The Arts are an important resource in fueling the human spirit during times such as the ones induced by COVID 19.

The creative arts have a special ability to enter cavities of human beings in ways that no other activities can. The arts have a powerful and creative way of capturing times for remembrance.

It is for these reasons, that the SOMAFCO Trust, powered by the National Heritage Council (NHC), is excited to invite young creative, expressive poets to capture through the powers of words our collective and personal journey’s through COVID 19.

This initiative inspired by indigenous languages, folklore and other cultural assets from indigenous communities is open to participants from all 9 provinces- terms and conditions apply.

Stay tuned for more information


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