The Bulawayo Arts Awards, which this year are sponsored by Roil, have been announced. The awards event will be held on June 29 at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) hall 4.
Nominations have opened to the public and will close on 1 May 2019. Nominees will be announced on May 31 and voting will close June 26. Nominations can be done on the Arts Awards’ website: www.byoarts-awards.org.
Reporting on the awards, Bulawayo arts and culture publication wrote:
This year’s awards maintained the 12 categories and also announced 5 new awards.The new additions include Outstanding Music Producer, Outstanding Arts Personality from outside of Bulawayo,Outstanding Choral Music Group, Outstanding Arts Educator (Primary School) and Outstanding Artist in the Community.
One of the event organisers Simon “Mambazo” Phiri highlighted that the ceremony needed a total of $110K for all services and facilities to run smoothly in this year’s edition. The organisers also took time to announce that United Refineries will continue to support the ceremony and have injected a $55 000.
The Bulawayo Arts Awards celebrate outstanding efforts of Bulawayo arts excellence.