Advancing Creative Industries for Development in Ghana
I am completing my Ph.D under the auspices of this DANIDA-funded project.
Focusing on performing arts, film, fashion design and visual arts, Advancing Creative Industries for Development in Ghana (ACIG) is a collaborative and interdisciplinary research project examining the impact of existing Cultural and Creative Industry policy and government initiatives in Ghana with a long-term goal of securing decent jobs and viable businesses in the CCI sector.
Webster University Ghana
I presently lecture at Webster University: an American University based in St. Louis, Missouri with international campuses in Ghana, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Thailand, China and most recently Greece, giving students the opportunity to complete their degrees in any of these campuses and be transformed into global citizens ready to achieve personal excellence.
The Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Art
The Kuenyehia Prize identifies, rewards and helps develop Ghana’s most outstanding artists between the ages of 25 and 40. Winners and runners-up benefit from prize money and materials totalling GHS 35,000 each season. I am presently the chair of the Kuenyehia Board of Trustees.
The prominence that the Prize gives to its artists provides them with an accelerated boost in their careers, direct financial gain and immense opportunity both locally and internationally.
The Miles Morland African Writers Scholarship
Based in London, the Miles Morland Foundation (MMF)’s main aim is to support entities in Africa which allow Africans to get their voices better heard. It is particularly interested in supporting African writing and African literature.
The Foundation runs a yearly African writing scholarship scheme, which aims to give writers of both fiction and non-fiction the financial freedom to complete an English-language book. In 2020, I was one of four chosen from 992 entries from across the African continent to benefit from this scholarship.