The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe is holding the annual two day Arts and Culture Indaba which kicks off today at Cresta Lodge Masasa, Harare.
Catherine Mthombeni who is the communications manager of NACZ said the dialogue is held to discuss and recommend the way forward for the local arts sector.
“The Indaba is a National Arts and Culture Strategy Dialogue is held annually to discuss, deliberate and recommend specific courses of action in the cultural sector. It is a platform for stakeholders in the arts and culture sector to meet and dialogue on issues affecting the development and future of the sector, as well as taking stock of sector achievements,” she noted.
She went on to say that this year’s Indaba will also incorporate the validation process of the quadrennial report for the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in Zimbabwe.
Local artists and promoters together with some stakeholders are being called upon to attend the indaba for it points on to the future of their careers.
“We would like to urge local artists together with promoters to participate in this open dialogue, this initiative is set for the cause of uplifting local talents and it best if we come together in discussing a way forward,” she added.
The National Arts and Culture dialogue commonly referred to as Indaba is a forum held annually, bringing together captains and leaders in the arts and culture sector to interact and share ideas.
It is as well a platform for stakeholders in the arts and culture sector to meet and dialogue on issues affecting the development and future of the sector, as well as taking stock of sector achievements