The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) is calling for all artistes and production houses to submit entries for possible nomination for the 21st edition of the National Arts Merit Award (NAMA) which will be held in 2023.
Entries will be open from 1 September to 30 November 2022.
Works that will be considered for possible nomination will be originally done by artistes with Zimbabwean residency and whose works were published from 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2022.
Practitioners that have outstanding works published during the stated period can obtain entry forms and submit them at the NACZ head office in Mount Pleasant, Harare, NACZ Provincial offices (Bindura, Bulawayo, Chinhoyi, Gwanda, Gweru Harare, Lupane, Masvingo, Marondera and Mutare.
They can also get the forms from Murewa Culture Centre, National Gallery of Zimbabwe (Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare) as well as from registered arts associations and, organisations in Zimbabwe (collection of entry forms only).
Online entries can be submitted through the NACZ website or directly on the link which is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSew_QDqWRaaRe94MxHcNzYEKIIKlU0mzF0956lK23RcAFWTQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
For online submissions, supporting material may still need to be submitted in person at the above-listed places for use in adjudication.
In a statement, Rodney Ruwende, the NACZ communications and marketing manager said:“All entries must be accompanied by the artiste’s product(s). These could be in the form of DVDs, CDs, flash drives, memory cards, hard drives, pictures or books.
“Individuals submitting works for NAMA are also encouraged to supply three sets of the particular works/production to assist adjudicators, except where the product is from the visual arts category.
“Also, artistes are reminded the NAMA disciplines that are adjudicated are dance, film, literary arts, theatre, music, visual arts, media and spoken word,” said Ruwende.