Lashley: NCF Still Developing Artistes

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The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) continues to make a worthwhile mark on the development of local artistes. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley made this observation yesterday during a ceremony in his Sky Mall office, where he presented two Barbadian dance groups with airline tickets and funds for accommodation in order to participate in the World of Dance …

Calypso Tent Registration For Crop Over

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The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is inviting all calypso tents to register for the upcoming 2018 Crop Over Season. Registration forms are available from the NCF’s office in West Terrace, St. James, and must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5. See also: READ MORE Visual Arts Exhibition In Pelican Villag… anemptytextlline READ MORE FTC To Consumers: Be …

NCF Calls For Judges In The Arts

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The National Cultural Foundation is inviting suitably qualified persons to apply to be judges for the various competitions it administers annually. Persons interested in offering their services as judges in the visual arts and craft, film and photography, music, dance, theatre, culinary arts, calypso and masquerade competitions, must submit a letter of application expressing an interest in being considered, along …

Auditions For NIFCA Performing Arts Ensemble

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The National Cultural Foundation is inviting all NIFCA performing arts awardees from 2013 to 2017 to join its NIFCA Performing Arts Ensemble. Persons who were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals during that period are invited to audition for a place in the ensemble. Successful performers will receive advanced training, artist development and local and international performance opportunities. Auditions are …

Several Changes For NIFCA 2017

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The National Independence Festival for Creative Arts (NIFCA) will undergo several changes this year. This was revealed by Acting Chief Cultural Officer at the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), Alison Sealy-Smith, who spoke to members of the media during a press conference held at the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, last Friday. According to Ms. Sealy-Smith, among the major changes …

NCF To Host Schools’ Drama Programme

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) Drama in Schools Programme will once again be offered during the 2017-2018 school year. The programme offers drama/theatre tuition on an ongoing basis, and includes theme-based sessions, which align with the national curriculum at every level, including CSEC Theatre Arts. The sessions, which are free of charge to schools, are conducted by specialist teachers who …

En Plein Air Artists Showcase Their Skills

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The historic architecture of Speightstown, the sparkling azure waters on the west coast and the rugged terrain of Chalky Mount, all provided panoramic views for local artists who participated in CARIFESTA XIII’s En Plein Air Painting event. En plein air is the act of painting outdoors. In French, it means “open air” or “outside”. This form of painting has been …

Writers’ Clinic Continues Next Month

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is inviting interested persons to register for its ongoing Writers’ Clinic. The workshops, which focus on writing techniques and include feedback on participants’ work through ‘critique circles’, will take place on the third Saturday of each month at The St. Michael School. The next clinic is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 15, from …

NCF Will Continue To Collaborate

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The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) will continue to collaborate with its various stakeholders to choose the Crop Over awardees yearly. This assertion came from Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, during an interview on the sidelines of the Crop Over Opening Gala and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes, at the King George V Memorial Park last weekend. Stating that this move …

Carifesta ’81 Oral History Project

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As Barbados gears up to host CARIFESTA XIII in August, the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is looking to conduct a special research project for persons who participated in, worked at or witnessed any of the events of CARIFESTA 1981. According to Research Officer at the NCF, Michelle Springer, 36 years ago, Barbados experienced “a renaissance of national cultural expression” as …