The Arts Talent Africa’s (ARTTA) Covid-19 challenge organized a competition for the top 3 talented artists from across 23 African countries who will then win a cash prizes in an art challenge of painting, sculpture.
In gratitude to the sponsors Global Trusted Xchange, XPTech Power Limited, and Skytrack West Africa Services limited we are now able to offer more to talented Africans across the continent with a cash prize of $1000 (1st), $500 (2nd), and $200 (3rd) place respectively.
Applicants were to register on the official website, artstalentafrica.com before August 31st 2020. Shortlisted artists were given a set period of time to create a sculpture, painting, craft or other acceptable art form, after which the top 10 winners will be determined by a panel of judges.
Tagged ‘ARTTA COVID-19 Challenge’, the competition is bent on empowering top-notch artists aged 16 to 60 who do not have the access to funding and visibility they need to reach their goals.
Intrinsic to its name Arts Talent Africa is tagged as an online competition created to support refined artists from 23 countries affected by the Covid-19 pandemic from all regions of Africa, including; Egypt, Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria and South Africa, ensuring true pan-Africanism.
Competing artists are to create a piece on ‘The coronavirus and its effect on the African community’ as a way of supporting artists during these uncertain times.
Founded by Nkaze Aichetou Njoya, a Cameroonian, and co-founded by Melissa Ukamaka a Nigerian, the organisation was designed to revamp the art industry in their countries and Africa at large, by making it more accessible and beneficial to artists, youthful and contemporary, thus creating a community of avid lovers of art.
Melissa enthused, “Art is inherent to African culture and expression, and serves as a form of income for many youths who depend on their creativity as a lifeline, however, financing their business is often a challenge.”
She expressed that industries across Africa have been grossly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing business opportunities and revenue for many, including the art industry.
“Regardless, those with the financial capabilities have best marketed their art through exhibitions, which, in some countries might be restricted right now for health and safety reasons,” ARTTA founder Aicha acknowledged.
As such, now more than ever, she continued that ARTTA believes in the potential of African youths to convert their skills and talents to income.
“We urge all African artists to participate in this challenge, and to use this opportunity to create further wealth for themselves despite this global pandemic,” ARTTA implored.
To see our campaign search for the top artists in Africa, click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXQeuOmqykc