Vanuatu will host the next Melanesian Arts Festival in 2022 – that is four years of preparations to host over 1,000 participants.

The 2018 Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival saw Solomon Islands welcoming 1500 participants, which took place from July 1- 10 in Honiara.

The Island Culture Archival Support quoted Director of the Vanuatu National Cultural Council, Richard Shing, saying young people have to be motivated about their customs and culture, as the future belongs to them.

Mr Shing said now it is an opportunity to show the world Melanesia is made up of one people with many cultures. Image: VKS