NACZ director appointed to the International Federation of Arts Councils board
By Marsha Sengwe
The Director of the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ), Nicholas Moyo has been
appointed to the board of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies
(IFACCA), the global network of arts councils, ministries of culture and government
Moyo was elected on Monday at a meeting of IFACCA held during the ongoing 9th World
Summit on Arts and Culture which is going under the theme “Safeguarding Artistic
Freedom” in Stockholm Sweden.
The meeting was attended by delegates from all the federation’s member states including the
Permanent Secretary for Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Dr Thokozile Chitepo and NACZ
Board Chairperson Dr Nozipho Maraire.
The IFACCA Board comprises committed leaders in the arts and culture who meet at least
twice each year to oversee the good governance and sustainability of the Federation in
keeping with its Constitution. The Board Members are senior executives from National
Member institutions, who are elected by fellow National Members at the General Assembly
As part of the 12-member board, Moyo will provide guidance and insight in shaping the
federation’s strategic vision and direction, consider expressions of interest for membership
and guide and inform the work of the Secretariat to ensure it delivers on the IFACCA
The appointment of Moyo to the International Board will see him chairing the Africa
Regional Chapter of the Federation which comprises National Committee member states who
are mostly officials of the Ministry of Culture or arts council whose primary role is to support
the arts and culture through investment, promotion and policy.
Moyo has been at the helm of the NACZ for the past five years where he has superintended
the formulation and implementation of stakeholder-driven policies aimed at achieving
professionalism, industrialisation and digitalisation of the Cultural and Creative Sector in
Zimbabwe in line with the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1) and vision 2030.
IFACCA was formed in 2000 as a grouping of arts councils, ministries of culture and
government agencies that advance arts and culture, with member institutions representing
over 70 countries in developed and developing countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia,
Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific.
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