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Siad signs MoU with Nac | 11 August 2020

Siad signs MoU with Nac

Ms Payet and Mr Savy signing the MoU (Photo: Thomas Meriton)

Creative arts gets big boost


By Christophe Zialor


Efforts are being stepped up to better prepare and form future artists in a bid to boost the creative arts in the country.

This is through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the National Arts Council (Nac) and the Seychelles Institute for Arts and Design (Siad) aimed at improving and strengthening the quality of training and services offered.

This is the second MoU signed between the two institutions following a first one in 2016.

The document was signed by the director of Siad, Christine Payet, and the chief executive of the Nac, Jimmy Savy, at the premises of the Nac in the presence of representatives of the department of education and department of youth and culture.

The purpose of the MoU is to strengthen the existing relationship between Siad and the Nac to collaborate in achieving a common vision for the development of the creative arts in Seychelles.

“Both the Nac and Siad believe that art plays a crucial role in the lives of young people as much as in those of professional artists. This MoU will allow both parties to realise their artistic and creative potential. This document intends to promote greater collaboration for the betterment and advancement of arts between both parties,” said Ms Payet.

Noting that Siad and the Nac already have a solid relationship, Ms Payet said that “the signing of this document is simply to formalise the cooperation and strengthen efforts to better prepare and form future artists”.

The MoU will make provision for artistic support, training and exchange programmes for staff and students as well as joint projects and programmes like workshop, work based experience, visiting artist programme, art projects and exhibitions.

On his part Mr Savy noted that the MoU will create more opportunities for students to become fully engaged with contemporary trends in art through exchange programmes and art residences.


Christophe Zialor

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