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CED launches ‘So you’re a Creative’ programme



It’s going to be a bumper week of training as the Centre for Enterprise Development Inc. (CED) Business Gateway Project in association with the Ministry of Culture launches its ‘So you’re a Creative’ programme on Wednesday, December 1.{{more}}

‘So you’re a Creative’ will run from December 1 through to December 7 as CED Business Gateway, through the Ministry of Culture, implements a programme aimed at strengthening capacities in the creative and cultural industries.

It features an intensive Artist and Entertainment Managers Development Training programmes, designed to prepare participants for management and production roles in the music, fashion and visual arts sectors. Selected participants will also have an opportunity to visit Trinidad and Tobago as part of a creative exchange and business to business networking opportunity.

Next Wednesday’s opening takes place at the Methodist Church Hall at 9:00 a.m. and will be followed by a number of mini-keynotes from international and leading experts, including Kienda Hoji, Head of Commercial Music, University of Westminster; Josanne Leonard, Entertainment Industry expert, Trinidad and Tobago; Diana Derrick, copyright specialist; Christopher Nathan, Programme Administrator, Caribbean Fashion Academy, University of Trinidad and Tobago.

Legendary Barbadian calypsonian/cultural ambassador, Anthony “Mighty Gabby” Carter, will deliver the feature address at the opening. Addresses will also come from Manager of the Business Gateway Project Simone Murray, and Minister of Culture René Baptiste.

Persons interested in attending should contact the CED.

‘So you’re a Creative’ resulted from an earlier initiative by CED Business Gateway that saw the development of the SVG Policy Framework and Development Strategy for the Cultural and Creative Industry.

This document examines and makes recommendations on policy and strategy at the national, regional and global levels.

Particular emphasis is placed on the recommended approach of UNESCO as exemplified by the Global Alliance for Culture and Diversity and the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression.

The document is also prepared within the context of the SVG National Export Strategy.