The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) is calling for the submission of entries for the 18th National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) awards.

All production houses, studios, galleries, organisations, associations, artistes and monitors who have outstanding published work are being called upon to submit their entries for the event.

According to Cathrine Mthombeni, the NACZ spokesperson, the deadline for submissions is 30th November 2018.

Meanwhile, 12 foreign artists are in Zimbabwe from South Africa enroute to Cairo where they are set to arrive in 200 days.

The artists’ main objective is to integrate Africa and promote peace.

As they pass through various nations they will be recruiting other artists and members to join in the initiative dubbed, ‘Connecting Africa through Art’.

The foreign artists will be in the country for a week.

The artists include poets, theatre artists, musicians, visual artists and filmmakers.