We are NIAA

We are building up a knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the arts by affording people, mainly school children, the opportunity to participate and perform in the fields of music, speech, drama, literature and art.

Speech & Drama Festival 2023
Entries Close: 17 May 2023 Performances 19 June to 7 July 2023
Literary Festival 2023
Entries Close: 19 July 2023
Visual Arts Festival 2023
Entries Close: 4 August 2023
Vocal & Instrumental Eisteddfod
Next Closing Date: January 2024 Performances: February and March 2024

The National Institute of Allied Arts, a well-known institute that has been active in Zimbabwe for more than 100 years, is excited to move into 2021 with exciting ideas for virtual festivals should the Covid pandemic not get resolved soon! We are extremely grateful for the support we receive from schools throughout the country, the hard work and dedication of the teachers who prepare their students, the parents for their support and, of course, to the candidates themselves. With the fantastic support of several corporates we are able to offer a platform for students to perform in their chosen field be it – music, theatre, creative writing or art.