LIMCA director sues for public support


The Executive Director, Life in My City Art Festival, Mr. Kevin Ejiofor has appealed to the general public to support the festival in order to position Art for social development and to deal with the economic circumstances of the young people.

He made the call recently in Enugu during an address to the national press on the preparations for the 10th anniversary of the festival.

In his address, Mr. Ejiofor said that LIMCA has reached an enviable height since its inception by giving young people the opportunity to expose their works and talents and to earn money from what they do as artists.

According to him, a total of 2,700 young people have participated in the festival with major prize winners coming from six different states in the past nine years.

"LIMCAF is a youth empowerment thing" which brings young artists, patrons, scholars and other stakeholders in the visual arts in Nigeria," he said.

LIMCAF is an annual celebration of creativity featuring young talents in the Nigerian Art landscape. It was established in 2007 and is exhibited in 13 exhibition centres across Nigeria.

Reacting to this, Ejiofor noted that LIMCAF is arguably the biggest Art event in Nigeria as nearly 14 million have been won by young Artists.

He further added that LIMCAF hopes to become a hub of cultural promotion in this part of the world and built up as an international tourist event.

He thanked the founder of LIMCAF, Chief Robert Oji for his efforts at empowering the young people in the field of Art.

“I want to express my appreciation to Chief Orji for his inputs so far and to all those who have always contributed towards the success of the festival,”He said.

He equally appealed to patrons of Art to key into this drive to support the young people to make meaning of their careers.

On his part, the chairman of LIMCAF board, Elder K.U Kalu said that the situation in the country can be remedied by empowering the young people in whatever they do.

The 10th anniversary celebration will begin on Monday, the 24th of September with the Grand finale exhibition, featuring the best 100 new works by young artists in Nigeria.
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