STATUS OF BCA BCA IS ALIVE AND WELL We have experienced an unfortunate series of events creating huge set backs since  2014 inception: Ebola Epidemic – difficulty for commitment, movement, coordination on the ground Death in the Family – devastating blow to the Board Stroke – Founder incapacitated and now renewed For-Profit Sponsor Delayed –  Start-up company, ‘LFW’ lost a grant which delayed its start; LFW willing but unable to financially contribute to BCA In the face of Coronavirus and our dedication to Upliftment of Liberian People we have decided to push forward now. After the massive tragedies that came during and post the Ebola epidemic, we know it is time to act now. Liberia and the surrounding region will be devastated if the heath crises is not quickly and properly addressed.  We are shifting focus onto our new Media program to help get out, what we feel will be some of the most important pieces of information about Liberia & Liberians. RESILIENCE  Our path forward: Reunite, and invigorate Partnerships: Union of Liberian Fine Artists (ULFA) Musician Union of Liberia (MULIB) Liberia Association of Writers (LAW) Liberia National Culture Union (LINCU) Liberia Movie Union (LIMU) Support off-shot organization: Seenajah – The Future of Liberia Entertaining Fundraising Events Focus on New Program:  BCA Media – first topic: CoronaVirus Address: Revisiting Ebola Thereafter: resume Projects No More Selections The Rescue SugarBeach Get remaining Programs  resumed / off the ground We will add to this Notice with updates in the days and weeks to come. Please contact us for questions, or if you wish to contribute or volunteer. We appreciate your support.... read more

Liberian Government: Support The Arts!

On February of 2013, The Liberian Listener interviewed Kona Khasu Sr.  The following is an excerpt: Liberian Listener: Has the Sirleaf government been receptive to your efforts, and what level of involvement and cooperation does the Council expect from the president? Kona Khasu Sr.: We are hopeful that President Sirleaf soon will respond to our letter requesting that she endorses and request Legislative actions on two strategic recommendations of Dr. Elwood Dunn’s 165thIndependence Celebration Oration: (1) turn over the E. J. Roye Building to civil society group for use as a national Arts Center for Liberia; and (2) request the Legislature to pass a law stipulating a certain percentage of the Annual Budget of the Republic of Liberia to support the country’s arts and culture. At the recent National Vision Conference in Gbarnga, the president mentioned my work with the Blamadon Center for Arts, and my leadership in organizing the Council and said ‘now is the time’. I assumed she meant she was giving favorable consideration to our request. Perhaps we will receive a formal response during the impending Annual Message.   Liberian Listener: What role do you desire for the private sector to play in support of the Liberia Arts & Culture Council as has been done successfully in other countries? Kona Khasu Sr.: The ACCL is finalizing a Declaration on the Role of Arts and Culture on National Development that should be proclaimed shortly. In that Declaration, we describe the role of the private sector in paragraphs Sections 4, 6, and 7 of CHAPTER VIII: OUR CALL TO ACTION: Section 4. We call upon the private sector to promote... read more

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