Point of View 6 Celebrates Women in Arts

by Olamilekan Okeowo

In a bid to mark International Women’s Month, the sixth edition of Point of View (POV6) will focus on presenting more balanced contributions of women to contemporary art.

According to a statement by the organizer of the event, The Ben Enwonwu’s Foundation, the discussion will be centered on how arts can be used to bridge the ever-widening gender inequality gap.

Themed ‘Celebrating Women in the Arts’, POV 6 seeks to present a more balanced picture of women’s contributions, as well as chronicle their achievements as supporters or producers, in challenging the limitation imposed by society on their gender. Importantly, the talks will also delve into how the arts can be used to bridge the ever-widening gender inequality gap by evaluating current efforts in disrupting the phenomenon, the prospects for the future and impact on economic development.

To kick start the event, there will be presentations from Peju Alatise, Artist/Founder, The ANAI Foundation on Contribution of Women in Contemporary Visual Art followed by Gender Equality and its Impact on African Contemporary Art by Azu Nwagbogu, Director/Founder, African Artists Foundation.

This will be followed by a Panel Discussion titled Storytelling: Empowering the Female Voice by Ayona Aguele-Trimnell, Coordinator, Women Banking Initiative, Access Bank; Ms Harriet Thompson, The British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria; Ndidi Nwuneli, Co-Founder, Sahel Consulting; Joke Silva, Director of Studies, Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts; and Olatowun Candide-Johnson, Founder, GAIA Women Club. The panel will be moderated by actor and presenter Ozzy Agu.

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