Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts


Paul Keens-Douglas shares knowledge of Storytelling and Oral Traditions

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Since July, our Mentoring by the Masters participants have had a series of workshops with veteran storyteller Paul Keens-Douglas, learning about writing techniques for performance, word-coding, characters in oral-traditions. Storytelling predates writing as way of communicating, expressing imagination, going beyond the realm of the possible, through the use of words and songs. We are thankful Read More

Taking A Closer Look at the Birth of the Mentoring by the Masters Trophy

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The entire Mentoring by the Masters series is built upon honouring legacy and ensuring continuity of certain skills within the local landscape. Since inception of the programme, each selected mentor is presented with a hand-crafted, sculpted trophy at a special award ceremony at the close of each mentoring cycle. We thought it would be wonderful Read More

First Mentorship Session of Mentoring by the Masters 2015

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On Saturday 11th July, two days after the official launch of the 2015 Mentoring by the Masters series, the very first session for this year’s programme was held. The orientation took place at Theatre II, UTT at the National Academy for Performing Arts in Port of Spain. This year’s cohort of mentees is a total Read More

Launch of Mentoring by the Masters 2015

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  Feature address presented by Maurice Suite, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism  Art and culture are transformative by nature. They are both drivers and a facilitative force in the achievement of sustainable development. Through the creative process, persons are empowered to take ownership of their own development and contribute to the Read More

Film Friday – Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival Mentor Focus

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We are pleased to be partnering with Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival​ for this year’s Mentoring by the Masters programme, in the field of Festival Development. TTFF has in the past 10 years built a reputation for cutting edge world cinema, training opportunities for local and regional film makers and international outreach, making such an impact Read More

Mentor Focus – Narcenio Gomez – Wire Sculptor

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The art of wire sculpture is centuries old and in Trinidad and Tobago this ancient practice is continued by a precious handful of masters. One of them is the indomitable Narcenio ‘Señor’ Gomez who has been wire bending, making and playing mas for the past 50 years. In Trinidad and Tobago, wire-bending was the foundation Read More

Pan! Our Music Odyssey scheduled for New York premiere

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The Caribbean Film Series, produced by Shelley Worrell from cariBBeing, comes to a close at the Brooklyn Museum at 2 pm on Sunday, June 28 2015. As part of the Caribbean-American Heritage month celebrations – Pan! Our Music Odyssey will be screened. For the occasion, the borough of Brooklyn will officially proclaim June 28 as Read More