Kenya Cultural Centre is set to open a Performances after lunch (PAL) centre in Kakamega in a bid to develop and nurture talents among the artists.
The Centre CEO Michael Pundo said the Cabinet Secretary for sports and national heritage Amina Mohamed would preside over the launch on Saturday March 20, 2021.
He stated that after the launch, the County Social Hall would become a theatre where Performances after lunch (PAL) would take place.
“We are decentralizing the Kenya Cultural Centre from Nairobi so as to enable the performing artists from other parts of the country to have a place to develop their works of art,” he said.
Pundo, who spoke on Wednesday at the beginning of a three-day training for 40 artists from the county said they would cover entrepreneurship, copyright issues and production works of art.
Sharon Wata, a legal expert, took them through the intellectual property and copy right laws.
“Whenever your work is infringed on whether through piracy or plagiarism, communicate to us and your complaint would be handled accordingly,” she asserted.
The oral literature consultant George Chunga said that artists face some challenges just like any other business performing which needs capital, support and acceptance.
By Sammy Mwibanda and Gloria Nanjala