David "Zigé" Walcott to Perform in Brazil
Barbados' very own David "Zigé" Walcott will be performing this weekend at the Semana Internacional de Musica (SIM) in Sao Paulo Brazil! The invitation came about as a direct result of the e-Create Barbados Symposium in April and the Mission to Brazil in September. Zigé will be performing in collaboration with Brazilian musicians.
Spice of Life Exhibition at the Queen’s Park Gallery
The Spice of Life exhibition at the Queen’s Park Gallery is open until November 23rd; the exhibition focuses on wearable art and craft. Beautiful quality is the linking pattern for all of the exhibitions.
The exhibition is located at the Queen's Park Gallery at Pelican and opens from Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m until 4:30 p.m including Saturday. Items are on sale and can be purchased.
Goddard Enterprises Ltd.: The Glue for NIFCA Literary Arts
One hundred and ninety-eight (198) entered and the awarding of seventy-five (75) prizes in various categories will be celebrated at the upcoming Goddard Enterprises NIFCA Literary Arts Gala to be held on Thursday, November 7 at the Frank Collymore Hall at 6:00 p.m. See full release attached.
40th Anniversary NIFCA Performing Arts Finals
The National Cultural Foundation presents the 2013 NIFCA Performing Arts Finals. There will be five nights of spectacular Dance, Music, Drama and Speech celebrating the 40th Anniversary in The Tradition of Excellence at the Frank Collymore Hall from Thursday October 31st to Tuesday November 5th.
Barbadians Head to the “All 4 One Caribbean Voice Contest”
As the National Cultural Foundation is celebrating its 40th Anniversary of NIFCA two awardees from the 2012 competition will be representing Barbados at the inaugural All 4 One Caribbean Voice Contest in Martinique on October 21st, 2013.
Heading to Martinique is Joshua Gay who was selected due to his stellar performance at NIFCA 2012 which won him the Jackie Opel Award of Excellence. Joshua will be competing for a prize of US $5,000 against a field of 8 candidates from different Caribbean islands.
Joining him is Lisa Griffith, who is not only a NIFCA awardee but also a graduate of the Youth Achieving Results (YAR) programme, which is an initiative that is offered by the National Cultural Foundation in conjunction with the Ministry of Youth. She will be representing Barbados by showcasing her award winning work.
Tangible Next Steps for Music Export to Brazil
Among the major objectives identified by the National Cultural Foundation as part of their thrust on the Government Political/Commercial Mission to São Paulo, Brazil, was the pursuit of performance possibilities and the continued search for new markets. It is indeed necessary to open up opportunities for our deep wealth of talented Barbadian artistes and musicians now bursting the virtual seams of these 166 sq miles.
The cultural delegation headed by Senior Business Development Officer, Alison Sealy-Smith included artistes and musicians Stedson 'Red Plastic Bag' Wiltshire, Kelly Cadogan, David 'Zig-E' Walcott and members of his Mosaic band, and from the artiste management perspective, George Thomas of the Association of Music Entrepreneurs.
On the São Paulo Art Scene
The opportunity to be submerged in the São Paulo contemporary art scene will augur well for the direction of programmes geared towards maximising potential returns on any entrepreneurial expeditions planning to tap into the Brazilian Creative Economy, so says Chief Cultural Officer (CCO) for the National Cultural Foundation, Andrea Wells.
A part of this Government enabled, private sector push into the Brazil market includes an introduction to the São Paulo contemporary art space through a series of meetings with curators and tours to independent galleries and museums.
Two Barbadians on Inaugural Visual Arts Residency in Brazil
Two young Barbadian contemporary artists - Katherine Kennedy and Shanika Grimes are the first to experience a Fine Art exchange between Brazil and Barbados on the inaugural Visual Arts residency with the Casa Tomada Project.
This is another one of the successes of the Brazil/Barbados connection made during the four-day e-Create Barbados Cultural Industries Symposium held on April 9-12, 2013, when curators and gallerists from São Paulo, while on a Gallery tour in Barbados, took a keen interest in the contemporary work of the Fresh Milk Project.
- NCF Deepening Existing Ties With Brazil
- Fresh Casa Mentoring Programme
- Government Commemorates the 2013 Day of National Significance with the Crop Over Folk Concert
- Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch Programme at the heart of the NCF
- NCF Music Programme Gets Support to Keep Pan Alive
- NCF Hosted Theatre Arts Strategic Action Planning Workshop