Members of the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) have been presented with possible logo designs to represent the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA), the region’s premier arts festival.
The RCC examined the logos, created by a vendor engaged by the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, during their two-day meeting that ended in Port-au-Spain, Trinidad on Friday.
The meeting was in continued preparation for the staging of CARIFESTA XIV, to be held in TT from August 16 to 25, and delegates received presentations from the government of Trinidad and Tobago on the specifics of preparations for the event particularly as it related to marketing and communications, logistics such as registration and accommodation, as well as the artistic components and programming for the arts Festival.
The committee also discussed a Regional Development and Action Plan for the cultural Industries in CARICOM, and Program Manager, Culture and Community Development at the CARICOM Secretariat gave an update on the issue of Reparations for Native Genocide and Slavery.
Regional Support Programs for culture were also discussed. Specifically, the RCC heard a presentation from Caribbean Export regarding the organization’s support to the creative industries.
The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) also made a presentation on the Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIF).
Other presentations came from the OECS Secretariat in St. Lucia, the University of the West Indies (UWI) regarding a UNESCO regional study on Cultural Policies in CARICOM.