Govt committed to assist creative industry –

people worldwide to appreciate and experience local culture through the use of information technology.
“Virtual arts exhibition is one effective measure that will economically boost artistes, as artifacts will be bought online by viewers locally and internationally, the money raised will be given to the creators,” he said.
He said as most of the visual presentations were spearheaded by the artists themselves, this testified that more could be achieved through virtual platforms.
Paledi said prior to the visual exhibition, Ministry had also organised several activities in efforts to keep assisting artists, saying some artists in Gaborone and Francistown were assisted with recordings to keep them engaged and earning money through their talents during the first lockdown.
Moreover, he said so far, ministry had assisted 11 305 artists at a tune of more than P17 million through the relief fund and more strategies would be implemented depending on the need that might arise.
Paledi also appreciated the role played by different artists in societies, saying they reflect what happens in the everyday life.
“Our emotions respond to the rhythms of arts presented in various forms, artists need to understand this power and use it positively at all times,” he said. ENDS
Source : BOPA
Author : Chendzimu Manyepedza
Location : GABORONE
Event : 2020 Botswana Virtual Arts and Crafts Exhibition
Date : Dec 17 Thu,2020

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