Meet ISPA's 2017 Global Fellowship Program participant Butholezwe Kgosi Nyathi!
Butholezwe Kgosi Nyathi
Programs Manager, Amagugu International Heritage Centre
Butholezwe Kgosi Nyathi is a creative entrepreneur and arts administrator based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. A holder of a Master of Science Degree in Development Studies, Butho works for Amagugu International Heritage Centre as Programs Manager. Butho has over eight years of experience in community cultural heritage management and social movement building. A 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow, Butho believes in the power of the arts in building social harmony in troubled societies as are found in Zimbabwe. Passionate about promoting indigenous culture internationally, Butho curates a range of participatory cultural activities such as traditional games, dance and music at Amagugu International Heritage Centre for members of the public to learn and appreciate different facets of indigenous heritage, history and cultural context. At the heart of Butho's creative work is the quest to promote rural creative enterprise through creating market linkages for rural based performance artists and craft persons.