Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts
Formally known as the National Registry of Artists and Cultural Workers, the Artist Registry is a database of nationals of Trinidad and Tobago who operate within the creative sector. This initiative was launched in February 2011 and over its five (5) years of existence has facilitated the development of the creative sector through the recognition and certification of the bona fide of individuals, organisations and creative productions. In 2015, the facility to register festivals was introduced. Registration is free of charge and expires every five (5) years and must be renewed accordingly. Read more
A Distribution Plan for each work listed (an outline of channels and strategy for distributing the work to the general public)
Click here for detailed guidelines on requirements certifying audio, visual or video productions as an individual or organisation.
Organizing Committees / Entities applying to certify a festival must submit:
Copies of the organization’s Articles of Association or Incorporation / Constitution or By-Laws. (In the case where the organization does not possess these required documents, at least fifty-one percent (51 %) of the executive members are required to be citizens of Trinidad and Tobago).
Resumes of at least three (3) members of the Executive. (Profiles and bios will are not accepted)
Evidence to showcase the festival was hosted for at least three (3) years or for three (3) instances over a period of time in the form of: newspapers articles, advertisements (digital, print or video), memorabilia, sponsorship letters, tickets, official passes and flyers to name a few.
Click here for detailed guidelines on requirements certifying audio, visual or video productions.