Project 11

Painting, Drawing, Craft, Pottery, Weaving and Beading exhibitions

Target Countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan (Gradually the project will be scaled up to other countries).    

Task: Carry out an awareness campaign about an upcoming exhibitions , targeting artisans, general public, key personalities/institutions, government and the media, invite exhibitors to register to have a stand at the exhibition,  identify a suitable location to hold the exhibition and acquire necessary legal clearances, plan the site, hold the exhibition, ensure exhibitors adopt online display of their items including their contacts telephone numbers in the event someone needs to contact any of them, publicize and promote the online repository of the exhibitors wares. Monitor the growth of online sales in order to design improvement techniques.

Background Information

Painting, Drawing, Craft, Pottery, Weaving and Beading exhibitions are basically the works of persons with extraordinary skills and experience. They are just gifted by nature to skillfully make these kinds of items. The potential in these talents cuts across different communities and countries but it’s yet to be exploited. If only there were better policies in place and a conducive work and financial environment in addition to helping them access more markets, then these talented men and women would turn our homes, offices, restaurants/clubs, parks and roads into beautiful sceneries. Unfortunately that is not happening at the moment. As a society we have failed our brothers and sisters who are in thse arts. As a result there isn’t much enthusiasm for many people to get involved in these arts or promote them by buying their products or providing exhibition corners. But it’s not yet too late to do something, we can help them organize exhibitions, access physical and online markets, access funding and promote their products by prevailing upon institutions and individuals who occupy a strategic positions to allow mini shops for these items in a win-win arrangement. There is so much we can do for these talents. We can try to be a bit more creative to support them. Let’s begin.

Target Countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan (Gradually the project will be scaled up to other countries).  

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