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About Roil Byo Arts Awards

Roil Byo Arts Awards (BAA) are a multi-disciplinary arts awards that recognise and honour exceptional individuals and collaborative artistic efforts in the city of Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and South. Those born in Bulawayo and practicing art around the world. The Roil Byo Arts Awards are not meant to counter any awards or forms of recognition in Bulawayo or the country in general but are meant to compliment the efforts that are already being made to recognise and honour artists from the Matabeleland region. The awards know no race or tribe as the awards base is a cosmopolitan City. The awards where curated to recognise good effort and talent amongst local artists. The inaugural edition of the awards was held on the 30th of June 2017 at The Large City Hall in Bulawayo.

Award Categories

The awards cover the following disciplines:
Literary Art
Visual Arts

Purpose of the awards

To recognise and honour efforts of practising individual artists and arts groups in various arts disciplines practised in Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and South.
To marry corporate world with the creative sector.
To create a competitive culture amongst the artist community thereby uplifting the arts sector in the Matabeleland region whilst improving the standard of work.
To celebrate diverse creativity in the city of Bulawayo.
To provide a social platform for artistes to celebrate their own achievements.
To motivate artists to do better and maximise their full potential.
To elevate the status of the recipients of the awards.
To uplift the arts sector in the city of Bulawayo.