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Developing skills and self-expression through mural design, and highlighting the importance of visual art

  • Amount funded: £8,000
  • Year: 2022
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Locations: Tonga
  • Grant stream: Creative grants
Issue

Communities in Tonga have little exposure to contemporary art and the power of art as a means of self-expression.

Project partners
Selekā International
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How we are helping

By supporting a project that will enable young artists to express themselves and strengthen their artistic skills, while creating a highly visible and accessible installation of contemporary art to encourage dialogue and interest in the arts among local communities in Tonga.

About the project

The project will use mural design as a vehicle for young artists to express their ideas while developing their creative skills and artistic vision. Under the supervision of Tongan artist Tevita Latu, participating artists will design and paint murals, including on abandoned or derelict buildings and involving the local community.

Project Partners
Selekā International

Selekā International is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote and encourage art and to offer a platform for Tongan youth to express themselves through art, contributing positively to the wider community and to Tongan art being made visible internationally.

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