New Narrative Grantees
After a successful application process, two young Ghanaian artists and creatives were supported with a grant amount of Five thousand Pounds £5000 each to carry out projects that seek to connect UK and Ghanaian audience.
The projects, “The Exchange” by Awurabena Gaisie is centred on the use of traditional painting, specifically acrylic painting, to communicate the relationship between Africa and the UK from a lens that depicts it as one that needs to be fostered.
The Project Identity Cocktail by Nelson - centred on telling this story through the lens of an African cultural setting with characters who have been exposed to the varying cultures of other nations. The Project concept is centred on telling this story through the lens of an African cultural setting with characters who have been exposed to the varying cultures of other nations in Theatre & Dance with a spice of Spoken Word.
This project seek to address the orientations one is exposed to in our society, schools and/or workplace which makes them develop the erroneous perception about others living in a particular geographical region. The misconception, prejudice, and ignorance will certainly come to play when this subject of stereotypical narrative is tabled for discussion.
And so based on the report of the research, the story will be developed to address the main subject under discussion and other auxiliary issues that can be associated to the subject.
The output (performance) will be very simple to grasp yet very artistic and theatrical, expressing the beauty of arts. It will involve acting, spoken word/poetry, drumming, and dancing.
To help in changing the misconceptions people in UK and Africa have about each other, educate and to erase the prejudice persons in these regions hold against each other as a result of this long-standing.