Artists are one of the many groups of people being affected by the change in the way we live and work, many of whose livelihoods depend on producing and showcasing, or performing, work - things they will be impacted for some time to come.
It is noteworthy that the current situation is happening off the back of the much-celebrated Year of Return which saw millions of people come to Ghana to experience and relish in the work of artists and creatives of all kinds.
We are calling on the African Diaspora to step in where the Ghanaian government has failed, in providing much-needed support for members of the country’s art communities.
Why are we fundraising?
Globally, people are feeling the unfavourable effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; some more than others. This pandemic has exposed governments disregard for arts and creative communities.
Ghana is no different, a three-week lockdown that was imposed on two major cities in the country was lifted, 5 months ago, due to the harsh impact it was having on those who work for themselves or in sectors without special provisions and protections.
Despite a very successful Year of Return, Ghana's Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and a National Creative Arts Council have made no statement or attempt to support artists and creatives in Ghana.
How you can help?
Each application if approved is awarded a 300 cedis (grant minimum to ensure we support as many people as we can), which converts to roughly £40 and is the monthly minimum wage in Ghana, this can go a long way to help artists with their living expenses or contribute towards their craft.
Artists of all mediums based in Ghana, whose work and livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19.
Get in touch
If you have any questions related to this fund or it’s organisers please get in touch.