About Us

Our agenda is simply to promote the arts in Ghana by providing a forum for intellectual dialogue on the state of the visual arts. We will highlight and share innovative artistic creations by resident and diasporan Ghanaian artistes through reviews and reports while acknowledging the major players and supporters of the arts in Ghana. We also publish books and catalogues on the arts, curate/organize exhibitions, workshops and seminars. Our activities equally encompass exchange/internship programmes as well as collaborations with arts organizations throughout the world. We will equally initiate an annual lecture on the state of the arts in Ghana.

Vision

Help create a viable and sustainable forum that would ensure effective dissemination of artistic creations and intellectual discourses relating to the arts.
Ensure the development of the creative sector in Ghana through objective critique that will in turn inform Ghanaians about the potential and indeed the role of the visual arts in the development of the economy.

The Team

John Owoo
Educated at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (Accra) and the Indian Institute of Mass Communications (New Delhi), Owoo has been working as a freelance cultural journalist since 1997. His deep knowledge and interest in the arts has enabled him to make significant contributions to newspapers, magazines, catalogues and websites in several parts of the world. Owoo speaks fluent French and German.
Alfred Tamakloe
Currently a freelance journalist based in Copenhagen (Denmark), Tamakloe has written extensively for Djembe / Kristeligt Dagblad (Denmark) a multicultural magazine as well as The Ghanaian Times / Weekly Spectator (Ghana). He was educated at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (Ghana) and Birmingham City University (United Kingdom). Tamakloe is also a co-presenter on Radio Vestebro, which is based in Copenhagen.

Advisory Board

Patricia
Educated at the Seminole Community College / Florida State Community College (Jacksonville) and mastering in Psychology, Jones has spent several years in the North East Florida area of St. Johns / St. Augustine as a Culture Arts Advocate and Promoter. She is a volunteer for several cultural groups and engages in research / documentation of events related to the arts. Currently representing the Gullaha Geechee Group Inc, / Sea Community Help Resource Inc, Jones has assisted diverse artistic groups in Ghana.
PaJohn
With expertise in media and event management, Dadson has used his wide network in Ghana’s social circles to assist individuals and organizations with their communications solutions. Educated at Greenhill College (GIMPA), he has over 20 years of hands-on experience in public relations and worked as a writer/journalist for diverse magazines and newspapers in Ghana and beyond.
Caroline Hoffman
A veteran arts promoter, photographer and artist, Hoffman worked for over 20 years with Mundial Productions, a cultural outfit based in Tilburg (Holland), where she arranged over 200 performance tours from all parts of the world. She has photographs from diverse artistes and cultures in her rich portfolio.
Baba Abdulai
An African Development Education Fellow to Ireland, Abdulai was educated at the Ghana Institute of Journalism. He has written extensively for Djembe magazine/Arhus Stiffende (Denmark), West Africa magazine in the UK, African Agenda magazine of the Third World Network, The New Ghanaian newspaper in Washington DC. He is currently the editor of The Weekend Finder newspaper in Ghana.
Beth Haining
Currently the CEO of Global Harmony (United Kingdom), Haining is a music promoter/manager and has been working with artistes from Ghana and several other countries. Also a child protection/social worker, she is working with artistes to employ the use of music as a tool for education on domestic abuse.
Akoi Jackson
Akoi Jackson has an MFA in Painting and Sculpture from the College of Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (Ghana). His work/writings have over the years, followed the development of contemporary Ghanaian/African art and culture while interrogating hybrid post-colonial African identities through ephemeral makeshift memorials.
Sharon Owoo
Educated at the University of Ghana (Legon), University of Leeds (United Kingdom) and the Ghana School of Law (Accra), Owoo is currently an attorney in Accra. She has keen interest in issues relating to copyright and entertainment law, creation of cultural cities in Africa and the development of Ghana’s creative economy.
Edmund Nathan
A human resource practitioner / consultant, Nathan was educated at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Kumasi) and the Central University College (Accra). He has a vast experience in working for clients in various industries in Ghana with intense interest in human relations as well as the creative sector in Africa.

 

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