Nhimbe Trust is pleased to receive the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) 2016 National Arts Service Award from the Minister of Rural Development and Preservation of National Cultural Heritage Hon. Abedinigo Ncube.
The Award Citation by the National Arts Council acknowledged Nhimbe’s work cutting across children in theatre and television, women in theatre and television, advocacy for an enabling arts and culture environment, NPAAC; and Nhimbe’s role in introducing the Arterial Network to Zimbabwe amongst other achievements. We thank our partners, friends and funders for their continued support.
We pledge our commitment to complementing the National Arts Council and its parent ministry in implementing the national cultural policy and international standard setting instruments in the field of culture and development that Zimbabwe has ratified for the betterment of the status of the artist in Zimbabwe.
This award not only confirms government’s acknowledgment of Nhimbe’s national leadership role in the promotion and development of the arts and culture in Zimbabwe, but thrusts further expectations from government and our various stakeholders to continue building on our pioneering role in arts and culture promotion and development.