ORGANISERS of the annual Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (RBAA) have set November 25 for this year’s edition of the ceremony to be held at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Grounds in Bulawayo.
In a statement, the organisers said this year’s awards sought to improve the technical presentation of the awards to empower those in the production value chain.
As part of the preparations, a two-day choreography workshop was held on September 14 and 15, with the first set of auditions set for the beginning of October.
The technical workshop will then follow in mid-October.
“The awards will start receiving nominations and submissions of works produced from August 2022 up to September 30, 2023, in both hard and soft copies from October then closes on the 20th of the same month,” part of the statement read.
“The receiving offices will be Studio 10 located at the National Art Gallery in Bulawayo and Sabela Studios at ZITF, while soft copy submissions can be emailed to [email protected].”
The awards categories include dance ensemble, theatre actress and actor, arts photographer, female and male dancers, theatre production, comedian, poet, literary work (fiction and non-fiction) and Ndebele literary work.
The categories also include visual artist (2D), visual artist (3D), arts journalist (all media) fashion designer/house, model, arts ambassador (worldwide).
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Also to be honoured at the awards are hip-hop artiste/act, kwaito/house/gqom act, Alternative Music, gospel artist/act, imbube/a capella group/act and Tshibilika/rhumba act, music producer, music video, Song of The Year, TV production/programme, short film, screenplay, film/TV actress and actor and band (covers), Newcomer of The Year (all genres), Male and Female Artiste of the Year, Achievement Award, People’s Choice Award (all genres).