Invest in art, business houses advised
SUPPORT art as it has the potential to create employment and contribute positively to the country’s gross domestic product, art promoter Aaron Chungu has said.
Speaking at a press briefing in Lusaka Mr Chungu explained that business houses should consider investing in the art sector.
Mr Chungu said businesses should assist in developing the art sector into an industry.
He said banks should play a leading role in supporting art as art work can even be used as collateral as was the case in other countries.
Mr Chungu announced during the press briefing that 20 artists will from April 4 to April 16 hold an art exhibition at Lusaka golf club.
He said the exhibition was aimed at exposing Zambian artistes to both local and international markets.
Mr Chungu said the exhibition would be held on the same day when Lusaka golf club will be holding its Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO) golf tournament.
“I can confirm that we will between the 4th and 16th of April hold an art exhibition where we expect to have 20 artists participating and out of the 20 participating 4 are female and we hope that the 4 will inspire other women to participate,” he said.
And Lusaka Golf Club captain Clive Shamwana said the club was excited to have embarked on a partnership with African Inspiration.
Mr Shamwana said the art exhibition would be a big event as it would be held alongside ZANACO golf tournament which attracts numerous individuals.
He said the long-term goal of the partnership was to create a permanent art section at the golf club.
Mr Shamwana said Zambians should tell their story as they was so much to be proud about and art was a good avenue to present Zambian history.