“The government is not working with the Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) or even gallery owners that have an insight to how the arts world operates internationally.
“It is because of Nigerians living in the Diaspora that Nigerian arts are mentioned or known at all,” she said.
Dike noted that for Nigerian arts to survive, the works should be understudied for it to make global impact.
She noted that arts were not Nigerian arts alone; it should be an international thing.
“We should talk about something that is global that should have African content but can be perceived globally.
The artist lamented that it was just unfortunate that government was not collaborating with body of artists to make this work.
“Again, you ask yourself what does National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), National Gallery of Arts (NGA) and Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture do for individual artists.
“Everybody keeps saying we don’t have to rely on government but even at that one of the purposes for which it is set up is to help promote artists.
“Until there seem to be a synergy between these two different departments, arts are not going to remain very relevant,” she added. (NAN)[eap_ad_4]