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Tag Archives: NCF

  1. Livestream of Grand Kadooment 2022 via the NCF! August 1, 2022Culture, Video GalleryNo comments
  2. Calypso Monarch Quon creates history

    Dequon “Quon” Alleyne is the 2022 Calypso Monarch. Around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, the two-time Scotiabank Junior Monarch was named winner of the Courtesy Garage Pic O De Crop competition beating a line-up of other veterans and four of his counterparts who are also former Junior Monarchs. Quon’s name will go down in […]

    July 30, 2022Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments
  3. Five former Junior Monarchs in Finals clash

    The presence of five former Scotiabank Junior Monarchs in tonight’s Courtesy Pic-O-De-Crop Finals is the starkest indicator yet of the remarkable success of the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) junior programme. The Junior Monarch competition, sponsored by Scotiabank for more than two decades, represents a critical incubator for the senior calypso competitions. As a result, this […]

    July 29, 2022Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments
  4. NCF’s Visual Arts Exhibition: Sip & Paint, Tonight at Church Village July 27, 2022Painting, Photo GalleryNo comments
  5. Folk Concert in Golden Square celebrates 1937 history and its triumphs

    Festival lovers seeking an awesome event that showcases exactly why Crop Over 2022 is much more than a carnival, are invited to Golden Square Freedom Park, The City tomorrow (Tuesday) evening. The concert will spotlight Barbados’ ascension under the theme: “Riots to Republic” and takes place in the centre of Bridgetown where masses of poor […]

    July 25, 2022Featured, MusicNo comments
  6. Sweet steel pan to create Pandemonium!

    The National Botanical Gardens comes alive with the sweet, sweet sounds of steel pan this Sunday, July 24. It’s non-stop musical action, and fun for the whole family, from 2 p.m. as the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) first-ever Republic Bank Pandemonium event kicks off. This event will be the marquee steel pan event for the […]

    July 23, 2022Featured, MusicNo comments
  7. Calling All Artists: U.S. Embassy and NCF Team Up for Hip Hop Workshop

    Over the weekend, the U.S. Embassy in association with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) launched the Next Level Hip Hop Exchange, a two-week intensive arts residency, which will run from August 13-26.  American hip hop artists – Aysha Upchurch (dancer), Sheika “Purple Haze” Norris (MC), Carlos “UnLearn the World” Richardson (MC), Vincent “GYREFUNK” Czekus (beat […]

    July 19, 2022Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments
  8. Voting starts in Round Two of People’s Choice

    Voting in the second round of The Student Revolving Loan Fund and Sunshine Snacks People’s Choice Competition in association with Banks started yesterday July 16 and ends Wednesday, July 20. Voters simply have to go to, go to voter registration, sign up, enter your email address for validation then click the link and vote. […]

    July 18, 2022Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  9. Yahandje and Tae win big at the NCF’s Scotiabank Junior Monarch 2022

    Two new queens were crowned at the Scotiabank Junior Monarch Finals at the Wildey Gymnasium last (Saturday) night. Thanks to Scotiabank the winners in both competitions walked away with $2 500 in cash each and a trophy. They also each received a voucher valued at $400 thanks to the Smart Store Inc. and a computer […]

    July 17, 2022Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments
  10. NCF names Top 40 in People’s Choice Competition

    The names of the the Top 40 artistes in the Student Revolving Loan Fund and Sunshine Snacks Crop Over People’s Choice Competition in association with Banks Beer was announced by NCF CEO Carol Roberts-Reifer at the Wildey Gymnasium. The associations were all engaged from the start of the process with Maloney of EAB and president […]

    July 15, 2022Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments
  11. 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
  12. NCF’s CALL FOR VISUAL ARTS SUBMISSIONS June 19, 2022Painting, Photo GalleryNo comments
  13. New-look Junior Monarch registration closes soon

    For the first time ever the National Cultural Foundation will crown a junior soca and bashment soca monarch along with the traditional calypso monarch. The three-tier show, which was previously categorised by age, will now be done according to genre: calypso, soca and bashment soca. Three separate competitions with three different genre monarchs. The preliminaries […]

