CIDA Mapping The Cultural Sector

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

CARIFESTA XIII Grand Market Meeting

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The Cultural Industries Development Authority (CIDA) is inviting owners of cultural businesses to a meeting on Friday, October 21, in the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme’s training room at the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The meeting will examine how cultural practitioners and providers of cultural services and experiences can …

CIDA Brings Back Pitch Programme

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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, October 17, to Thursday, October 20, with a final session on Tuesday, October 25. It was created in response to findings which indicated that investors …

Barbados Willing To Share Cultural Expertise

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Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley. (FP) Barbados stands ready to share its technical expertise on the cultural industries with its regional counterparts. This declaration was made today by Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, as he addressed the start of a UNESCO Regional Workshop on the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, at the …

Boost For Visual Arts & Fashion Sectors

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Barbados’ fashion and visual arts sectors will soon receive a further boost. This was revealed by Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, at the official launch of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)/Cultural Industries Development Authority (CIDA) Project, entitled: Enhancing the Export Capacity of Cultural Entrepreneurs in Barbados, last Friday. The project is designed to improve the competitiveness and export-readiness of the …