The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has met with officials of the Danish Center for Culture and Development (CKU) to discuss possible areas of collaboration.
MUSIGA was represented by the Administrator Rev Fiifi Khan Agyarkwaa and the Head of Communications and Special Projects Ahuma Bosco Ocansey and the CKU was represented by Louise Friis Pedersen the Programme Manager in charge of West Africa and Christopher Lodemann Programme Manager in charge of East Africa. The meeting was a follow up of an earlier meeting between MUSIGA and the CKU.
According to Louise Pedersen, the meeting is part of efforts by CKU to realign its programme of action with the new strategy of the Danish government in support of the arts. She indicated that the new strategy of the Danish government based on a parliamentary act on 2013 is enhancing economic growth through the creative industries.
The meeting discussed MUSIGA’s activities and possible areas of collaboration. Among the issues raised by MUSIGA were support for the proposed MUSIGA Academy which is supported by the Skills Development Fund (SDF), Ghana Music Week, funding possibilities and other initiatives of the Union. It was a follow-up on an earlier meeting with CKU.
CKU is a self-governing institution under the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and works in close cooperation with Danish embassies and representations. CKU manages culture and development programmes in The Middle East, Asia, West Africa, and East Africa, implementing the Danish strategy for culture and development, ‘The Right to Art and Culture’, approved by the Danish Parliament in May 2013. CKU works to strengthen cooperation within the field of art, culture and development between Denmark and countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.