The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture announced plans to support this year’s ‘Chale Wote’ Street Arts Festival with ¢300,000.
Furthermore, the Ministry stated that they will provide security to safeguard the safety of patrons at the event. This was due to the large number of people who patronised the event last year. The event surely has potential of projecting the country’s creative arts positively to the global audience.
Madam Catherine Abelema Afeku said,
“We’re giving them financial support, publicity and the Ministry’s ambit because it’s one of the major festivals for young people to showcase their visual and creative arts skills and increase the package to one million Ghana cedis.” The Festival is an alternative platform that brings art, music, design, dance and performance out into the streets and is slated for August 25-26, 2018.
The community-based festival takes place in James Town. Moreover, James Town is one of Accra’s most historic communities. The festival targets exchanges between Ghana-based and international artists creating and appreciating art together.
Over the last eight years, it had transformed the City of Accra into the most active cultural hub in the West Africa Sub-region and inspired possibilities in public space design through community supported cultural production.