The Arts and Culture Company in partnership with the National Commission on Culture, Ghana Tourism Authority, National Folklore Board and Tourism Society of Ghana under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture officially Launched the GHANA ARTS AND CULTURE AWARDS on September 6, 2019 at the Accra Tourist Information Center, Opps. Afrikiko Restaurant and sponsored by Gihoc Distilleries Company Limited
TACC have Official opened nominations for the maiden edition of the Ghana Arts and Culture Awards (GACA2019) the awards seeks to honor and appreciate the forerunners, brands and key players who have contributed greatly to Arts and culture industry here in Ghana and beyond . This awards scheme will be based on selection of individuals who will be filing for nomination.
The award plaques were unveiled by Executive Director of National Commission on Culture, Mrs. Edna Janet Nyame and said the awards scheme was in line with her outfit’s mandate of promoting Ghanaian cultural heritage and recognizing excellence. For her, in an era where western influence has dominated the local culture and has the youth forgetting all about Ghanaian values, GACA could not have come at a better time.
“It will interest you all to know that our Ghanaian culture is replete with power and wealth, yet what prevails today is the unguarded adoption of western lifestyles or cultures by most people, especially among the youth in the name of modernity leading to the adulteration of our beautiful culture and has immensely contributed to the gradual erosion of the values of power and wealth of our cultural heritage as well as the histories of most Ghanaian communities.
“It is the obligation of the National Commission on Culture to make contributions and give our support to any cause which focuses on upholding and uplifting our Ghanaian culture by way of promoting and presenting our Ghanaian traditions and values. It is on this note that the National Commission on Culture deems it an honour to associate ourselves with the brand that sees the arts and culture as a valuable asset to Ghana,” she affirmed.
Eighteen award categories are up for grabs including; Art Festival of the Year, Traditional Music Group of the Year, Cultural Television Programme of the Year, Ghanaian Visual Artist of the Year and Cultural Heritage Entrepreneur of the Year, among others. Also included in the categories are honorary awards.
A representatives from the Arts and Culture Company, organisers of the event, Mike Frempong and Frank Saka explained the nomination process said it is done based on how positively influential the projects of these individuals and brands have been on the local arts and culture scene and A 3-9 member panel of distinguished industry leaders will vet the nominees to decide the finalists who then be subjected to public vote.
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