage artists to continue being creative, and to use the digital platforms for promoting and sharing their work.