Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts

CULTURE DIVISION

Research Unit Pilots Multimedia Skills Training Exercise in Siparia

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The Research Unit of the Culture Division is tasked with developing initiatives that support the preservation of our tangible and intangible cultural heritage. A pilot project guided by this objective was recently brought to an official close in July this year. Members of the La Divina Pastora Church in Siparia and the wider community underwent Read More

Cultural Exchange With China, The Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra

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The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, in an effort to further promote cultural exchanges between China and Trinidad and Tobago, sent The Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra (FCCO) from 3rd to 7th February, 2015. The Orchestra comprised of eleven classically- trained master musicians who represent the most distinguished group of musicians associated with the Read More

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

National Philharmonic to take its music to Tobago

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The Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism is pleased to take the musicianship of the National Philharmonic Orchestra to Tobago this coming weekend. Members of orchestra have a full-day of work-shopping and concert performances carded for Saturday 12th September, 2015 at the Bishop’s High School. Classics in Tobago is the flagship event of this Tobago Read More

The National Steel Symphony hosts multiple youth groups during the school vacation period.

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The National Steel Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) hosted a series of  workshops and mini-concerts for a range of young persons during July 2015.  The NSSO received visits from the Cultural Academy for Excellence (C.A.F.E.), a Maryland based, non-profit organisation focusing on music-based art-in-education and life-skills enrichment program for young people and the 2015 cohorts of the Republic Read More

Have you ever wondered what the reach of our Cultural Camps Project is?

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The Cultural Camps initiative of the Culture Division, Ministry of the Arts & Multiculturalism has assisted 44 camps to host a minimum of 50 campers each during the July/August Cultural Camps cycle. A nationwide call for proposals for Cultural Camps for July/August 2015 was issued and after a careful selection process based on pre-listed criteria and application guidelines, 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

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

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