POV 5: Funding for the Visual Arts: Public and Private Sector Partnership

The fifth edition of ‘Point of View’ (POV 5) examined recent developments in public and private sector funding support for the creative arts in Nigeria, with a special focus on the Creative Industry Financing Initiative (CIFI) introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in collaboration with the Banker’s Committee.

Presentations and discussions enlightened key industry players on the challenges faced by the public and private sector in funding the visual arts and encouraged artists to raise operating capital through inter and intra-sectoral partnerships and crowd-funding, while building character. The need for value, training of investors, business support and successful policies to support the financing of Cultural and Creative Industries in Africa were also discussed

It held on 26 February, 2020.


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Presentation Topics

  • Including the Visual Arts in the Promise of Creative Industry Growth: The CIFI and Other Financial Policies by Uche C. Nwuka, Group Head, Creative Industry, Bank of industry
  • Funding for the Visual Arts: Public and Private Sector Partnership by Odunayo Sanya, Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, MTN Nigeria
  • Finance for Creative and Cultural Industries in Africa by Yemisi Mokuolu, CEO, Hatch Ideas Worldwide


Panel Theme

  • Transforming Africa through Culture: Funding and Strengthening Policies