Website boosts centre

2017-01-18 06:01
Ivuma Arts Centre in Galeshewe launched their website at the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre. Pelonomi Matlhaba, a local web designer, explains how the website works.      Photo: Boipelo Mere

Ivuma Arts Centre in Galeshewe launched their website at the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre. Pelonomi Matlhaba, a local web designer, explains how the website works. Photo: Boipelo Mere

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A new milestone has been reached by the Ivuma Arts Centre, as it launched its website on Sunday (15/01) at the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre.

The website is envisaged to open channels of direct communication between the centre, the community and its stakeholders.

According to Thusho Mokolare, the manager of the Ivuma Arts Centre, the website will curb most of the financial challenges for artists, serving as an intervention in terms of giving them publicity.

“The fact that we are launching our website four years down the line is really something positive for us.

“The various upcoming artists are promoted through the website,” he said.

The Ivuma Arts Centre was established in March 2014.

Since then, it has been facing challenges in promoting its products, artists and programmes due to a lack of finances.

The centre has become the platform of expression for about 30 local artists, including two groups who are registered on its database and therefore serve on a contractual basis.

Mokolare said that, despite the financial challenges continuously facing its members, it is due to their hard work that the centre has made its mark in Galeshewe.

So far, the executive members have continued to stick to their resolutions of sustaining the centre, either through money from their own pockets or fundraising initiatives.

Contributions from members who have permanent jobs also makes a difference.

For networking purposes, the centre has been depending on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Insta­gram.

The idea behind the website launch was necessitated by the urge to network on a broader scale and to catch the attention of national and international artists.

“We also invite more artists and stakeholders to contact our premises in Galeshewe to come on board.

“At least now our information is available and we can get clients to access any kind of information that they want from the website.

“They can also make bookings and place orders for the products they want.”

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