Low levels of professionalism among artists and operators, no statutory regulation of the cultural professions and under use of cultural diversity plague the creative industries in Ghana
How are we helping
Supporting a plan to guide the country’s cultural development stakeholders in their work, as well as increase collaboration between the state and civil society groups working to promote the cultural industries
About the project
Challenges such as low levels of professionalism among artists and operators in the sector; the lack of recognition and statutory regulation of the cultural professions; limited institutional capacity within the Ministry of Culture; underuse of the potential of the country’s cultural diversity; and the lack of social protection for cultural practitioners are all need to be addressed.
The Centre for Ewe Language and Cultural Research (CEFOELAC) is developing a plan to guide the country’s cultural development stakeholders in their work, as well as increase collaboration between the state and civil society groups working to promote the cultural industries in Ghana.
Since 2000, the Centre for Ewe Language and Cultural Research has been advocating for the use of culture in development in Ghana. It has worked with the Ministry of Culture to develop a curriculum of study on culture and development in tertiary institutions. In addition to having close ties and collaborating with local and international organisations on cultural issues, the centre is also a member of the local network of cultural practitioners that organised the first ever culture and arts competition in the Volta region of Ghana.
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