Arts, Tourism and the Environment: An Overview of Critical Intersections in Nigeria

Esekong H. Andrew, Elizabeth Andrew-Essien

Abstract


This paper entitled “An overview of critical intersections of arts, tourism and the environment in Nigeria” examines the mutual dependency of arts, tourism and the environment. Art, being a major component of cultural tourism is a major driver of the tourism sub-sector in Nigeria. In its various ramifications, art mirrors its social and cultural environment and plays back to audiences, which may consist of art-core tourists and culture connoisseurs. As much as art draws its “raw materials” directly from the environment, it has the capacity in much the same to way initiate conversations at various levels towards nurturing the environment. This it does using performative, visual, literary and technology-based modes. The compatibility between arts and environment continues with arts adopting environment-friendly production materials and procedures. The paper concludes with suggestions on how the tourist could join this multi-sectorial collaboration for sustainable development.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n6p275


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