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Artists petition parliament over copyright law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Musicians Federation (UNMF) has petitioned Parliament, urging swift amendments to the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act 2006 to protect their intellectual property rights from infringement. The petition, presented to the House by Phiona Nyamutoro, the National Female Youth legislator during a plenary …

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Why Women Artists?

Women artists will largely refer to women who use their artistic practice to interrogate themes of womanhood, sexuality, love and women empowerment Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The phrase Women artists may have become popular on the Ugandan art scene in recent times but within western art circles, it has …

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AMasaka Gallery Opens New Space in Kampala

The artists in the exhibition Allegiance To Thee showcase a knack to create art that transcends the ordinary Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | If artists are availed an open platform and adequate time they can produce art that transcends the ordinary. The ongoing undertaking by notable private galleries on the …

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Artists to get UGX 6.6Bn Covid-19 stimulus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has set aside 6.6 billion shillings as a stimulus to artists whose activities were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They include artistes whose performances were cancelled after the government banned public gatherings in March. Speaking at the …

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Aspirants in Bundibugyo turn to artists to deliver campaign messages

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political aspirants in Bundibugyo district are turning to musicians as a key tool to deliver their campaign messages to the electorate. This follows the amended Electoral Commission road map banning campaign rallies and advising aspirants to utilize virtual platforms in the wake of the …

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Government formulating law to fund artists

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government through the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development is in the process of formulating a creative and art law which will see extension of government support to artists through funds. Government also seeks to use the law in ensuring artists operate within the …

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ARTS: Top five artists review 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The year 2018 has undoubtedly been very active and exciting. The Kampala Contemporary Art scene has witnessed two important festivals happening this year: Kampala Art Biennale 2018 (KAB18) and Kampala Contemporary Art festival (KLA ART 018). These two art events have contributed another character to …

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