BCIDA Merged With National Cultural Foundation

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority (BCIDA), has merged with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF). Senior Business Development Officer, Andre Hoyte explained that, “To streamline the management of the cultural industries sector, the main functions of BCIDA are being incorporated into the NCF”. From Monday, April 8, the Office of the Film Commissioner and the Business Development Department will be …

Cultural Industries Forum October 18

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

In keeping with its theme for Education Month, Building Excellence in Education through STEAM, the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training will host a cultural industries forum for students. Dubbed Youth Create, the forum will take place at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, on Thursday, October 18, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Cultural industries …

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 …

Lashley Tells Region To Look To Barbados

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

Regional cultural directors have been encouraged to examine Barbados’ legislation on the development of cultural industries. This suggestion came from Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, who spoke at the 25th meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee, in Georgetown, Guyana. While addressing the region’s various Directors of Culture, Minister Lashley referred to the Cultural Industries Development Act, and urged those gathered …

Lashley: Invest In Local Talent

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

There is a need for further investment in Barbados’ talent. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, made this call recently while addressing participants of a Tourism Management Conference at Sandals Barbados. Mr. Lashley noted the importance of investing in the country’s young talent. “We must be prepared to invest in our country’s natural talent…as a very small country, Barbados has so …

Barbados Willing To Share Cultural Expertise

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

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 …