Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The “Piknik Lamizik” is a yearly event of the Rodrigues SolidArt in the context of the celebration of Music Day during the week of 21st June. Various local musicians and professionals from the musical sector are invited to join at a local beach for the following activities: i. Friendly gathering with artists and their families in a view to create solid bonding between them for the benefit of the cultural sector ii. Plenary sessions and debates on selected themes related to artists that need special consideration iii. Provide useful information and raise awareness on issues affecting the lives and the work of artists in the republic iv. Set up a common front to advocate for the advancement of the artistic sector when needed Last year, we had plenary sessions and debates on the status of the artist in the Republic of Mauritius and the main difficulties faced in performing our art were largely discussed. Some 100 persons participated in the activity.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
i. Local artists have united their different voices into one unique voice, that is, the Rodrigues SolidArt one. ii. A solid bonding has emerged and members say they are more aware of issues related to them. iii. Difficulties faced by individual artists are now considered and challenged as being those of the local artist community as a whole. iv. Policy makers often call upon our CSO before implementing measures