Organisers of ArtsForChange cultural initiative have confirmed that the closesing entry for the talent hunt competition is October 15th, 2023, Event To Hold At Alliance Francaise Nov 1
The competition aims at uncovering and promoting creativity amongst Nigerian youths in the area of painting, sculpture, digital visual arts, drawing and ceramics, among others, is the brainchild of White & Black Ideas.
At a press conference held recently, the organizers informed journalists about the progress for this year’s competition, confirming that entries across the nation have started coming in.
According to Mr. Titiloye Amzat, a representative of ArtsForChange, entries for the competition will close on October 15, with a record number of entries already coming in from the six geo-political zones of the country; namely North-West, North-East, North- Central, South-South, South-East, and South- West.
Amzat also announced the assemblage of judges, adding that while screening the entries they will focus on four core areas, namely adherence to the theme, originality, creativity, atheistic and the work of art being authentic.
He added that the announcement of the winner and presentations would take place on November 1st, 2023 at the Mike Adenuga Centre (Alliance Francaise), Ikoyi, Lagos.
The winner of the competition will walk away with the grand prize of N 1,000,000 while other shortlisted participants will win consolation gifts and certificates of commendation.
Black & White Ideas via ArtsForChange promotes authentic Nigerian culture and encourages artists of all manners to show their creative side in a bid to unearth and promote young and yet unknown talents in the country.
It would be recalled that Oluwatobiloba Titiloye emerged winner of 2022 Artsforchange Competition.
He emerged winner from the seven finalists shortlisted from over 500 entries. Other finalists were Okeke Chukwuemeka, Olayemi Olamilekan, Wahab Yemi, Emmanuel Okonkwo, Adewole Abraham Ayo and Lawal Abduraheem.
This year’s event is being supported by First Bank, GoBet247, The Culture Newspaper and News of the People publication.