Artists launch platform to promote identity

Local Artists launched the ‘I art Rwanda Map’ website, a platform that offers an opportunity for artists to showcase their art, and be able to communicate directly with their art enthusiasts within and outside of the country. The website, which was launched on Thursday, already has more than 6,000 artists registered to it, and contains several domains and categories that will help art lovers find the kind of artists that they need.
Actress Carole Karemera is the co-founder of the ‘I art Rwanda Map’ website. Courtesy.
Actress Carole Karemera is the co-founder of the ‘I art Rwanda Map’ website. Courtesy.

Local Artists launched the ‘I art Rwanda Map’ website, a platform that offers an opportunity for artists to showcase their art, and be able to communicate directly with their art enthusiasts within and outside of the country. The website, which was launched on Thursday, already has more than 6,000 artists registered to it, and contains several domains and categories that will help art lovers find the kind of artists that they need.

Speaking at the launch, Carole Karemera, the co-founder of Ishyo Arts Centre, said that the platform is open to all artists, to enable them locate their fellow artists that they can work with and learn from.

In addition, the ‘I art Rwanda Map’ website will work as a link between artists in the country and those in the Diaspora.

“Our channels of communication as artists in Rwanda are really narrow and to my understanding some of us have more to access certain connections while others do not. The idea is to join and add the different institutions to help the artists so that we can show the people in Rwanda that we exist. We want people to stop ignoring where we are all over the country,” said Karemera.

She urged the artists to actively use their creativity, market their talents to improve their image and make Kigali an art hub.

“We need to make sure that every part of the city is well represented by the artists and that there are shows in every part of the country. The government has a lot of premises like the car free zone that artists can use to showcase our arts,” Karemera told the artists at the event.

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