AVIEW establishes Korkor Amarteifio Art Reviewing Prize at AUCC

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April 4, 2023. Adabraka ACCRA: Konyo Museum of Ghanaian Art, organizers of the Accra Visual Arts Week (AVIEW) has instituted at African University College of Communications (AUCC) a prize of GHc500.00 given annually for a single review written by a student about the festival or other art exhibition in Accra Metropolis during the month of April.

The winner will also be invited to be on the judging panel of Takoradi Technical University’s annual art PaintSculpt Art Jury and Exhibition.

Konyo Museum’s Widdup Coubagy made this statement at the opening of this years Accra Visual Arts Week held at Pinnacle Art Gallery, Dzorwulu in Accra.

The Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing at AUCC will judge.

Using only the online submission system, students are encouraged to submit a review of not more than three (3) pages or 1,200 words from April 13 to 25.

According to Coubagy, the Korkor Amarteifio Art Reviewing Prize (or KAAR Prize) aims to encourage Art criticism and Art Appreciation. It’s goal is to discover at AUCC young talents in writing the art review. The competition will run every year and is open to all AUCC students. Judges will be looking for a dynamic, authoritative and lively review of no more than 1,200 words in English. It can be journalistic, a case study, wide-ranging or minutely focused.

It is hoped that the Prize is to promote, encourage and engage innovative thinking in students, encouraging them to observe, analyze, interpret and communicate the meaning of art exhibited at AVIEW.

The KAAR Prize is named after the legendary cultural activist, producer and art collector who was a founding member of the Bartimeus Prize and Contemporary Art Society (together with Seth Dei, Kojo Essah, Widdup Coubagy and Kojo Bentsi-Enchil) set up to promote Ghanaian Art.

She created the international world music festival Rythme du Monde, which provided a platform for musicians of African descent to present their works to Canadian audiences. Korkor Amarteifio was also Director, Programmes & Operations, at the Ghana National Theatre, responsible for making it a home for artists and audiences of all ages and from all walks of life. In 2004, she co-Founded Institute for Music and Development. She was the Chairperson for Arterial Network.

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