Articles tagged 'arts'

Artists gone too soon 12 February 2019 There are some artists you wish would have lived a little bit longer so as to share their wisdom with us but it is only God, the Almighty who decides when to call his sons and daughters.
Nhimbe Trust: 15 years of services to creatives 22 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo-based Nhimbe Trust marks its 15th year of service to creatives in 2018, an achievement well worth celebrating as they managed to foster lasting, positive change to the status of the artists and creative industries in Zimbabwe and around the world. Nhimbe Trust was founded i...
Artists pin hope on new govt 23 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean artists from various sectors have been sucked into the euphoria engulfing the nation in the aftermath of President Robert Mugabe's resignation on Tuesday. As excited as they are by Mugabe's demise, the artists are keen to put pressure on the about-to-be-installed government...
Zim-India partnership to boost arts, tourism sector 23 November 2017 MANIPUR - The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) and the Indian Embassy in Harare have entered into a partnership that seeks to promote artists from both countries. This was revealed by a ZTA official Tesa Chakaponya who is the head of a Zimbabwean delegation currently touring India.  “Since ...
Two ministers in two months for arts sector 21 November 2017 HARARE - The arts sector looks set to get a second minister in less than two months following the expulsion of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture minister Makhosini Hlongwane by the ruling Zanu PF on Sunday. Hlongwane took over the arts portfolio after the ouster of Abednico Ncube as the R...
Hifa return good for arts industries 25 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's arts community has every reason to be overjoyed by the recent confirmation by the management of the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa) that Zimbabwe's biggest arts event will indeed bounce back in May after an 18-month hiatus. Since its inception in 1999 right...
'Embassy closures hit arts sponsorship' 16 January 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwean theatre industry has been adversely affected by the closure of several embassies over the past three years, Rooftop Promotions founder and director, Daves Guzha has revealed. One of the major arts sponsors was the Norwegian Embassy which shut down operations in June las...
Zim visual arts industry in doldrums 15 January 2017 HARARE - There is no respite in sight for Zimbabwe's struggling visual arts sector which has suffered for over a decade due to the decrease in tourist arrivals and diminished demand for art works in Europe and other markets. Just last week Gallery Delta, which was established in Harare by Dere...
Arts group records remarkable success 15 January 2017 BULAWAYO - Local-based theatre organisation, Victory Siyanqoba Trust has revealed that it has recorded a remarkable success in its projects at a time when many organisations are struggling to stay afloat mostly due to the prevailing harsh economic conditions. The group which is a grassroots- b...
Nhimbe uplifts arts in Byo 29 December 2016 HARARE- Bulawayo-based Nhimbe Trust received the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) 2016 National Arts Service Award presented by the Rural Development and Preservation of National Cultural Heritage minister Abedinigo Ncube, on behalf of the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NacZ), the convener o...
HIFA calls for 2017 entries 28 November 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's biggest arts event — the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa) — is calling for applications from artistes who want to perform at its 2017 edition which will run between April 25 to 30 next year. Hifa associate executive director Tafadzwa Simba said the six-day f...
Arts education will unearth talent 1 February 2016 HARARE - Unless local publishers and the line ministries responsible for arts and culture seriously consider investing in arts education, the idea of including it in the education curriculum would be a mammoth task, a celebrated author has said. Writer Virginia Phiri said the aforementioned — ...
'New schools curriculum must include arts' 26 January 2016 HARARE - With Zimbabwe set to introduce a new education curriculum, artists and arts administrators are hopeful that government will also include arts education which had been neglected over the years. The Daily News sought comments from a number of people with most of them concerned that whil...
'I will take arts to Parly' 15 April 2015 HARARE - Music promoter and Mutare businessman, Esau Mupfumi says he will bring the arts and music issues to Parliament if he is to win in the June 20 by-elections. Mupfumi won against four other rivals in his Zanu PF party's primary elections last week, giving him the ticket to vie for the Me...
Arts, culture sector dead 19 October 2014 HARARE - While Zimbabwean artists have always advocated for their own full ministry, the creation of the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture seemed to have quieted them for a while as they accessed its impact on their sector. Now in its second year, artists say the ministry has not helped impr...
Cont's big fight with Arts minister Langa 14 October 2014 HARARE - Controversial playwright and writer Cont Mhlanga’s big fight with Arts and Culture minister Andrew Langa continues after he last week embarrassed the minister who was on a tour of Amakhosi Arts Centre where he is director.    Langa got a rude awakening from Mhlanga after the minister’...
'Education policies suppress arts' 9 April 2014 HARARE - Weak education policies at secondary school level are suppressing the pursuit of performance arts as a career option by talented children, a senior education official has said. Isaiah Mhembere, Manicaland provincial education officer in charge of arts and culture, made the remarks dur...
EU invests millions in local artsEU 11 March 2014 HARARE - The European Union, EU has invested $1,8 million in Zimbabwe’s arts industry between 2013 and 2014, the EU Ambassador Aldo Dell’Ariccia has revealed. Dell’Ariccia told the Daily News that the investment can even reach $3,3 million if indirect investments are included. “The EU has m...
Zim Asset ignores arts, sport, culture 13 January 2014 HARARE - The minister responsible for sport, arts and culture, Andrew Langa should in the first 24 months of his office source for funds to invest in the arts sector because the money he was recently allocated by the ministry of Finance can only fund his staff’s pay slips. Bulawayo playwright ...
Corporates should support arts 2 December 2013 HARARE - A thousand definitions can be used to define arts centres but for the purpose of this write-up an arts centre will be described as a recreational facility that meets the economic and social desires of both the producer and the consumer. In this regard, the producer could either be the...
Artistes take minister to task 10 November 2013 BULAWAYO - Andrew Langa, Sports, Arts and Culture minister, disappointed Bulawayo artistes when he allegedly failed to articulate plans for the arts industry during next year's Zone Six Youth Games. Langa addressed his ministry's plans for the sports extravaganza but said very little about the...
Corporate governance a must for arts industry 3 November 2013 HARARE - The concept of corporate governance has not received a lot of attention in the arts and culture sector despite being such an important issue in commerce and industry. While in the wider society including schools and cooperatives, the presentation or publication of audited financial ac...
The cultural exchange value chain 13 October 2013 HARARE - A few months ago I wrote about how Zimbabwean institutions and organisations can arrange cultural exchange programmes and activities. This week my focus is on embassies/foreign organisations that are involved in organising various cultural exchange programmes. At the outset, I shou...
Brutal side of artistic censorship 9 October 2013 HARARE - The City of Kings is regarded in Zimbabwe as the 'pot of culture' because of its vast cultural programmes and how it has kept its cultural legacy alive. But there is something disheartening as you visit the city's national art gallery which is situated in the centre of this bursting c...
Funding arts critical 6 October 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe arts industry has been hailed by many commentators as having a lot of talent. When one considers the situation in which most arts and culture promoters and practitioners operate, one can appreciate why it is generally accepted that the country has immense talent. While the...