Artists urged to commerciliase


As the recently appointed National Arts Council of Botswana (NACB) settles in office, its main focus is to commercialise the creative industry.

Speaking during a three-day event dubbed, 'Art Xchange Dialogue' on Monday, NACB Director of Arts and Development, Obenne Mbaakanyi challenged artists to play their role by establishing partnerships and turning arts into businesses so as to eke a living. Mbaakanyi revealed that her organisation will be looking to promote and protect the diversity of the creative arts and cultures in the country.

She called on local artists to work together towards a common goal and have Batswana at large embrace the different cultures existent in the country. “As part of our mandate we will also be looking to provide funding to arts companies, organisations and artists through grants,” she said.

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