Members of the creative arts have been called upon to fully support the Atuu Festival of Arts to be launched next month on August 19 at the Golden Tulip Hotel. The call was made by the chairman of the Joint Committee of Collection Management Organizations (JCCMOs) during a meeting with members of the three collection management organizations in the country. The meeting forms part of stakeholder consultations on the upcoming Atuu Festival of Arts slated for next year.
A member of the Festival Planning Committee, Abeiku Aggrey briefed the meeting on the preparations so far for the launch of the festival. In his remarks, he spoke about the vision of the committee in establishing the festival and objectives they intend to achieve. According to him, the festival is intended to the enrich the creative arts and cultural lives of the people of Ghana, put the country on the global map as a major cultural and arts destination and expose and integrate local artistes or rights owners to the international scene of entertainment, arts and culture.
Abeiku Aggrey indicated that the festival would have feature symposiums, workshops and performances.
Participants at the meeting called for an all hands on deck approach to ensure that the festival is an overwhelming success and is sustainable.
Present at the meeting were the three chairmen of the collection management organizations – Rex Omar of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO), Richard Prempeh of Audio Visual Rights Society of Ghana (ARSOG).
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