Dzimbanhete Arts and Culture Interactions Trust is an arts and culture resource center, that prioritizes heritage preservation by promoting, enabling and giving space to endeavors, which strongly articulate traditional oral and material culture.
DACIT is situated along Bulawayo road, some 25km outside Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, almost hidden away from the highway, amidst massive rocks, away from all urban and city disturbances rendering it an ideal venue for artistic and cultural endeavors.
Since our inception in 2008, DACIT, has offered such services as creative skills training, cultural residency programs, cultural exchanges, consultancy services in the field of culture, provided artists with showcasing space including workshops for professional, aspiring visual artists and the local community through outreach programs. We have hosted theater workshops and performances and provided filmmakers with filming sites.
Dzimbanhete Arts and Culture Interactions Trust boasts of having mentored 7 artists who have become internationally renowned. Namely Gareth Nyandoro, Portia Zvavahere, Masimba Hwati, Virginia Chihota, Terrence Musekiwa, Wallen Mapondera and Kudzanai Hwami.
We also engage in humanities projects supporting the local Somerby Farm community. We work closely with schools both primary and secondary and with tertiary institutions within the region assisting them in approaching and dealing with arts and culture.
Dzimbanhete Arts and Culture Interactions Trust has been working towards the establishment of an All Afrika Village; a thematic park, with village structures that are representative of all the Afrikan nations’ significant architectural styles. These villages are intended to cater for material culture and artistic displays, cultural interactions and heritage discourse.
This village will be characterised by 55 villages, laid out on a 17 hectare piece of land. Each village, with an average of 4/5 structures will be on a 3000 square metres area. The lay out of the whole project will have it such that the village of each country will be located on approximately the exact spot as it is on the map of the continent. Each village will further be adorned with its material culture. Well-lit pathways connecting each village will allow easy access from one end of the continent to another. Three amphitheatres, restaurants and gift shops will also compliment this village.
Dzimbanhete Arts and Culture Interactions is a registered Trust. It is also registered with the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Arts, and Recreation, the Ministry of Tourism, National Arts Council and also as a Trust which is run by a board of directors.