Renewal of Arts Scheme seeks to boost Guyanese spirits

—Dept of Social Cohesion to unveil proposal

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Department of Social Cohesion is planning to unveil a proposal entitled the Renewal Arts Scheme which seeks to maintain national morale and heighten public spirits amid the COVID-19 pandemic, through the Arts.

This was disclosed by Minister of Social Cohesion, the Hon. Dr. George Norton in an interview with DPI.


Minister of Social Cohesion Hon. Dr. George Norton

“The proposal seeks to comprehensively cater for cultural expressions in all forms of art and refers directly to the performing arts, dance, theatre music, Literary arts, prose poetry, culinary arts particularly our local dishes, visual arts, painting, sculpture, digital arts, photography and of course craft,” he detailed.

Additionally, the proposal will focus on Guyanese folklore, architecture, monuments, history and religion.

The Social Cohesion Minister pointed out that Renewal of Arts Scheme will be hosted in conjunction with the online observations for Guyana’s 54th Independence

“Our 54th Independence anniversary celebration will be held aside from this. We would also be taking consideration of our other national days or national events,” he said.

Taking into consideration the necessary measures that have been implemented by the National COVID-19 Taskforce, the department will be hosting these activities online on various social media platforms. They also plan to utilise print and electronic media.

Minister Norton noted that while the COIVD-19 pandemic has caused many to restructure their lifestyles, it has also provided the opportunity to showcase the talent of various professionals.


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