The Creative Future Workshop – BCIDA (Barbados)

 

 

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The Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority (BCIDA) will be hosting a (1) one-day workshop entitled “THE CREATIVE FUTURE: Creative Industries As The New Engine Of Barbadian Prosperity”.

 DATE: Tuesday March 28, 2017
VENUE: Barbados Community College Hospitality Institute (Hotel PomMarine)
TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
TARGET:  fashion and visual arts sector
FEE: None
NB. Breakfast & Lunch will be served.
The workshop, part of a Caribbean Development Bank/ European Union Stand-by Facilitate funded project, is designed to improve the competitiveness, export-readiness and level of exports of the #culturalindustries. The project will provide technical assistance to improve:
  • the business management
  • technical production
  • marketing capacity
  • and by extension – export-readiness of cultural enterprises in the #FashionDesign & #Visual Arts industries
FORMAT: presentations, round table discussions and interactive sessions to engage both practitioners and stakeholders in conversations about the specific export opportunities available in the European Union (EU) market and how Barbadian creatives can improve their export capabilities and business strategy to penetrate and do business within the EU
Spaces are limited, therefore persons are asked to indicate their interest on or before Friday March 24, 2017
by emailing info@CIDABarbados.org
 For more information please contact: Andrea King (246) 822-0979   .

Programme Highlights

Round table 1 – Fashion
Big Thinking for The Barbadian Fashion Sector:  Lessons from the Caribbean
The value of building a strong Caribbean Design aesthetic through training and product development | Re-branding Caribbean fashion to compete internationally |  Aligning Barbadian design brands with tourism, sports and  entertainment for global visibility and penetration |  Niche market opportunities in ethnic and eco-fashion and resort wear
Round table 2  – Visual Arts  
An Island Canvas: Creating a space for Barbadian Contemporary Art
Interrogate notions of what is contemporary art in Barbados | Socio-political influences and their impact on access for artists | The value chain for local contemporary artists – tourism sector; private collectors; galleries (locally and regionally). | contemporary artist in Barbados viability of career without an exhibition abroad | The role of residencies
Round table 3  –  Fashion 
The Business of Fashion: The local Market
This panel will draw on active businesses/entrepreneurs and their
experiences in building and sustaining their businesses | Inspiration |
 Finding the money/investment. | Challenges in production & distribution | Distribution channels | Technology & the marketing mix |(v) Penetrating regional markets – success, failure and barriers to trade
Round table 4  –   Visual Arts 
The Business of Art and Design: Opportunities for Learning and Pathways for Earning
Spotlight on Barbadian Innovation and success globally | Cross-generational dialogue in creating distinct Barbadian artistic brands | Technology in design and commerce | Tapping into Caribbean & EU diaspora markets
Round table 5  – Fashion
Meet the Creatives:  FASHION SHOW & TELL
Led by Joy Prime
All the participants will contribute their stories (experiences) & will conclude with the Fashion Expert & CIDA (?) pointing to some next steps including the Action Plans/MPP and a teaser of the Accelerator Programme. (Story from a successful local/Caribbean Fashion entrepreneur)
2:15 –  3:30 p.m.  –  PLENARY – ALL PARTICIPANTS
Building a strong business eco-system for the Creative Industries
Comprises reps of BSO’s & funding agencies. Each will explain their programmes briefly. It is envisioned that this session will stimulate an interactive dialogue to improve the understanding of what is needed by both creatives and BSO’s to create and support more businesses in becoming market-ready.
3:30 – 4:45 p.m.   –  PLENARY ALL PARTICIPANTS
Re-imagining our corporate and industrial development strategies to exploit our cultural assets
This panel will focus on taking advantage of our culture and the creative industries to create sustainable local prosperity in a small island economy; empowering youth through creative entrepreneurship programmes; strengthening the local IP environment to protect and exploit Barbados’ cultural products; linkages with Tourism and Entertainment; the power of the Caribbean diaspora in external markets.
4:45 –  5:00 p.m.
Wrap-up and Closing Remarks  Consultant & Project Coordinator
Meet the Creatives:  FASHION SHOW & TELL
Led by Joy Prime
Will explain the opportunity afforded the group of fashion creatives under this project and what it entails.  All the participants will contribute their stories (experiences).  It will conclude with the Fashion Expert & CIDA (?) pointing to some next steps including Action Plans/MPP and a teaser of the Accelerator Programme. (Story from a successful local/Caribbean Fashion entrepreneur)
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Round table 6  – Visual Arts 

Meet the Creatives:  VISUAL ARTS SHOW & TELL
Led by Janice Whittle
Will explain the opportunity afforded the group of visual art creatives under this project and what it entails.  All the participants will contribute their stories (experiences). It will conclude with the Fashion Expert & CIDA (?) pointing to some next steps including the Action Plans/MPP and a teaser of the Accelerator Programme. (Story from a successful local/Caribbean Artist)
2:15 –  3:30 p.m.  –  PLENARY – ALL PARTICIPANTS
Building a strong business eco-system for the Creative Industries
Comprises reps of BSO’s & funding agencies.
Each will explain their programmes briefly. It is envisioned that this session will stimulate an interactive dialogue to improve the understanding of what is needed by both creatives and BSO’s to create and support more businesses in becoming market ready.
3:30 – 4:45p.m.   –  PLENARY ALL PARTICIPANTS
Re-imagining our corporate and industrial development strategies to exploit our cultural assets
This panel will focus on taking advantage of our culture and the creative industries to create sustainable local prosperity in a small island economy; empowering youth through creative entrepreneurship programmes; strengthening the local IP environment to protect and exploit #Barbados’ cultural products; linkages with Tourism and Entertainment; the power of the Caribbean diaspora in external markets.
4:45 –  5:00 p.m.
Wrap-up and Closing Remarks  Consultant & Project Coordinator
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Sandra Sealy is Principal Consultant & Writer for Seawoman Creative Media - seawomancreativmedia.co Her background in public relations in marketing combined with her strong creative writing skills have ably prepared her as a freelance writer/ editor. Sandra covers a number of niches like copy for brochures and websites, advertorials, restaurant and book reviews, press releases, feature and cover stories, pictorial text and more. Sandra's work has been widely anthologised. Some of her writing credits include: CALABASH: A Caribbean Journal of Arts & Letters (USA) ; Arts Etc (Barbados); Her Circle Ezine.com; Caribbean Writing Today (ezine); POUI: The Cave Hill Literary Annual of the University of the West Indies (Barbados); Wedding Guide Barbados; SHE Caribbean Magazine (St. Lucia); Urban Entertainment (USA); In Paradise Magazine:Barbados (Writer/Editor) and the Nation Newspaper (Barbados). Her dèbut spoken-word CD single- "Beauty Of The Bald Head: The Jazzy Spoken-Word Single" (Butterfly Creative Productions/Kolaiah Studios 2003)-was launched on the luxurious Freewinds Cruise Ship in January 2003. The Aquarian was backed by the celebrated Freewinds Band and Dominican singing sensation Michele Henderson. Top Barbadian musicians who also were featured in her CD shared the stage: saxophonist extradordinaire (Chris Harper (founder of "Cool Jazz'); beloved Bajan diva Tamara Marshall and multi-awarding winning Dwain Gill (on trombone). The CD was favourably reviewed in Ejazznews.com. Listen to Seawoman's acclaimed 2-track music set by clicking on the link below. You can read samples of Sandra's work at Contently.com

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