The Visual Arts at Ayigya and their economic aspects.

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June, 2009.
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Visual Arts is manifested in various forms at Ayigya. The Visual Arts at Ayigya and their economic aspects provide a crucial avenue for the fight against youth unemployment at Ayigya. Visual Arts at Ayigya were studied and analysed using the qualitative method. A focus group discussion, observation, questionnaire and interview were also used to access data on the forms of Visual Arts at Ayigya and the economic aspects they stimulate. The study shows that the visual arts have economic aspects which have implications on youth employment, state revenue generation and general economic development of the community. The study means a lot to the leadership of Ayigya community, non-governmental organisations, government, and civil society organisation in their fight against poverty, unemployment and crime associated with idleness among others. Researchers and Academia would also reference it in related studies. The visual artists are entreated, among other things, to streamline their activities along best business practices and to simulate demand for their products. State revenue agencies should adequately capture the informal sector particularly visual artist in the Ayigya enclave to improve state domestic revenue generation.
A dissertation Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the Requirement for the award of Master of Arts Degree in African Art and Culture