SAVE THE DATE!
We’ve set the date for our Fall Fundraiser! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 12, 2013. Details to follow!
TRAVEL WITH ZAP TO ZIMBABWE!
ZAP is excited to offer a special opportunity to you – our incredible supporters. On behalf of the artists, we are excited to extend an invitation to you to go to Weya in Eastern Zimbabwe, August 7-15, 2013. Come with ZAP’s executive director, Theresa Burks, to Zimbabwe and experience this unique cross-cultural opportunity.Learn More!
ZAP works directly with women artists (and a few men) from rural Weya in Eastern Zimbabwe to help them become more economically self-sufficient. Through the sale of their art, education, health care assistance and special projects, we support their artistry and accomplishments. Women of Weya are subsistence farmers, mothers, and householders as well as artists. Most women live on their own, providing for families. Some are widowed, others are single heads of households, since throughout Zimbabwe men leave the rural areas to seek work in cities.
Women’s income from agriculture is unpredictable and limited. Sales of their art help women afford food, clothing, school fees, medicines, transport, seeds and fertilizer. Since the market for Weya art in Zimbabwe is extremely limited, sales in the U.S. are critical. ZAP purchases more art than any other buyer, delivering cash at the time of purchase. Equally important, ZAP provides health care to all of the artists, including care to artists who are HIV positive.
ZAP’s latest video, “I am an Artist,” premiered this October at our Fall Fundraiser. The video was filmed during Theresa’s trip to Zimbabwe in July and August of 2012. This video and more are up on our video page now!
THANK YOU to everyone who attended or participated in ZAP’s October 13th FUNdraiser! It was a huge success. This fun evening of great Zimbabwean food and entertainment helped make a huge difference in the lives of the artists we work with.
At the event, we premiered a video that was filmed this past summer in Zimbabwe. Please enjoy and share with friends.
SPECIAL THANKS to our generous sponsors for making the FUNdraiser a possibility.