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Animation creation company to visit SVG

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Residents of St Vincent and the Grenadines who are interested in the area of animation creation now have an opportunity to develop and benefit from the art form.{{more}}

The Department of Culture, within the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture, in conjunction with Invest SVG, will host the Toon Boom Animation Inc, a Corus® Entertainment Inc company, between May 6 and 8.

The main objective of the visit will be to initiate the development of relationships and partnerships, by way of foreign investment in SVG in the area of animation creation from SVG.

Toon Boom Inc is the worldwide leader in digital content and animation creation software, delivering products and services online to a global community. They carry user-friendly applications for all, catering to children, home users, creative professionals, as well as students, educators and schools.

A release from Invest SVG said “Toon Boom is fully dedicated to education and goes far beyond developing technology and curriculums that enhance the classroom experience. It is an influential advocate of bringing industry and education together, and has been promoted as Best Animation Software for classroom use. It is interested in the teaching of animation, and having Vincentians create animations for its studios.”

Personnel from Toon Boom Inc will meet with officials of the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture; Ministry of Telecommunications; the Curriculum Unit, Adult and Continuing Education; the Chamber of Industry and Commerce; the Centre for enterprise Development; and the Youth Department.

Interested individuals are asked to contact the Department of Culture at telephone number, 451-2180, or email: culturesvg@gmail.com .

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