Embargo: For Immediate Release
Passed by: Nkululeko Nkala
ROIL BAA 2021 DATE
The Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards 2021 have been moved from the 28th of August to the 6th of November 2021. This has been necessitated by the need to profile and give time to other genres like theatre which have been grossly affected by Covid-19. After consultation with the sponsors we also felt we needed more time to be able to come up with an award or awards that could greatly impact on a few winners. We therefore need more time to see this to fruition. We will use this time to engage more partners and hopefully the extension will birth more creative works before we open for nominations and submissions.
The awards will also take a new shape this year in light of the presence of Covid-19. Most of the changes will be announced In due course, but one of them is that we will have a few sub events before the actual awards. The awards will now be referred to as Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards or ROILBAA. Along with our partners we invite anyone and everyone to partner with us in making the 2021 awards a success.
The call for nominations has been penciled in for 02 August 2021. Works from 31 October 2020 to 01 August 2021 are eligible for nomination. Artists can self-nominate and can also be nominated by fans.