With Zimbabweans across the country witnessing a new wave of change and anxiously waiting for the announcement of the 2018 results, the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe has announced the new man in charge of the arts affairs in the country. This appointment is with effect from August 1 till July 2023 on a performance based contract.
Nicholas Moyo takes over from Elvas Mari who resigned in April this year and has 26 years experience in the arts management sector with 12 years being at senior management level. He joined National Arts Council of Zimbabwe in 2000 as the Provincial Arts Administrator for Bulawayo and Matabeleland North. He was elevated to Assistant Director Arts Promotion and Development in December 2006. He was later appointed as the Deputy Director a position he has held for the past seven years.
Nicholas is the founding director of Intwasa Arts Festival KoBulawayo and has helped in the formation of several district and provincial festivals in Zimbabwe.
“The appointment of Moyo is being made after completion of due processes in terms of the Public Entities Corporate Governance Act (Chapter 10:31) and the NACZ Act (Chapter 25:07),” NACZ board chairperson Professor Herbert Chimhundu said.
He is expected to transform the arts council into a net revenue generator and financial contributor, not only to the development of the arts and culture sector in Zimbabwe but also to boost employment generation and GDP,” said Professor Chimhundu.