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Parliament passes creative art bill,2020

Parliament on Thursday, December,17,2020 has passed into law, the Creative Art Bill,2020.

The motion for the third reading of the bill was moved on the floor of the house by the sector Minister (Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi). The Creative Arts Industry Bill, 2020 seeks to establish a Creative Industry Agency and provide the institutional framework for the development and management of the industry.

It again seeks to operationalize a quasi-self-regulatory governance policy that will allow practitioners in the creative arts industry to formulate policies and plans to regulate their operation. This will also enable the government to organize the creative Arts Industry and create an enabling environment through direct and indirect support for its practitioners, which will then make an impact on national development.

Furthermore, It will address the financing challenges which the practitioners and operators of the creative arts encounter by providing for the establishment of a Creative Industry Fund to be accessed by practitioners and operators for the financing of projects and programs in the creative industry.

BY: Mary Quartey

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