INTWASA ARTS FESTIVAL BRING HOPE IN THE ARTS SECTOR
Zimbabwe’s biggest and longest running festival the Intwasa Arts Festival had brought hope on artists despite the presence of a pandemic ic they can continue with their duties.
Artists perform live concerts both in theatre and music however only when they follow health advisors’ guidelines.
For the past 3 days the Intwasa Arts Festival organisers have managed to paint a picture of hope in the arts sector through successfully hosting the festival.
The Intwasa Arts Festival becomes one of Zimbabwe’s First International events to be hosted during the. Covid-19 pandemic, this comes after weeks when the country had hosted the Shoko Festival.
Opening the curtains of the festival was a Workshop.
In attendance of the workshop were, artists, social media activists within the arts industry, bloggers and online magazine editors.
During the seminar the participants discusssed some of the challenges that they arts facing and some raised solutions in the use of social media.
While others shared their successful experience in the use of social media I their career as artists.
Later in the evening and opening ceremony of the festival was held at Bulawayo Theater.
The auditorium had few people as the organisers applied the rules that are made by the government which limited the presences off large gatherings due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Traditionally the opening ceremony is held at the Large Area, City Hall Car Park were thousand of people will be gathered watching live performance done by local and international artists.
This year the organisers of the festival decided to hold the four-day festival which began on the 21st and closing its curtains on the 25th, under the theme #RE-Ignite.
Some of the music, poetry and theater activities are to be held online as they require larger audiances.
The Intwasa Arts Festival continues to work and partner with different organisations in making sure that the festival was successful include WILD, PLAN, OSISA among others.