After a two months intensive training that saw the best 30 picked out 70 pioneer contestants, the nationwide competition saw six winners emerge as the best of the best in their categories, bagging Rwf1million.
The winners are; Maximillien Muhawimana in the category of Plastic Art, Jean Pierre Shyaka for the category of Music and Dance, Jacqueline Mukamurigo for the fashion category, Annuarite Uwumukiza for the category of Acting and drama, Jean Christian Munezero for cinematography and photography, while Carine Maniraguha won the literature category.
The three winning categories were, fashion, photography and cinematography and literature bagging Rwf10million, as seed capital for their projects.
Launched on August 24, in Kigali, the project seeks to identify young artistic talent across a wide spectrum of art disciplines, and offer them the requisite skills and tools to not only hone their respective talents but also become creative entrepreneurs.
It was initiated by the Ministry of Sports and Culture (MINISPOC) and that of Youth, and is being implemented by Imbuto Foundation, as a partner, and stakeholder that champions youth empowerment in general.
The talent show seeks to identify talent under six competition categories: Plastic Arts, Music and Dance, Fashion, Acting and Drama, Film and Photography, and Literature. The six categories are considered by MINISPOC as the sub components under the creative arts industry. It is open to Rwandan nationals aged 18-35, with a demonstrable artistic talent.