Arts Council, Dept of Heritage and Arts takes integrated approach
28 May, 2019, 5:45 pm
THE Fiji Arts Council (FAC) together with the support of the Department of Heritage and Arts is now taking an integrated approach in addressing the needs of artisans in Fiji.
Fiji Arts Council director Peni Cavuilagi said “This is done through developing artistic skills at the community level through its community based crafts, development workshops, organizing exhibitions around Fiji.”
“It also provides them the platform to showcase their talents, mentoring them to reach the desired level of excellence in their final output to be able to qualify for excellence in their final output which will then enable them to qualify for the Fijian Made license and develop skills for them to become entrepreneurs,” Mr Cavuilagi said.
Meanwhile Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Rosy Akbar while speaking at the Fiji Arts Council Entrepreneurship workshop today said “Government will work towards developing frameworks and effective policies that will further enhance the cultural sector. Budgetary provisions will ensure that artists such as yourselves continue to thrive in the work that you do thus contributing to economic sustainability and empowerment.”
Ms Akbar said Government will continue to collaborate with statutory bodies such as the Fiji Arts Council through the Department of Heritage and Arts to deliver key deliverables that contribute to the economic growth of the country.