Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Nyundo School of Art undergoing expansion

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Expansion work in progress at Nyundo School of Arts

Ecole d’art de Nyundo, a renowned art school located in Rubavu district, Western Province is undergoing  rehabilitation and expansion following a drive to modernize the art industry.

The government has earmark Rwf500 million under this initiative through WDA to for the promotion and professionalization of the art industry in Rwanda.

The plan was revealed in February 2013 by Jerome Gasana, the WDA director-general at a symposium on arts and craft, organized in collaboration with the Rwanda Arts Initiative.
According to school officials, Nyundo School of Art started in 1952 and since then it has been the only school known for training in sculpturing, painting, drawing and graphic art in Rwanda.
The introduction of music education is among new initiatives that will occupy structures under rehabilitation and expansion to allow more students.
Promoting arts and craft has been made a priority, aiming at making every Rwandan artist competitive at international level.
The school will also have branches countrywide to foster talent especially in the Integrated Polytechnic   Regional Centers (IPRC) located in each province and Kigali city.
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A student at Nyundo School of Arts during a painting exercise
WDA officials say that this expansion will not only target students but other people who wish to develop their talents.
Like any other sector, Arts and craft is considered to be very important in many countries where artists earn a lot from it and contribute considerably to national development.


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