Zimbabwe/ 8.2 Cultural consumption and participation  

8.2.2 Policies and programmes

There are a number of policies that were put in place by the government in order to make sure that Zimbabweans are encouraged to visit museums. These programmes include coming up with a special fee for Zimbabwean Museum visitors which is reasonable. At major museums such as the Great Zimbabwe Museum Zimbabwean visitors pay USD5 while visitors from other countries pay USD 15 to enter into a museum.

There also has been increased cooperation between schools, artists and museums as a way of encouraging pupils to participate in cultural life. 

On the side of formalised cultural events there has been a lot of effort by the National Arts Council in facilitating the formation of formalised arts festivals in provinces where they have not existed before. For instance Provincial Arts Managers in Bulawayo and Manicaland played a significant role in the establishment of Africa University Festival, Dzimbahwe Arts Festivals and the Intwasa Arts Festival in Mutare and Bulawayo respectively.

Chapter published: 28-09-2011