Government should invest more in arts and culture sector

Art. Revellers admire a piece of art at Kamukamu Art Auction in Kampala in 2016. Artists say their contribution has either been undermined and undervalued by design or default. PHOTO BY MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI

What you need to know:

  • Undermined? Despite its role, Nuwa Wamala Nnyanzi argues that government is yet to appreciate and recognise the contribution of the culture and creative industries in national development.

In the past, musicians, painters, and sculptors enjoyed patronage of kings, popes, and the wealthy, especially the merchants.

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