NIFCA Still Making A Cultural Impact

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The National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) is still making a significant impact on the island’s cultural landscape. Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley, shared this view as he delivered the welcome address at the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Gold Awards Ceremony at Ilaro Court last Friday. Mr. Lashley congratulated the artistes gathered for their dedication to artistic …

Sealy: Cultural Strategy In The Works

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A new strategy aimed at further building out the cultural industries is in the making. Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, made this disclosure as he addressed the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Gold Awards Ceremony at Ilaro Court, last Friday. Mr. Sealy explained that the document was created by the Barbados Social Partners, and …

Several Changes For NIFCA 2017

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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 …

Auditions For NIFCA Ensemble

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The National Cultural Foundation is issuing its second call for all NIFCA performing arts awardees from 2013 to 2016 to join its NIFCA Performing Arts Ensemble. Persons who were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals during this period are invited to audition for a place in the ensemble. Successful performers will receive advanced training in Performance and benefit from Artist …

Four Receive Governor General’s Award

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Four talented Barbadians were today presented with the coveted 2016 NIFCA Governor General’s Award for Excellence for their works in the culinary, literary, theatre and visual arts. Chef Damien Leach, who won the title of Caribbean Chef of the Year at the 2016 Taste of the Caribbean competition in June, was awarded for his “Bajan Marinated Pork Loin and Charred …

Lashley: NICFA Ensemble On The Right Track

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The time has come for Barbadian talent to be given every opportunity to reach the world stage. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, expressed this sentiment at a press conference at his Ministry’s office on Monday, while launching the tour of the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) NICFA Ensemble. Praising the NCF for its efforts to take Barbadian talent global, the Culture …

We Bajans – Dr. Jean Holder

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Dr. Jean Holder receiving the Governor General’s Lifetime Award for his contribution to NIFCA from then Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands. (GP) Dr. Jean Holder is well known throughout the region for his pioneering work in tourism and diplomacy. However, many may not know the critical role he played in Barbados’ Independence story. His part in the birth of this …

Continue To Promote Environmental Messages

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Lawrence T. Gay students Nyasha Waltress (left) and Tai Archer receiving their culinary arts award from Environment Minister, Dr. Denis Lowe. (C.Pitt/BGIS) Artistes across Barbados have been challenged to go the extra mile in promoting, highlighting and strengthening the educational value of their work through clearly articulated environmental messages. Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, issued this …

NIFCA Performing Arts Ensemble

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(FP) The National Cultural Foundation is inviting all NIFCA performing arts awardees from 2013 to 2015 to join its NIFCA Performing Arts Ensemble. Persons who were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals during this period are invited to audition for a place in the ensemble. Successful performers will receive advanced training in Dance, Drama, and Music, and benefit from Artist …