Interim Festival Directorate meets this week on CARIFESTA

first_img It is expected that at the meeting, the IFD will be provided with an update on the preparations for CARIFESTA XIV which will be hosted in Trinidad and Tobago 16-25 August 2019, under the theme ‘The Tangible and Intangible – Connect, Share, Invest’. Among the topics to be discussed are Registration and Participation, Logistics, Venues and Accommodation, Promotion, Marketing and Revenue Streams and Artistic Components and Programming. Other specific components of the Festival that will be addressed include the Marketplace for the Arts, Youth Village, Symposium as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. So far, 19 countries have confirmed their attendance at this iconic festival of the arts: 16 Caribbean Member States and Associate Members, along with Canada, Venezuela and Curacao. CARIFESTA, first held in 1972, is the Caribbean Community’s premier art and culture festival. It’s main purpose, which was a mandate of the CARICOM Heads of Government, is to celebrate the arts, foster a vision of Caribbean unity while advancing Caribbean culture regionally and internationally. This roving event attracts artists and culture professionals from more than 30 countries in the Region and has been held 13 times across eight countries. Among the CARICOM Member States that have hosted this culturally iconic event are: Guyana (1972, 2008), Jamaica (1976), Barbados (1981, 2017), Trinidad and Tobago (1992, 1995, 2006), St. Kitts and Nevis (2000), Suriname (2003, 2013) and Haiti (2015). The Festival was held in Cuba in 1979. Oct 16, 2020 Related Posts The Interim Festival Directorate (IFD) – the body responsible for the planning of CARIFESTA along with the host country management team – is currently hosting its 17th meeting in Trinidad and Tobago. The meeting began on Monday morning at the Trinidad Hilton and Conference Centre in Port-of-Spain. As agreed in the CARIFESTA Host Country Agreement which was signed in December 2018, the IFD provides strategic direction and oversight of the Festival in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat and the Host Country. The IFD comprises representatives from the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC), the artistic community, the CARICOM Secretariat and specialists in areas such as media, intellectual property and marketing.   FLASHBACK: Delegates at the 16th IFD Meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago Photo: Jeff Mayers FLASHBACK: Vaughn Walter, Delegate from Antigua and Barbuda at the 16th IFD Meeting Photo: Jeff Mayers FLASHBACK: Riane DeHaas Bledoeg, Deputy Programme Manager, Culture at the CARICOM Secretariat, Leela Ramotar, Former Staff Member at the CARICOM Secretariat and co-chair Dr. Hilary Brown, Programme Manager, Culture and Community Development at the CARICOM Secretariat during the 16th IFD MeetingPhoto: Jeff Mayers FLASHBACK: Delegates engaging at the 16th IFD Meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago Photo: Jeff Mayers FLASHBACK: One of the co-chairs of the 16th IFD meeting Susan Shurland, Deputy Permanent Secretary Ministry of Community Development Trinidad and Tobago consults with a member of her staff Photo:Jeff Mayers FLASHBACK: Delegates at the 16th IFD Meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago Photo: Jeff Mayers FLASHBACK: Delegates at the 16th IFD Meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago FLASHBACK: Co-chairs of the 16th IFD Meeting meeting Dr. Hilary Brown, and Ms. Susan Shurland pay keen attention as an intervention is made CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 16, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Oct 16, 2020 IFD Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago to prepare for CARIFESTA XIVThe sixteenth Interim Festival Directorate Meeting is currently underway at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre on Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The purpose of the meeting is to advance planning for the fourteenth staging of the Caribbean Festival of Arts in August 2019. The team is also discussing arrangements for…October 22, 2018In “CARICOM”IFD looks at venues to be used for CARIFESTA XIVThe Interim Festival Directorate (IFD) conducted a tour of venues that will be used during CARIFESTA XIV in Trinidad and Tobago, in just five months. CARIFESTA XIV will be held 16-25 August 2019, under the theme ‘The Tangible and Intangible – Connect, Share, Invest’. The Interim Festival Directorate (IFD) met on…March 27, 2019In “Associate Member States”CARIFESTA XIV preparations in full swingPreparations for the fourteenth hosting of CARIFESTA in Trinidad and Tobago are well underway. The sixteenth meeting of the Interim Festival Directorate (IFD) was convened at the Trinidad Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre where planning for CARIFESTA XIV was the main item on the agenda.   The IFD team also…October 23, 2018In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApplast_img