THE National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) has rolled out initiatives that are designed to enhance interaction between stakeholders and the government.
BY CLAYTON MASEKESA
NGZ regional manager (Mutare) Elizabeth Muusha said the initiatives would improve its brand and their broaden interactive approach with stakeholders and other government departments.
“We will engage the police, churches and other stakeholders such as National Aids Council, cellular network provider Econet, as well as other government departments such as the health, labour and education departments, in monthly conversations that are aimed at improving the NGZ brand,” she said.
Last week NGZ held discussions with churches on a topical issue of conflict management in workplaces.
“Stakeholders presence is critical as we aim to create a platform where artists, business people, and civil society discuss topical issues. This will enable us to learn about the society we live in,” said Muusha.
“This initiative has already seen the rising up of Shaurai poetry-music sessions that are already marketing the visual and performing arts. The session is a platform where visual artists meet and share ideas on the second Friday of every month.”
The NGZ will at the end of this month hold a Mining Open Call exhibition where they will discuss the Chiadzwa diamond rush.
They will hold the Mr and Miss Africa Cultural pageant on Africa Day, as well as an Independence Open Call exhibition in April under the discussion Maborn-free – Free Spirits.
In May, they will hold a gallery show dubbed: Tavatose – A Caring Society.
The potentially intriguing Manicaland Show of Arts will be held in July while the Day of the Girl Child open exhibition is expected to be held in October.
The Open Call Exhibition Field Day will be held in November while the Permanent Collection, which is another Gallery Exhibition, is scheduled for December.