National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) was created through an Act of Parliament in 1985 and has been ‘Championing’ the promotion and development of the arts sector by providing support, initiating arts programmes and forging partnerships with key stakeholders in the arts and culture sector.
Foster, develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and practice of the arts in Zimbabwe by encouraging the teaching and practice of the arts and their presentation, performance, execution and exhibition to the public.
A beacon of vibrant, professional and sustainable creative arts and cultural industries in Zimbabwe
To empower communities by providing an enabling environment for the creative industries through partnerships and resources to develop, support and safeguard Zimbabwe’s culture and heritage
In pursuit of our vision and mission, NACZ will be guided and uphold the following principles/core values.Creative Diversity Sustainable creative industries are a function of continuous unique innovation. We are a national organisation which recognises the creative mix of the Zimbabwean society.
One of the major roles of the NACZ is to provide funding for the sector. It is for this reason that
NACZ established the Arts Development Fund (ADF) to assist artists fund their programmes and
projects. Its thrust is on project viability and sustainability. The ADF has three aspects of funding