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  • NIAA COMMITTEE 2018
    Richard Wilde, Chairman
    Alison Garrard, Treasurer
    Kathy Norman, Secretary
    Tracey Doorman, Office Assistant
    Festival Directors
    Nicky Hammond – Vocal & Instrumental
    Musa Saruro – Speech and Drama
    Beverley Abrahams – Literary
    Vanessa Hounsell – Visual Arts
  • Committee members
    Kevin Atkinson, Zane Lucas, Tim Middleton, Alice Palmer

VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL EISTEDDFOD 2019

Entries Close Tuesday 22 January
(Office will remain open until 4pm on this day)
Eisteddfod Dates Monday 4 March - Friday 29 March
Concerts Final : Saturday 30 March, 6:30pm
Junior Highlights : Sunday 31 March, 11am

SPEECH AND DRAMA FESTIVAL 2018 - COMPLETED

Festival Dates Tuesday 26 June - Friday 13 July
Venues TBA
Final Concert Saturday 14 July, 6.00pm, Twin Rivers School
Deadline for Entries Wednesday 23 May
Early entries encouraged
Office open from 9am - 4pm on this day

LITERARY FESTIVAL 2018 -COMPLETED

Exhibition Dates Saturday 22 - Sunday 30 September
Venue Jubilee Hall, Hartmann House
Awards Ceremony Saturday 22 September
Jubilee Hall - By invitation only
Deadline for Entries Wednesday 18 July
Office open 9.00am - 4pm on that date.
Early entries encouraged

VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2018 - COMPLETED

Exhibition Dates Saturday 22 - Sunday 30 September
Venue Jubilee Hall, Hartmann House
Awards Ceremony Saturday 22 September
Jubilee Hall - By invitation only
Deadline for Entries Note that all entries for the Visual Arts Festival must be delivered
to St Christopher’s School on Friday the 27th July ONLY

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ABOUT US

The N I A A - helping drive Zimbabwe’s vibrant arts into the future

Imagine our world without the enrichment brought to us daily through the arts in their many forms! Keeping them alive from one generation to the next requires the nurturing of the budding artistry in children from a young age. The provision of skills, structures and spaces to maintain the enthusiasm and focus will ensure the love and practice of the art form which captures the children’s attention - for a lifetime.

Over a century ago in Bulawayo, it was with this in mind that our founders created The Society for the Advancement of Music and Art, later named The National Institute of Allied Arts. Following the First one-day festival in May 1913, the Institute’s dedicated volunteers have, through the decades, stewarded, nurtured and expanded its ambit; it has grown and matured into today’s well-oiled machine. The NIAA forms a hub and creative ‘factory’ around which generations of young people have fine-tuned their artistic skills, discovered their talents and developed the discipline needed to become tomorrow’s artists.

The Institute’s four annual events, namely The Vocal and Instrumental Eisteddfod in March, the Speech & Drama, Literary and Visual Arts festivals in June and July, are pivotal for the moulding of tomorrow’s up-and-coming artists by devoted teachers. They provide enjoyable and important goals upon which to focus artistic attention, practice and discipline. Achievements through the Institute’s certificates, awards and trophies annually, bring pleasure, pride and a measure of artistic progress through the years. Each festival culminates in a concert or exhibition of outstanding entries, providing the public with the opportunity to sample and enjoy these art forms.

The scope of today’s Allied Arts events and volume of entrants require months of planning by many volunteers. Additionally, without generous corporate sponsors, these festivals could never survive.

The Institute warmly thanks the following sponsors for their on-going support:

  • ZB LIFE ASSURANCE – The Eisteddfod
  • CABS - The Speech and Drama Festival
  • DELOITTE - The Speech and Drama Dance Festival
  • INNSCOR AFRICA - The Visual Arts Festival
  • TBA - The Literary Festival

We also thank the ASSOCIATION OF TRUST SCHOOLS for their continued support of all our endeavours, and the volunteers for their hard work.

Yet again we encourage individuals and corporations to support us by volunteering your time at our festivals. Your interest or just a few hours of your time each year ensure the future viability of these important festivals.

Every contribution helps, no matter how small!

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