Michael Chiunda

Zimbabwe - Music & Poetry

Michael Chiunda

  • AGE : 27
  • COUNTRY of residence : ZIMBABWE

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A few words about your artistic journey

My journey as an artist has not been easy but, in many ways has been very fulfilling. I have been able to contribute towards creating healing content that allows me to express myself and initiates conversation in my community. I believe my content drives sociopolitical conversations.

How long have you been an artist ?

I have been an artist for seven years releasing music almost every year. I began in 2013.

Why did you apply for this grant ? How will the grant support you ?

The grant would allow me to sustain making content in a period where the pandemic is crippling alot of artists. I had this dream of speaking on current issues around sexuality and other social issues. I would have otherwise had to wait till the pandemic was more manageable.

What are your concrete artistic objectives after this residency ?

I plan to create platforms for other artists like myself who believe in their responsibility to call society to be accountable through art.