Practitioners in the Ghanaian creative arts industry and management members of the Arts Growth Foundation Ghana (AGFG), over the weekend, reiterated their commitment to partner with all relevant institutions and key stakeholders to revamp, strategically position and promote the Ghanaian creative arts sector.
AGFG is a registered non-governmental organization based in Accra and seeks to stimulate discussions, initiate concepts for the general development of the Ghanaian Arts and Entertainment industry through various schemes. These include building the capacity of practitioners within the Ghanaian arts space as well as creating cross-cultural experiences for Ghanaian arts practitioners.
Addressing audience at a stakeholder and media gathering held at the Coconut Grove Regency hotel in Accra, the Executive Director of AGFG, Mr. Jonathan Christopher Koney (popularly known as Chris Koney) emphasized the need to get all players within the sector to advocate for the well-being of practitioners to lead to the development of the sector.
“Marketing Ghanaian arts extensively and building of synergies between Ghanaian arts practitioners and their foreign counterparts is very important to move our creative arts sector to the next level. Founded on the conviction that the arts and creative media can awaken and release human potential in profound and unique ways, we will not relent in our effort to achieve that”, Mr Koney added.
He further stated that “the Arts Growth Foundation Ghana as a body is keen on establishing a dependable relationship among individuals, communities, artists, and organizations working to create vibrant and sustainable approaches to human prosperity”.
Membership of the AGFG is open to everyone that operates in the creative arts space such as musicians, actors and actresses, painters and artisans, poets, spoken word performers, content creators, talent managers, fashion entrepreneurs and sporting personalities.
The most recent success of the organization was in 2017 when the organization under the leadership of Mr Chris Koney worked with the Netherlands Embassy in Ghana to execute at Orange week celebrations at which Ghanaian musician Bisa Kdei was celebrated. The organization also helped with the rollout of the “Afrocentric Collection” by Ghanaian clothing line Aba & Thursday in Ghana and the United Kingdom.
More information about Arts Growth Foundation Ghana can be accessed at www.chriskoney.com/agfg