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Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:31 - Updated Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:31

Ministry of Culture analyses support fund for artists

Luanda - The minister of Culture, Carolina Cerqueira said in Luanda that to support Angolan artists after their retirement age or with health needs, the Government through the Ministry of Culture thinks about creating a support fund, a mutual association or integration into a social fund.

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Minister of Culture, Carolina Cerqueira, hands out certificate and statuette of national culture and arts award 2017 to plastic artist, Horácio Mesquita

Photo: Rosário dos Santos

It is intended, according to the minister, to give dignity to the artists who throughout their lives have given everything for the valorization, expansion and dissemination of the Angolan culture and that often, due to several problems, are conditioned or marginalized.

To this end, the ministerial department of culture hopes to have the participation of partners and patrons to help solve the problems that the artistic class faces daily.

Carolina Cerqueira, who was speaking at the New Year greetings ceremony that brought together workers and cultural agents, said that the head of Government, President João Lourenço, shares this concern and there is a commitment to respond to the concerns presented by artists in this area.

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