APMC COMPANY PROFILE

1. WHO WE ARE

APMC Online Store is a product of Arts Production and Marketing Cooperative (APMC) Limited. APMC is a profession based Organisation of Creative Artists organizations based in Malawi. APMC is a limited company incorporated according to the laws of Malawi.

2. OUR BACKGROUND

APMC was incorporated in August 2016. APMC was established through the Integrated Arts Development Project. The project was financed by the Government of Malawi, and was implemented by the Copyright Society of Malawi.

3. OUR AIM

Our main aim is to grow the creative industries by ensuring that artists have access and control over quality creation, production, distribution and promotion services that will enable them grow their creative enterprises and make economic gains.

4. WHAT ARE OUR OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the Company include:

a) To promote competitiveness of artistic products by providing high standard production and reproduction services.
b) To increase access to authentic artistic products.
c) To provide viable marketing opportunities for arts.
d) To create a network for business opportunities in the arts sector.
e) To facilitate creation and development of arts cooperatives for sustainable socio-economic development in the creative industries.
f) To promote and preserve cultural expressions.

5. WHAT IS OUR VISION

5.1. To be the leading provider of quality and affordable creation, production, marketing and distribution services for creative products.

6. WHAT PROBLEM DO WE INTEND TO SOLVE

There is a growing demand for original artistic products in most African countries including Malawi. However, due to the growing rates of piracy, it is becoming increasingly hard for consumers to access original artistic products. APMC intends to address this challenge by providing an alternative, easy to use distribution channel for various artistic works.

7. WHAT WE DO

APMC offers three main services. They include:

7.1. Marketing and Distribution Services: these include services that will assist artists make their products easily accessible by the consumers. They include:

7.1.1. Online Distribution of content: we have an online shop which we are developing
7.1.2. CD and DVD distribution: We offer CDs and DVDs for Malawian artists on wholesale.

7.2. Production and Packaging services: these are services that are concerned with the production of creative works in all their identifiable forms. They include:

7.2.1. CD and DVD production
7.2.2. DVD copy-lock
7.2.3. DVD authoring
7.2.4. Graphic Designing

7.3. Production of promotional material: These include:

7.3.1. Posters, brochures, Business Cards, Identity cards

8. OUR SHAREHOLDERS AND PARTNERS

8.1. Our Shareholding is made up of the following Arts Associations:

8.1.1. Musicians Union of Malawi,
8.1.2. Film Makers Associations of Malawi,
8.1.3. Book Publishers Association of Malawi.
8.1.4. Poetry Association of Malawi
8.1.5. National Theatre Association of Malawi
8.1.6. Malawi Folk dance music and dance society
8.1.7. Malawi writers union
8.1.8. Visual arts association of Malawi
8.1.9. Photographers association of Malawi
8.1.10. Journalists Union of Malawi

We work very closely with the Copyright Society of Malawi and Government through the Department responsible for Arts.

9. CONTACTS

Arts Production and Marketing Cooperative Ltd
C/O Copyright Society of Malawi
P.O Box 30784
Lilongwe
Email: apmcmw@gmail.com
Phone: 01 751 148
Mobile: 0999 461 540

APMC! WALUSO AKOLOLE!