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  1. NCF teams with Caribbean Export Agency

    Navigating the rules of engagement when trading with other countries was the focus of the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) most recent Accelerate to Export Symposium. Staged in association with Export Barbados and the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) at the Courtyard by Marriott, the symposium targeted creatives involved in beauty, spa and wellness, the […]

    January 20, 2023CultureNo comments
  2. Montserrat Carnival 2022 to Celebrate 60 Years of Festival

    Montserrat will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its first national festival from Saturday, December 17, 2022, to January 2, 2023. Rebranded Montserrat Carnival in 2019, the popular festival is expected to draw many people home for two-weeks of revelry, pageantry, and music. Celebrations begin with a short parade from Carr’s Bay to the Festival Village. Former […]

    December 19, 2022Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  3. Second part of Visual Arts Exhibition begins Tonight!

    The second series of the three-part Crop Over 2022 Central Bank Visual Arts Exhibition commences from 7:00 pm this evening at the Queen’s Park Gallery. Following the first series which ended last week “Questions of Freedom”, the second series “#FutureFRWD” which starts tonight Wednesday July 13th until Wednesday August 3rd. The “#FutureFRWD” Exhibit which can […]

    July 13, 2022Breaking News, Featured, GalleriesNo comments
  4. Dr Cheryl Grills Appointed to National Reparations Commission

    Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), announced today that Dr. Cheryl Grills, Professor of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University, former national President of The Association of Black Psychologists, and Found/Director of a non-profit program evaluation organization called Imoyase Community Support Services, has been appointed to the National African American […]

    January 18, 2022EducationNo comments
  5. The CATAPULT Arts Grant Returns

    The CATAPULT Arts Grant, valued at $210,000 USD, returns to support Caribbean creatives in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arts Grant was born out of a collaboration between Kingston Creative and The American Friends of Jamaica and is partly funded by the Open Society Foundation. All artists that apply for the grant will […]

    January 1, 2022CultureNo comments
  6. The Caribbean Science Fiction Network, Episode 6: “And Sometimes They Fly”

    “You have the power…use it.” Folklore, myth, superheroes. In this episode, Barbadian writer Robert Edison Sandiford explores our own Caribbean source of power in his novel . We talk about the role of the hero in the region as well as the Caribbean as a real place with real people. This may be fantasy but […]

    October 9, 2021BooksNo comments
  7. NCF offers two new digital books for students

    It’s now the start of the Michaelmas school term and the National Cultural Foundation has two invaluable resources to add to the toolkits of parents, guardians, students, and educators. The Foundation is proud and excited to offer two digital texts: Bajan Folkways A Cultural Forms Resource ToolKit and We Ting: A Bajan Heritage Reader For […]

    September 27, 2021BooksNo comments
  8. Towards a Barbados National Art Gallery ‘Ceci N’est Pas Un Nag’ By artist Heather-Dawn Scott

    In this video Heather-Dawn Scott explains the details of the banner she created and the “why” of the action of placing it at the front entrance of the building that is meant to become our Barbados National Art Gallery. Heather-Dawn Scott notes; “A vast amount of energy and commitment have been harnessed over the past […]

    May 30, 2021Galleries, Video GalleryNo comments

    Despite heavy rains and Covid-19 protocols, 35 aspiring artists set out for the Animal Flower Cave, St. Lucy to Paint for the Cure and raise funds for cancer awareness. The dragonfly symbol was chosen as it signifies the ability to overcome times of hardship and acts as a reminder to take time to reconnect with […]

    November 8, 2020PaintingNo comments
  10. Barbados Museum Relaunches Website ‘Barbados Beyond Boundaries (BBB)’

    The Barbados Museum and Historical Society is delighted to introduce and share the new upgraded webpage for the project Barbados Beyond Boundaries, also known as ‘BBB’ for short. First launched in 2016 to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Barbados’ Independence, BBB is an important platform which allows persons to share diverse experiences about being […]

    September 9, 2020CultureNo comments
  11. “I CAN’T BREATHE!” – A multidimensional film by Aisha Comissiong and the Riddim Tribe Dance Collective of Barbados

    I CAN’T BREATHE! A multi-dimensional film that explores the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement from a Barbados/Caribbean perspective FEATURING: * Eddy Grant * Anthony Gabby Carter * David Comissiong * Bobby Clarke * Trevor Marshall * Luci Hammans * Aida Gebremariam * Alex Downes * Peter Adonijah Alleyne * RIDDIM TRIBE DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY BY AISHA COMISSIONG

    September 3, 2020Culture, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. Arts drive needed for Bermuda

    Bermuda must embrace the arts to help ditch its reputation as a “staid, boring and uninspiring” destination, the Premier said yesterday. David Burt, who added tourism to his portfolio this month, said a drive to boost film, fashion, arts and entertainment would restore “a buzz and a sense things are happening”. Mr Burt claimed the […]

