1 May 2023
The launch of "Art and Money" is a significant step towards promoting art in Malawi, which has often been neglected due to lack of funding and support
Story Club FM, an art-centric radio station in Malawi, has today, May 1, 2023, launched a new program called "Art and Money." The 30-minute magazine program aims to educate artists on how they can monetize their art and to persuade the corporate world and the general public to engage in the promotion of art. This program is the first of its kind and was made possible through funding from the Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA).
The launch of "Art and Money" is a significant step towards promoting art in Malawi, which has often been neglected due to lack of funding and support. The program will provide a platform for artists to share their experiences and insights on how they have been able to make a living from their art.
COSOMA's funding of the program is a testament to its commitment to promoting creativity and innovation in Malawi. COSOMA is a government agency that is responsible for protecting the intellectual property rights of artists in Malawi. It collects royalties on behalf of artists and ensures that their rights are protected.
The launch of "Art and Money" comes at a time when there is growing interest in the arts in Malawi. The country has a rich cultural heritage, but this has not always been reflected in its art scene. However, with initiatives like "Art and Money," there is hope that more artists will be able to make a living from their work, and that the arts will become an important part of Malawi's economy.
Coincidentally, the launch of "Art and Money" happened when the country was celebrating Labour Day.
International Labor Day, also known as May Day, is a holiday celebrated annually on May 1st to honor the contributions of workers around the world. The day has its roots in the labor union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated for eight hours of work, eight hours of recreation, and eight hours of rest.
The idea for International Labor Day was first proposed at the International Socialist Congress in Paris in 1889. The congress called for international demonstrations and strikes on May 1st, 1890, to demand an eight-hour workday. The first International Labor Day was celebrated on May 1st, 1890, with demonstrations and strikes taking place in many countries around the world.
Since then, International Labor Day has become a global celebration of workers' rights and achievements. It is recognized as a public holiday in many countries, including China, Russia, and most countries in Europe.