African Arts;a sector still at cross-roads- A

By Andrew I Kazibwe

Cross-roads!, yes indeed, comparing with how much the rest of the other sectors are developing.

A variety of rich creative acts fill the arts sector, yet a challenge still is in promoting and further developing them faces today’s governments.
Shame faces most governments as today the youth dominate in population-which wouldn’t be the problem (since to them and upon, nations rely ), but the growing unemployment, poverty and high crime gap.

Within our African education systems, the few countries whose learning institutions have introduced courses in Music, Dance, Drama, Music management, Theatre production, Film scripting and directing haven’t further defended these course- that is giving the public strong reasons to strive towards taking on such courses.

A scene from a play at Ubumuntu Arts Festival in Kigali 2015
A scene from a play at Ubumuntu Arts Festival in Kigali 2015

Most governments have made it plain for public to predict their next moves. For instance, a government will act quickly in its interest at levying any field that has proven lucrative-even without supporting its roots (or evolution), this further scares of the few budding sectors, since a creation of insecurity is vivid.

African governments would further create or further support job creation for these fields, if they fore see the potential creative arts sector hold. Potential not only in beautifying through fashion and architecture, not only in entertaining the stressed CEOs but promoting the nations’ images, heritage and more is the creation of employment for the youth.

Ever imagined how many jobs can be created under each sector under the Arts?

Andrew Israel Kazibwe is an African Rwandan-based freelance Journalist , a learner, Arts enthusiast and advocate. Passionate about what goes on within lives, he shares whats within, around and closer to you. Its an Insight!!!

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