    July 25, 2020GalleriesNo comments
  13. Artists Stamp Their Names On History’s Page: We Gatherin’ FutureSPACES Mural

    Three Barbadian women have emerged as the winners in the FutureSPACES competition which posted a $30,000 prize purse and attracted dozens of entries. Using the moniker ‘A3’, the winning group is composed of Alanis Forde, Akilah Watts, and Anna Gibson. The FutureSPACES competition attracted entries from a bevy of skilled artists who pitched progressively creative […]

    February 15, 2020PaintingNo comments
  14. Full Day of Activities to mark 350th anniversary of connection to Carolinas and celebrate the parish of St Peter

    This Saturday 15th February 2020 for the whole day Speightstown will be a hive of activity in every quarter with the event “Speightstown Alive – The Carolinas Link.” Colin Jordan, MP for St. Peter speaking at the launch lauded the focus on Heritage, which is the parish’s theme for We Gatherin 2020. Barbadians are invited […]

    February 13, 2020Culture, FeaturedNo comments

    Scores of amateur painters gathered recently at the Radisson Aquatica Hotel to show off their artistic talents and to raise funds for a worthy cause. The popular Paint for the Cure fundraiser 2019 was a sold-out event when close to 50 people turned up to paint this year’s picture – the Tree of Life. The […]

    December 8, 2019PaintingNo comments
  16. We Gatherin’ has major Presence in 2019 Independence Parade

    This year’s Independence Parade operated under the theme of ‘2020 We Gatherin’: United Against NCDs‘ which promotes the Government’s 2020 initiative to have Barbadians living on island, and abroad to participate in events and economic growth of Barbados. During the parade, a special float highlighted the “We Gatherin’ Initiative.” This led a section of hundreds […]

    December 1, 2019Breaking News, Culture, Featured2 comments
  17. ‘Soul’ – Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, John Ratzenberger & David Diggs

    A musician (Jamie Foxx) whose lost his passion for music finds himself looking for help back to his body.

    November 24, 2019Cartoons, Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. The Barbados Argentina Tango Club – Friday 25th January 2019 at Accra Beach Hotel

    Dress Code: Elegantly Casual

    January 16, 2019Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  19. Alison Chapman Andrews’ major retrospective at the newly renovated Queens Park Gallery!

    This Sunday 14th at 5:00 pm? A retrospective of the landscapes of one of Barbados’ best known artists, Alison Chapman-Andrews… It’s at the newly renovated Queens Park Gallery, which is fabulous, beside St Michael’s Cathedral downtown… an overview of 40 years of her iconic landscapes, some not seen in thirty years!

    January 13, 2018Painting, Photo GalleryNo comments
  20. Barbados’ 51st Independence: Rocklyn Buses & Standpipes

    Yes, if you were a well behaved schoolchild, your bus-fare was 15 cents each way, even if you caught 4 buses a day… The little girl sipped from a lifesaver once seen all over the island, before running water in the majority of residences made a Standpipe obsolete… Police used to direct Traffic often instead […]

    November 26, 2017Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  21. FREE Palestinian Film & Arts Festival

    Starting from Monday, 13th of November, 2017 Caribbean Against Apartheid in Palestine (CAAP) in collaboration with the P21 Gallery of London, United Kingdom, its Director, Yahya Zaloom and the Middle East Monitor will be organising a week-long Palestinian Film & Arts Festival? at the Venezuelan Cultural Institute, Coconut Walk, Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados. The Balfour […]

    November 3, 2017Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments

    Just recently, two significant visual arts exhibitions were opened to the public as part of the CARIFESTA XIII wind-up. Both of them, showcasing regional visual artists will run up to Saturday 26th August. They are significant in that they are both located at newly renovated properties – the first one at the refurbished Norman Centre […]

    August 25, 2017Breaking News, Featured, GalleriesNo comments

    As preparations for CARIFESTA XIII intensify, visiting delegations are also stepping up their plans to come to Barbados. Over the past weekend, the local CARIFESTA Secretariat welcomed a group from Haiti who visited the island to solidify plans for the upcoming Festival. Phillippe Dodard; Directeur General, Ecole Nationale Des Arts (Director General of the National […]

    July 24, 2017Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  24. Regional Open Call for the Fresh Milk ArtBoard

    The Fresh Milk Art Platform, Barbados, shares a regional open call for Caribbean visual artists to submit digital pieces for consideration to be displayed on our Fresh Milk ArtBoard. In an effort to generate interest in work by contemporary artists and share it with the public, Fresh Milk uses the ArtBoard as a ‘public gallery’, as […]

    July 16, 2017Painting, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. An Explosion of Culture | June 17, 2017Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments