A group of artists in Paktia province in the east of the country said they are faced with a lack of market for their artworks while it was better in the past.
They said that the market for the sale of their artworks has declined lately. The artists called on the Islamic Emirate to help them in this regard.
“Previously, the market for our artworks was very good, but it has been a year since there hasn’t been a decent market and I haven't sold a single piece,” said Bahaee Jan Naib Khail, an artist in Paktia.
“The market for calligraphy and painting pieces is poor now. We ask all institutions to pay attention to artists,” said Mashal, an artist.
Paktia’s Information and Culture Directorate said that they are working to find solutions for the issue.
“We have assured them that you can serve the country with painting, drawing, and calligraphy, and this is an essential part of our culture,” said Sawab Jan Islamyar, director of the information and culture of Paktia.
Artists said that their community can play a vital role in enriching the culture of Afghanistan through their art.
“Arts keep people happy. If we look at history, especially in our society, our entire life has been spent in misery,” said a cultural activist, Khozhman Zazai.
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