Re Bataki training empowers 12 artists and crafters

Some participants discussing about tourism value chain opportunities  during Re Bataki work shop- PIC -Lesedi Mkhutshwa
Some participants discussing about tourism value chain opportunities during Re Bataki work shop- PIC -Lesedi Mkhutshwa

FRANCISTOWN: Re Bataki organization, in collaboration with Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA), have empowered 12 local visual artist and crafters on cultural heritage tourism value chain.

The five-day training, which ended last weekend, was held under the topic, 'Crafting our heritage: Enhancing product creativity through story telling'. It was moderated by Theatre for Development Botswana. The moderator from Theatre for Development Botswana, Moemedi Makhurutha, told Arts & Culture that the workshop was designed to encourage artists and crafters to take a critical look at how they can position themselves within the tourism value chain by creating products that tell unique stories inspired by their surroundings.

He also said by developing new skills and crafting relevant stories about their history, customs, traditions and daily lives, artists and crafters stand a better chance to create and sell products that resonate well with their target markets.

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