He is expected to play a key role in turning aroung the NACZ which was created through an Act of Parliament in 1985 and has been ‘Championing’ the promotion and development of the arts sector by providing support, initiating arts programmes and forging partnerships with key stakeholders in the arts and culture sector.The main function of National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) is to foster, develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and practice of the arts and their presentation, performance, execution and the exhibition of the same to various publics.
National Arts Council of Zimbabwe(NACZ) has announced the appointment of Mr. Josia Kusena, as Deputy Director with effect from the 1st of July 2019.The council said the appointment was made after a highly competitive selection process.
The NACZ Board and Management has formally congratulated Mr. Kusena on his appointment and took the opportunity to introduce him to all stakeholders, players in the arts business, investors, practitioners and friends of the arts through a press statement. They urged all concerned to support him in this new position.
Mr Kusena’s main tasks will be to supervise operations of all the departments and sections of Council and to mobilise material and financial resources that will enable Council to promote and support the growth of the arts and culture sector in Zimbabwe.
Reporting to the NACZ Director Nicholas Moyo, Mr Kusena is expected to assist in transforming the NACZ into a visible, vibrant and well-resourced organisation; building a strong financial base to facilitate the effective coordination and support of the development of arts and cultural programmes.
Mr Kusena is a holder of an Executive Master of Peace and Governance (Africa University), Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science (UNISA) and National Diploma in Librarianship (Harare Polytechnic). He is an expert in Communication having worked with the European Commission to Zimbabwe for 8 years and has vast knowledge in resource mobilisation and management.