    June 8, 2022Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments
  14. Fires of Division: Season of Emancipation

    The National Cultural Foundation is pleased to officially mark the first day of this year’s Season of Emancipation, which falls on anniversary of the Bussa Rebellion, with an original production called Fires of Division. The theatre arts and spoken word piece speaks to all of the obstacles and separations that occurred throughout the journey from emancipation. […]

    April 20, 2022Breaking News, Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  15. More time to compete in the Poem Competition April 11, 2022Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  16. Writers to get insight on a Literary Agent

    The National Cultural Foundation will stage the fifth session of the Writers’ Clinic series on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. The topic: “Tips on Getting a Literary Agent” will be explored by acclaimed Barbadian author . Using her will skills and experience, the writer will be sharing tips and dispensing […]

    January 5, 2022BooksNo comments
  17. Ten celebrate thanks to the NCF’s Decorate and Win

    The 10 lucky entrants who participated in the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) inaugural Decorate and Win Independence promotion have received their winnings. The competition saw 10 lucky people claiming close to $10,000 in cash prizes from the NCF. Throughout the month of November, the NCF encouraged Barbadians to show their national pride by decorating their […]

    December 24, 2021CultureNo comments
  18. NCF designs initiative for local graphic artists

    The National Cultural Foundation recently launched a series of posters featuring the creativity of six local graphic designers, who were commissioned to produce designs on the theme: “My Country to Me“. Local graphic designers Dominic Skeete, Vickyann Hope, Sergio Charles, Tyrell Ward, Runako Clarke and Kyle Hope have designed six very different variations of the […]

    November 24, 2021PaintingNo comments
  19. NCF’s Writers’ Clinic offers insightful sessions

    The National Cultural Foundation has resumed its Writers’ Clinic which is aimed at helping writers to better hone their skills and take their writing to another level.  The free monthly programmes seek to provide training for Literary Arts practitioners, however the NCF has also structured the sessions to cater to members of the public who […]

    October 8, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  20. Calling All Artists: Bridgetown US Embassy and NCF Team Up for Hip Hop Workshop

    The U.S. Embassy in association with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) will present the Next Level Hip Hop Exchange, a two-week intensive arts residency, from November 1-12. Four American hip hop artists – Aysha Upchurch (dance), UnLearn the World (MC), Vincent “GYREFUNK” Czekus (beat maker), and J Muzacz (aerosol art) – will join videographer, Anthony […]

    October 5, 2021Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  21. 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
  22. 2nd session of Writers’ Clinic 2021/2022: ‘Mastering Your Manuscript’ with Robert E. Sandiford

    It’s time to register for the NCF’s second session of Writers’ Clinic 2021/2022! Call 417-6625 or Email to register today! This session is open to writers of all levels. The deadline is Thursday 7th October 2021. #NCFBarbados #LiteraryArts

    September 26, 2021Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  23. NCF partners with Government Industrial School

    Ten residents of the Government Industrial School were exposed to a variety of arts activities thanks to the National Cultural Foundation (NCF). The residents, who received certificates of participation, were participants in the recently concluded Phase 1 of a one year-long programme entitled: Arts Programming under theme: Loving The Skin I’m In. Phase 1 was […]

    September 17, 2021EducationNo comments
  24. NCF Art & Craft Pop-Ins for the rest of August 2021

    The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is again throwing its support behind the local art and craft sector and encouraging Barbadians to buy local. This time, the Foundation is hosting a series of NCF Art & Craft Pop-Ins each Saturday until the end of August. NCF Marketing Officer Ashley Dyall said the Foundation is always looking […]

    August 17, 2021CultureNo comments
  25. NCF’s virtual colouring book on Barbadian festival goes viral

    The National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) Crop Over Activity Colouring Book for Children has gone global. The digital version of the national book, which allows for colouring virtually and was first made available, last year, is being used outside of Barbados in places as far as Europe. “I have seen that persons have been uploading to […]

    May 29, 2021BooksNo comments