Grassroots artists from across the Waterberg showcased their stuff on the occasionb of the handing over of granst support funding in Bela-Bela recently. Photos:  TK Mashaba

Windfall for regional arts groups


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Five arts groups from across the Waterberg were granted R3000 each during an arts festival hosted by the Limpopo Federation of Community Arts Centres (Lifcac).

Lifcac chairperson, Precious Marobele, presided over the handing over ceremony held at the Bela-Bela’s Multi-Purpose Centre.

She said artists needed to be supported to take their calling seriously.

The money was earmarked for the arts groupings to open up bank accounts and start running their operations professionally.

“They are also expected to start processes to register on our database,” she said.

Arts groupings from Bela-Bela, Modimolle and Lephalale, were offered the opportunity to showcase their theatre performances, music and dance movements, largely traditional and gumboot dance.

Marobele said the event in Bela-Bela was the launching pad for similar endeavours in other regions.

She called on the government to consider increasing funding for the arts, as they provided work for practitioners.

2 years ago       28 March 2018