The Angolan Association of Professionals and Producers of Events & Culture (APPEC), which includes artists, event organizers, producers and promoters linked to music, theater, dance, cinema, photography, television and plastic arts, was presented in Luanda.
"With a diverse profile of associates, APPEC aims to coordinate, guide and defend the interests of its associates", indicates the statement, underlining that "the class of culture and events has existed in a dissociated way and in the prism of individual action" .
APPEC stresses that professionals have encountered several challenges "for the performance of labor tasks" and a framework that "makes it difficult to approach state and private institutions".
In addition, "the pandemic crisis caused a deep reflection of its actors, in the sense of seeking solutions to the already existing issues" and those that have arisen or worsened in the meantime.
One of the initiatives of the new association, already formalized and with an installation commission that will lead the process to a first general meeting for the election of social bodies, is the social responsibility project "Por Angola", which will have its first stage on the 19th July.
It is a television program broadcast on an open channel, with the central theme of the tribute to the life and work of the singer and composer Filipe Mukenga with several special guests, which reflects the Angolan cultural environment, according to Kizua Gourgel, spokesman for the installation committee composed of 16 members.
One of the objectives, APPEC emphasizes, will be to show the cultural and events industry united "in the fight against covid-19 and the consequences of a serious economic pandemic for the population in general" and in this sector in particular.
In order to respond to the adversities experienced by the general population at this stage, APPEC intends, during the event, to collect donations, which will be converted into cards of a supermarket chain, to support charities and charities identified with partners. and sponsors.
Viewers will also be able to make donations to the most needy families of culture-makers through another bank account in the same supermarket chain.