Zimbabwean Cultural Centre of Detroit (ZCCD) has been founded for and by artists living in Zimbabwe and outside its borders. The organization serves to dismantle naturally occurring as well as constructed boundaries, both physical and otherwise with a view to promote community with the global and local in mind. Recognizing our role as cultural ambassadors we endeavor to foster a culture of research, dialogue, and production across geographic boundaries of Detroit, Michigan and Zimbabwe. Our goal is to encourage strong ties between culture producers and residents in both Zimbabwe and Detroit acting as catalysts for critical artistic production as well as cultural exchange between these two diverse communities.
Besides the generous support from the Knights Foundation, Penny Stamp Foundation, and the Ford Foundation, the platforms for these cultural exchanges is made possible through collaborative partnership with other artist run organizations both in Detroit (USA), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Mutare (Zimbabwe):
- Njelele Art Station (Harare)
- Jibilika Dance Trust (Harare)
- National Gallery of Mutare (Mutare)
- Popps Packing (Detroit)
- Power House Productions (Detroit)
- N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art (Detroit)