With the view to recap and evaluate events of the outgoing year and to draw a realistic framework for 2017, Arterial Network Nigeria has fixed Wednesday December 14 for its closing ceremony/ end-of-year party. The venue is at the Freedom Park Museum Lagos, from 4:00pm prompt.
The meeting is expected to attract members, intending members, partners and friends of Arterial Network who wish to benefit from the array of resources the pan African network of artists offers its teeming members from across the continent.
According to the national coordinator Ayodele Ganiu, “2016 has been a year of several accomplishments for Arterial Network in Nigeria. The closing ceremony/end-of-year party would be a moment of assessment for the outgoing year and restructuring of template for the imminent 2017. We intend spreading tentacles farther in terms of membership drive and taking campaigns further on assignments within the ambits of the Network’s mandates.”
Items on the agenda to include: Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will revolve around presentation of reports for 2016 activities in Nigeria and plans for 2017; Artwatch Africa (the artists’ rights advocacy programme of Arterial Network) will feature a panel session of human right experts and veteran artists like: Yomi Animashaun, Partner, Lawshield; Lanre Adebayo, Office of the Public Defender, Lagos State; Ade Bantu, Founder Afropolitan Vibes, Philomina Ahiable, Artwatch Africa Representative/Executive Director of Human Rights Advocacy Centre Ghana, Aremo Tope Babayemi, Coordinator Artists’ Village, amongst others; Business Meets Creativity, an interactive session between artists and the business community, will feature representatives from the Bank of Industry as well as the President of Chocolate City Group, Audu Maikori. Conversations will be centered on the topic- Creative Industry Financing: Bridging the Gap in 2017; Reception for 2016 Cultural Management Programme (CMP) graduates drawn from Lagos and Port Harcourt will be issued certificate of participation. There will be an End-of-year party to wrap up the day with a combination of live band and spoken word performances.
Arterial Network is a Pan-African network of artists, arts organisations, creative enterprises and activists engaged in capacity building, advocacy, research, cultural policy, information dissemination, publication of reports and best practice toolkits, all geared towards growing and strengthening the cultural and creative sectors in Africa, and making a contribution to democracy, human rights and development on the African continent. With its continental secretariat in Cape Town, South Africa, Arterial Network has official national chapters in 20 countries and wide representation in other parts of Africa. Arterial Network is represented in Nigeria by the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA), formally registered as CORA Arts & Cultural Foundation.
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