Mentoring by the Masters is a program that facilitates the transfer of knowledge from senior, accomplished artists and cultural workers, to up-and-coming artistes in their respective fields. The initiative was developed in recognition of 50 years of Independence in 2012 and this year we will host the 5th installment of the program. In 2017, participants Read More
Mr. Stephen Derek grew up with a passion for Mas, being able to learn to draw and design Mas from the legendary George Bailey in his youth. Mr. Derek has since been producing Carnival costumes and bands for over 30 years locally and internationally. It is for his continued work in Carnival Arts that made Read More
Ms. Rudylynn De Four Roberts is a Registered Architect who has been practicing in Trinidad and Tobago for 42 years and is best known for her building design and historic restoration. She has been a consultant on major Restoration projects on historical sites in Port-of-Spain. She will be mentoring participants in Heritage Architecture Preservation.
Mr. Kenwyn Crichlow is an accomplished artist. He is also known for his work as a lecturer in the Visual Arts Unit of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts at the University of the West Indies. He will be mentoring participants in Professional Development in the Arts.
Mr. Glendon Morris is the son of the legendary Ken Morris, who has carried on traditions in Mas Making and the Carnival Arts, with a particularly keen use of copper material. He has travelled extensively sharing his knowledge and skills with others. His talent and artistry in Copper Arts made him the ideal mentor in Read More
A specially selected group of Trinidad and Tobago’s leading cultural workers will assume the role of mentors as part of the fourth edition of the Mentoring by the Masters programme, which takes place from June to September, 2016. Visit here to apply to this year’s programme. The 2016 mentors are: Glendon Morris in Copper Arts Read More
Past Mentoring by the Masters participant Anna Levi has published her first novel, Madinah Girl with the UK publishing imprint Karnak House. Ms. Levi was one of the participants in our 2014 Literary Arts group who were mentored by award-winning novelist Earl Lovelace. This is just the beginning for Levi is currently at work on Read More
The recently concluded Mentoring by the Masters Programme 2015 continues to bear fruit. “Wire sculpting for Art Healing” is a project led by one of this year’s mentees in the Wire-Bending cohort, Mr. Antonio Butts. Mentor and Master wire-sculptor, Narcenio “Señor” Gomez is co-tutor for this venture. Set to take place from Nov 5th Read More
“Audiovisual documents, such as films, radio and television programmes, audio and video recordings, contain the primary records of the 20th and 21st centuries.” —UNESCO This year UNESCO’s theme for World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is Archives at Risk: Protecting the World’s Identities. Celebrated on the 27 October annually, the observance has roots in a 1980 Read More