Macfest future uncertain

The 2011 edition of the Midlands Arts and Culture Festival is in doubt due to lack of sponsorship.

The event, which has been running annually since 2009, had become one of the biggest festivals in the country. Artists from the fields of dance, drama, music, visual and fine arts, travelled from all over the country to participate in the three-day long festival.

However, Macfest Festival Director, Joe Wailer, told The Zimbabwean that this year, sponsorship problems were likely to see the event being abandoned.

“We have been working with the Czech Republic ever since we started. However, due to a changes taking place at the embassy to pave way for the coming of a new ambassador, we have been informed to put the deal on ice,” said Wailer.

He also pointed out the only other alternative was to apply for funds from the Culture Fund, but this did not succeed.

“At present, the chance of holding the festival is 50-50. We are, however, still trying to achieve something,” said Wailer.

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