Mentoring by the Masters – Minister’s Message

Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly

Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts


The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts is honoured to present the third award ceremony for the Mentoring by the Masters Programme.

The significance of knowledge transfer continues to resonate throughout this programme, as it allows for meaningful interactions among our accomplished artists and cultural workers as well as our budding professionals in the Cultural Industries. This fosters innovation, creativity and builds upon the cultural attributes, indigenous skills and talents of our citizens. It also provides a viable platform for the diversification of the economy.

We would like to extend our gratitude to our Mentors Albert Laveau, Narcenio Gomez, Paul Keens-Douglas, the trinidad + tobago film festival organisation and Winsford Devine, for imparting worthwhile information, through their experiences and expertise, to our participants. Your contributions would indeed spur on the development of these practitioners by enhancing their capabilities, providing opportunities for growth and preserving the rich cultural heritage of Trinidad and Tobago.

We at the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts do believe that, by providing an enabling environment, we can effect positive change as we strive towards the advancement of people within the Cultural Industries.  This is an undertaking that we continue to be proud of.