Preparations for the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) are heating up with expectations being the launch of online communication platforms highlighting this year’s calendar of events.

It’s a move expected to bring in an increased awareness on the arts event where local and international artists will be performing.

“We are excited to launch the calendar of this year’s event and those interested in the programme can access it on social media and our website,” said HIFA associate executive director Tafadzwa Simba.

The 18th edition of HIFA will be running under the theme, ‘We Count’ and will start from the 1st to the 6th of May.