Cultural Industries Authority Moves Office

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The public is advised that the Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority’s (BCIDA) Sky Mall office will be closed from Thursday, May 31, to facilitate a move to a new office space. The BCIDA will reopen on Monday, June 4, at its new location at No. 33 Warrens Industrial Park, Warrens, St. Michael. The Authority apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks …

Cultural Practitioners Invited To Share Experiences

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority (BCIDA) is inviting all cultural practitioners who have sought entry into the commercial European market to share their experiences. The BCIDA is currently conducting research into the challenges or difficulties encountered when persons seek to enter any European country to trade in cultural goods, services or entertainment. This would include persons who have had …

BIDC/BCIDA Lighting Workshop April 21

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Lighting will be the focus of the final workshop being hosted by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), in collaboration with the Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority (BCIDA) and the Barbados Film Commission. It will be conducted on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, at #2 Harbour Industrial Estate, Bridgetown, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. …

BIDC/BCIDA Audio Workshop April 14 & 15

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Technicians who are keen on improving their audio production skills are invited to participate in a workshop to be conducted this weekend. The event which takes place on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15, will be held at #2 Harbour Industrial Estate, Bridgetown from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. A collaborative effort of the Barbados Investment and Development …

BCIDA Investing Big In P.I.T.C.H. Programme

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority (BCIDA) is inviting all registered cultural practitioners to take part in its latest P.I.T.C.H. Programme, which provides investment opportunities. For this year’s programme, BCIDA will invest $10,000 or more in each of two top businesses in the six following cultural and creative sectors: Entertainment, Fashion, Film, Literary Arts, Performing Arts and Visual Art. To …

CIDA Mapping The Cultural Sector

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

Stakeholders are one step closer to further understanding the inner workings of Barbados’ creative industries. This was revealed by Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, who spoke to Barbadian creatives during the Feedback Session of the Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority’s Mapping of Barbados’ Cultural Industries. The session, which took place on Wednesday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, revealed several …

New Music Incubator Launched

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) has signed a memorandum of understanding to officially launch the Barbados Incubator for Music Entrepreneurship Programme – an initiative that will add a new twist to the organisation’s incubator offerings. Chief Executive Officer of the BIDC, Sonja Trotman, made this disclosure today while addressing the official signing ceremony for the programme at the …

CIDA Discussion For Cultural Stakeholders

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

With the mapping of the cultural industries in Barbados in the final stages, the Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority is inviting creative industries stakeholders to a discussion aimed at examining the best approach to the recommendations made. Stakeholders in the cultural and creative industries are invited to participate in the discussion, which will take place on Wednesday, October 4, at …

Sign Up For Pitch Programme

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The Cultural Industries Development Authority (CIDA) is inviting all cultural entrepreneurs to participate in its Pitch Programme. The programme, which equips cultural entrepreneurs with the basic skills needed to attract investors, will run from Monday, March 13, to Friday, March 17, with a final session on Wednesday, March 22. All sessions will take place in the training room, upstairs the …

CARIFESTA XIII Grand Market Meeting

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The Cultural Industries Development Authority (CIDA) is inviting owners of cultural businesses to its second CARIFESTA Grand Market and Buyers’ Shopping Mall meeting. It will take place on Friday, December 9, in the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme’s training room at the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael, beginning at 4:00 p.m. The focus will be …