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  1. “Handmade by Kae” endorses NCF initiatives

    Handmade by Kae, a local artisanal brand that was started almost six years ago by owner and founder, Kristle Jeffers. Recently, she showcased her products beyond Barbados and is grateful to the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) for the opportunity to do so. “We try to use as many organic materials as we can so our […]

    May 26, 2023FashionNo comments
  2. Get ready for the Central Bank Crop Over Visual Arts Exhibition 2023

    The first event, produced by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), for Crop Over 2023 starts next week and runs throughout the Season of Emancipation. On Africa Day, Thursday, May 25, 2023, the NCF will host the official opening of the Central Bank of Barbados Crop Over Visual Arts Exhibition entitled We Came on Merchant Ships. […]

    May 25, 2023Featured, PaintingNo comments
  3. Artist celebrates 80 with Queen’s Park Gallery Exhibition: Birth & Republic coincide

    Alison Chapman-Andrews defines her practice on her own terms, with a purposeful sense of wisdom and agency. The show also commemorates her 80th birthday – a day she celebrated on 30th November 2022, alongside the island’s 56th year of Independence and Barbados’ first year as a Republic.

    April 20, 2023Painting, Photo GalleryNo comments
  4. Artist celebrates 80 with Queen’s Park Gallery Exhibition: Curator Katherine Kennedy shares her joy…

    My personal experience as a curator has never been a linear journey. It’s evolved organically from my experience as a practicing artist and a deep care for my fellow creatives. And there’s no justice more than a human need to adapt and honor each other and the opportunity to be involved in One Big Painting […]

    April 20, 2023Galleries, Photo GalleryNo comments
  5. Artist celebrates 80 with Queen’s Park Gallery Exhibition: Roundtable Talk with Alison Chapman-Andrews 22/04/2023

    On Saturday, April 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the gallery, there will be a roundtable talk with the artist moderated by the show’s guest curator Katherine Kennedy and featuring art historian & curator Dr. Allison Thompson and visual artist Ras Akyem-i Ramsay as fellow panellists.

    April 20, 2023Galleries, Photo GalleryNo comments
  6. Veteran artist celebrating 80 with exhibition

    The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is partnering with a veteran visual artist, with over 50 years’ experience, to showcase a collection that captures the essence of the Barbadian landscape. ONE BIG PAINTING: Alison Chapman-Andrews – 80 Years of Seeing, will open at the Queen’s Park Gallery on Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 6 p.m. to […]

    April 14, 2023Galleries, Photo GalleryNo comments
  7. Cultural pop-ups to start Season of Emancipation

    April 14, the day observed as the Anniversary of the Bussa Rebellion, will signal the start of the Season of Emancipation. The events will kick off tomorrow the Season of Emancipation Pop-Up Series across the island. There will be live painting, dancing, spoken word and musical performances from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at five […]

    April 14, 2023Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  8. NCF stages Masterclasses for over 50 artisans

    More than 50 local artisans have been honing their skills in leathercraft and crochet at a 10-day master class workshop, thanks to the National Cultural Foundation. The NCF’s Business Development Department commissioned the Senegalese master tutors, to conduct the sessions which are being spearheaded by Programme Facilitator Nyzinga Onifa. Participants will have the opportunity to […]

    February 5, 2023CultureNo comments
  9. 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
  10. NCF offers export assistance to creatives

    The path to exporting has been made much clearer for participants in the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) highly informative Accelerate to Export Symposium 2022 for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the creative sector. In her welcome remarks, NCF Chief Executive Officer Carol Roberts-Reifer touted the importance of the symposium in preparing creatives in these […]

    January 13, 2023Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  11. NCF offering over 40 workshops across communities

    The National Cultural Foundation is offering community training workshops in over 40 areas of interest in the creative sector. People from all walks of life have an opportunity to wangle low, join a Tuk Band or perform your poetry through the NCF’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Community (ICH) Training Programme. The term will run from Monday, […]

    December 31, 2022MusicNo comments
  12. NIFCA Literary Arts Essays: Resurgence

    The dictionary defines Politics as the “activities associated with the governance of a country especially debate or conflict among people and parties to achieve power”. My exposure to politics began when I was ten years old. The year was 1999 – an election year – perhaps the perfect time to understand conflict between parties competing […]

    December 26, 2022BooksNo comments
  13. 100% local Christmas with the NCF

    The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) has an array of activities lined up for this Yultide Season aimed at pushing the products and services of local artists and artisans. The NCF has again partnered with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to produce QEH Christmas Lunchtime Concerts starting Monday, December 12 until Friday, December 30. The live […]

    December 9, 2022CultureNo comments
  14. Writing in Dialect with Michelle Cox, next month, thanks to NCF

    The NCF looks forward to seeing you December for Writing in Dialect with Michelle Cox.

    November 21, 2022Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  15. Findings of Grand Kadooment survey undertaken by NCF

    At a press conference held on August 1 at the National Cultural Foundation Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Shantal Munro Knight revealed that the NCF would be engaging the public by way of an Independent survey. At the time, the Minister explained that the survey is being commissioned in order to make the […]

    November 11, 2022CultureNo comments
  16. More musicians to benefit from second NCF Distribution Cluster

    The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is offering musicians an opportunity to distribute their music globally via TuneCore by registering for our second Music Distribution Cluster. The TuneCore platform is one of the strongest distribution platforms available today. The platform allows musicians to distribute their music digitally on Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, Tidal, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, […]

    October 14, 2022Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  17. New NIFCA Winning Words published

    A transition from pre-pandemic to pandemic, that best describes the latest edition of the book: ArtsEtc NIFCA [National Independence Festival of Creative Arts] Winning Words Anthology 2019/2020. Produced by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), the publication has pieces which reflect the period just before the COVID-19 pandemic as well as submissions made while we were […]

    October 8, 2022Books, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  18. Livestream of Grand Kadooment 2022 via the NCF! August 1, 2022Culture, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. NCF’s Visual Arts Exhibition: Sip & Paint, Tonight at Church Village July 27, 2022Painting, Photo GalleryNo comments
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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