With the leisure business reeling from Covid-19, ‘The Thapong Artist of the 12 months’ competitors is seeking to present somewhat aid with a bumper payday.
To be held below the theme ‘Go jewa artwork – exhibit your finest work and win’, a report P50, 000 awaits this 12 months’s winner.
The award ceremonies will happen at its conventional host venue, Thapong Visible Arts Centre and though a date for the occasion has not but been set, the deadline for submission is slated for 31 October.
The sixteenth version of the awards will coincide with the BTC Phonebook Cowl competitors, an initiative the place the profitable design is price a cool P50, 000.
Chatting with Voice Leisure this week, BTC Company Communications and PR Supervisor, Golekanye Molapisi defined they had been determined to present again to native artists following one of the vital difficult years in latest historical past.
“We’re excited to be collaborating with Thapong Visible Arts Centre in empowering artists but once more particularly this 12 months when the inventive business has been hit laborious by the Covid-19 pandemic. Most creatives didn’t handle to create revenue up to now 9 months because of the pandemic. This is a chance for BTC and Thapong to present again and assist cushion the impression the virus has had on the business.”
The 2021 Cellphone Ebook Cowl design competitors for younger creatives is themed, ‘Turning a International Problem into Native Alternatives with BTC@40’.
The competitions kind a part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the 2 events in the direction of the promotion of the humanities and artistic sector in Botswana to the tune of P1.7 million.
Highlighting why he was so determined for the awards to happen this 12 months, the Heart Coordinator, Reginald Bakwena mentioned, “We actually need these awards to occur to waken the business.
“You possibly can think about this 12 months we’ve solely had three exhibitions, which is extraordinary in our historical past. So with these awards, we hope to inject somewhat of revenue again into the business.”
Final 12 months, the BTC Cellphone Ebook Cowl competitors was received by Lambert Baikakedi of Kgari Sechele II Senior Secondary College who walked away with P40, 000.
Phenyo Moatlhodi, a gifted ceramist, was topped the 2019 Artist of The 12 months, taking house P45, 000 for his clay masterpiece, title ‘Marakanelong’.
As is custom, the awards are open to Thapong Visible Arts Centre members from completely different artwork disciplines, together with younger artist, pictures, printmaking, portray, set up, graphic design and sculpture.