Visual Art Paper 1 ,May/June 2013  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Main
General Comments


Write notes on the Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) under the following:

(a) formation;

(b) membership;

(c) functions.



This question attracted most of the candidates and they demonstrated a fair understanding of the Society of Nigerian Artists. However, some of them responded wrongly to the question and hence, lost most of the obtainable marks. The candidates should have responded to the question in the following manner:

(a) Formation - The Society of Nigerian Artists was formed in 1964 by the pioneering art graduates of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

(b) Membership - opened to professionals with formal and informal art training.
- different categories include
– Fellow, Member, Associate and Student members.

(c) Functions - it creates fora for creative interaction aimed at developing the practice of visual art, e.g. conferences, seminars, exhibitions, etc.
- regulating the standard of public artworks.
- protects government’s Cultural policy and ensure its implementation.
- protects the infringement of the copyright on the artworks of members through the National Copyright Commission (NCC).
- it serves as the link between the government and the artists.

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