The President of Musiga, Bice Osei Kuffour has been in the United States of America as a guest of the American Government on a program dubbed Promotion of Social Change Through the Arts.
The program which was organized by the United State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program was held in Sante Fe. The six day event saw participants in different art disciplines from around the globe go through various symposiums, art exhibition and other features geared towards the goal of using art to enforce a social change.
The program saw the participants engaging in various discourses concerning art and how it can be used to create a positive social change. They also went on various tours like the Tour Wise Fool which is New Mexico’s mission to ignite imagination, build community and to promote social justice through performances and hands-on experiences in the arts of circus, puppetry and theater. There were a number of museum visits and other music programs as well.
Amongst the Resource Persons the group interacted with were Suzanne Seriff, Director of the Gallery of Conscience, the Art of Gaman at the Museum of nternational Folk Art, Nancy Judd, a local recycle artist, Alana Herrera, Education Assistant, SITE Santa Fe, Dr. Ann Filemyr, an Academic Dean, James Lujan, a Film Professor and Jon Davis, Creative Writing Chair. Dr Robert Martin, President of IAIA and Monique Anair of Film Tech also had sessions with the group.
The programme run from September 6th to 11th and Obuor will return home on September 21 2012.
The programme was sponsored by the US Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Programme.