Awards in a time of pandemics with Kojo Baffoe
When BASA paused to reflect on its 2019 Awards, we as an organisation accepted that things needed to change. Unknown to us, and indeed the entire globe, within a few short months everything would change. This presents the question: is there room for improvement when we’ve essentially been evicted from all we once knew?
In this episode, BASA Awards Chairman Kojo Baffoe chats to Samm Marshall about the unavoidable changes he and the rest of the Awards panel were compelled to make – some, in spite of this ‘Black Swan’ moment, and mostly because of it.
Kojo and Samm unpack the adaptations incorporated into this new BASA Awards model – both the changes effected through our organisation’s own strategic efforts to improve, as well as those imposed through the current societal status quo.
The conversation examines the necessity of these events in sustaining the arts as the heart and soul of society. As Kojo so eloquently states, “We need to keep doing things today to guarantee we have arts projects tomorrow.”