In The Gambia it takes talent, drive and perseverance to be a visual artist, it is not a career that is valued and students may experience little arts training beyond year nine.
Our aim is to contribute to the raising awareness about the diverse work opportunities this field creates and share the abundant art of the artists of The Gambia. Ayo Banton Digital has sponsored the competition in support of the growth of the arts in Africa.
We launched Art Bantaba in November through advertising on local radio stations and social media and we are certain the entries, which will be judged in February, will be wonderful. They will be exhibited in The museum in the capital of Banjul.