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Hilda 2015-05-08 15:11:47
personally i would have a destination wdneidg cause seriously all the fanfare of Friends,Known and unkown frenemies being invited or rather invite themselves to the generic wdneidg in nigeria is just not for me,i'd like to keep my wdneidg personal and strictly by invitation and i would gladly pay the air fare of people i have invited and know cant afford it.having lived almost all my life away from nigeria and also having bad experiences the little while i lived there
jeremy. I think arts
Evaldo 2015-05-08 14:48:15
jeremy. I think arts and culture needs a miutxre of govt and corporate sponsorship. Think of places like the Tate Modern, Tate Britain and all the other gloriously wonderful museums that many enjoy for free in London. Any arts administrator will tell you that while private sponsorship is always welcome, what they can offer can be quite limited. What organisations like the Arts Council and the now defunct London Arts and the other regional Arts board offer is funding to explore ideas and many artists appreciate that opportunity. What would you rather have, a situation in Nigeria where govt do not fund arts and private corporations and individuals rarely ever sponsor arts?
You really make it s
Stefano 2015-05-08 13:19:31
You really make it seem so easy with your prestntaeion but I find this topic to be really something whichI think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me.I'm looking forward for your next post, I'll try to get the hang ofit!
anonymous I don't th
Iyaz 2015-05-08 12:58:21
anonymous I don't think you've thought this thuogrh. Without public-funding there would be huge holes in the culture of a city like London. In fact, you might end up with a city like Lagos, full of talented souls who are lucky if they end up as bankers or lawyers.. I'm not sure either if you actually know any beneficiaries of artistic grants - if you did, you know how grateful many are to receive support (however small) to enable them to continue with their passions. A society that does not publicly fund the arts ends up with a void at its centre, precisely where the dialogue about what constitutes a national culture should be.
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City People is avail
Niyna 2015-05-08 11:57:24
City People is available in London, Jeremy, if one knows where to go. There are quite a few outetls where the publication lands every week. I do get the occasional copy, then we pack them off with Sisi Oge when she visits. They end up having a second life on her magazine rack!mw
What Nigerian Theatr
Tusita 2015-05-08 10:49:26
What Nigerian Theatre traditions? Last I knew the argeave Nigerian didn't attend formalized, Western entertainment such as dance performances and art exhibitions because they find their cultural entertainment elsewhere in more casual settings not associated with white, western traditions. Badejo may do well to return home in the hopes that staunch public art funding supporters like yourself can encourage govt subsidy. He may even be lucky enough to attract the attention and naira of some monied ogas eager to show off his latest 'London Import'. And I still stand by my point that if you either cannot support yourself in your art/craft, then no matter how 'passionate' you are in it, it remains just that, a passion.
While I'm loathe to
Dalimin 2015-05-08 10:33:59
While I'm loathe to admit there is a lgimtieate part to be played by government in promoting the Arts, I look askance at any attempt beyond the very basics. This means if there is no yen for African Dance, let it walk into that good night.Remember, government is in the business (alas) of giving the people what they want, n'est-ce pas? If bubble gun and popcorn is what they want, then by Jove, that's what they'll get. Or, in a Democracy, the powers-that-be will soon become the powers-that-were and no self-respectin' a-hole politician wants that.The obverse is a Hitlerite "forced support" of the arts he liked. That's what happens when you have government "in charge" of the arts you see.
Ha! Of course you u
Alloel 2015-05-08 10:09:27
Ha! Of course you used to chair a dance cmnapoy ... one more block come stumbling into place. :-)What I find incredulous (but should I really? Jeremy's a dye-in-the-wool Socialist eternally affixed to the government teat) is why you think the Arts Council--assumed a government institution--is to blame for dwindling "support".If people don't want to see African Dance, why should it be "supported" anymore than say, Kabuki? If there are enough people who want to see it thrive, I'm sure they'll find a way, preferably through private means; if they're really good, they'll take off. If not, it will die the good death.You know how fickle government allotments are (even in the UK) and should be relied on as little as possible if at all.
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