BCIDA Workshop For Fashion Designers

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

Fashion designers and those aspiring to become designers are invited to register for a one-day export readiness workshop being held by the Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority (BCIDA). The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 31, and is being hosted by Fashion and Creative Consultant, Richard Mkoloma. Persons desirous of participating should present a fashion portfolio including samples of …

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 …

Lashley Urges Radio Stations: Play Bajan Music

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

One Government Minister has urged local radio stations to play more local music. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, made this plea recently when he gave the feature address at the opening of the Cultural Ambassadors Recording Centre at #16 Pelican Village, Bridgetown. “It is a fact that music production and output have increased at an unprecedented rate over the last …

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 …

Barbados Film Commission Coming

Jamal Weekes banner, Top Stories

Plans are under way to establish a Barbados Film and Digital Media Commission. This is the word from Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, who gave brief remarks at the opening of the Science North Canadian Film Festival at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society’s Walled Garden Theatre, last night. Mr. Lashley explained that while a Film Commissioner’s …

Film Production Workshops Start March 24

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Barbadians and others keen on improving their skills in screenwriting, audio and lighting skills are invited to participate in a series of workshops to be held, over the next few weeks, by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), the Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority and the Barbados Film Commission. The series starts this weekend with a screenwriting workshop from …

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 …