Calling all artists, creatives and cultural workers in Trinidad & Tobago!
We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the World Cultures Connect Creative Skills training programme for arts practitioners delivered by Visiting Arts
in partnership with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts in Port of Spain from October 16th-18th.
The workshop aims to increase artists’ and creative practitioners’ awareness and knowledge of the platforms, tools and opportunities that exist for communicating and promoting their work to local & international audiences & partners. The workshop will be an opportunity for participants to reflect on their current practice and explore:
- International Collaborative Working and Profile Building
- Planning for & Managing International Collaborative Projects & Partnerships
- Positioning, Marketing & Routes to Market
Interested? Apply Now! Complete the online form here
or go to culture.gov.tt
for further details. The deadline for applications is Friday October 2, 2015.
The workshop will be facilitated by an experienced international trainer but will be led by participants’ own experiences, current projects and relevant case studies. Participants will be tasked with developing a professional development plan through the two days. WCC Creative Skills will provide mentoring sessions after the training to track and support progress against the participant’s goals.
A targeted workshop training package and suite of training modules, which will be delivered in two parts has been developed by Visiting Arts Training Consultant, Kate McBain with the assistance of Elize Rostant, the lead contact for Trinidad and Tobago and Culture Sector Specialist at the Culture Division, to equip creative practitioners with the business development, project management and marketing tools and insights required to enhance their capacities for international working. C. Brian Williams, Founder and Executive Director of Step Afrika! based in Washington, DC, will join the team, bringing over 20 years of experience during which his troupe has toured in Europe, South & Central America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean and throughout the United States. The training will be co-designed by the creative businesses themselves through the course of the programme.
In August 2016 as a final stage of the programme, there will be an opportunity for selected workshop participants to convene in the UK for a networking week and to showcase their work during the Edinburgh Festivals. The results of the programme will be shared during this time at Visiting Arts annual International Producers’ Breakfast in partnership with Creative Scotland.
Creative Skills is part of a larger project, Culture Works Connections
, connecting artists across Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific to international networks, with additional partners The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Trinidad and Tobago, and The Pacific Arts and Culture Foundation in Suva, Fiji. The initiative is funded by the ACP Cultures+ ACP-EU Support Programme to ACP Cultural Sectors, financed by the European Union and implemented by the ACP Group of States, and aims to build a community and lasting network of creative businesses in more than fifteen countries in the Pacific, the Caribbean and Africa over three years from 2014-2017.