2019 NIFCA Literary Arts Form (Barbados)

The National Independence Festival of Creative Arts #NIFCA Literary Arts 2018 forms are available!  This annual #artsfestival taking place in the last quarter of the year, is organized by the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados. Eligibility: Bajan Citizens globally and legal residents of Barbados.

2018 NIFCA Literary Arts Form (Barbados)

The National Independence Festival of Creative Arts #NIFCA Literary Arts 2018 forms are available!  This annual #artsfestival taking place in the last quarter of the year, is organized by the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados. Eligibility: Bajan Citizens globally and legal residents of Barbados.

Saluting Caribbean Children’s Authors #ICBD April 2

International Children’s Book Day… is wonderful – pausing to consider how books influence young minds and the celebration of their creators. But then, it also made me also think about the under-representation of the creative children’s authors, writers, storytellers, poets and illustrators the Caribbean when observing this day.

Carifesta XIII 2017 (Barbados)

For Carifesta XIII 2017, Barbados will play host to the roving, multi-disciplinary festival, for the first time since 1981 – from Thursday, August 17 – Sunday, August 27, 2017.

What Are You Doing For World Poetry Day? March 21

So what are YOU doing for #WorldPoetryDay? As proclaimed by UNESCO, World Poetry Day is observed every March 21st since 1999. One of the main objectives is to “support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.” READ MORE

National Cultural Foundation Crop Over Calendar 2015

DATE EVENT VENUE TIME MAY Sunday 24 Crop Over Thanksgiving Service St. James Parish Church, St. James 9:00 a.m. Monday 25 Christ Church Carnival Silver Sands to Wotton, Christ Church 9:00 a.m. Friday 29 Crop Over Mega Cavalcade Queen’s Park, St. Michael 7:00 p.m. Saturday 30 Shades of Red – Red Plastic Bag Ilaro Court, […]

2014 Downloadable NIFCA Literary Arts Form (Barbados)

The National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Literary Arts 2014 forms are available!  This Arts Festival taking place in the last quarter of the year, is organized by the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados. Download the  2014 NIFCA Literary Arts Rules and Entry Form (1)! Eligibility: Citizens and legal residents of Barbados.  Barbadians from […]

National Cultural Foundation Crop Over Calendar 2014

Crop Over, Barbados’ premier festival organized by the National Cultural Foundation, stands apart from the rest with the inclusion of ALL the Arts’ disciplines: visual art, photography, culinary arts, and of course, literary arts. Here’s a vid before some of the changes. **THIS year’s Crop Over READ IN on Sunday June 29th originally at Codrington College, […]

2013 Downloadable NIFCA Literary Arts Form (Barbados)

The National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Literary Arts 2013 forms are available!  This Arts Festival taking place in the last quarter of the year, is organized by the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados. Download the  NIFCA Lit Arts 2013 Rules! Eligibility: Citizens and legal residents of Barbados.  Barbadians from around the WORLD may […]

Read-In Radio (Barbados)

READ-IN Radio is an evolution of the bi-monthly parish-by-parish community READ-In sessions by the Literary Arts desk of the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados. According to Cultural Officer, Literary Arts – Ayesha Gibson-Gill, “READ IN! RADIO’s FIRST episode will air this SUNDAY April 28th 2013! Listen out Read In Radio every final Sunday of the […]

National Cultural Foundation Crop Over Calendar 2013

Crop Over, Barbados’ premier festival organized by the National Cultural Foundation, stands apart from the rest with the inclusion of ALL the Arts’ disciplines: visual art, photography, culinary arts, and of course literary arts. NB. Literary Arts events include the popular Crop Over Read In! (something special slated for 2013 according to Literary Arts Officer […]

“A Matter Of Money” – Jeanette Layne-Clarke (Barbados)

“A Matter Of Money” is part of Jeanette Layne-Clarke’s popular radio series called “Dumplings In De Stew”.  Alfred Pragnell, a well-known storyteller, along with other Bajan actors perform the humorous story in the clip above. Layne-Clarke who passed in 2009,  was a celebrated Bajan radio producer, columnist, creative writer, editor and novelist. According to the […]

NIFCA 2012 Calendar (Barbados)

al National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) 2012 Calendar by the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados NCF). Go to their website for news and events of NIFCA 2012. Look out for the activities in all the disciplines. (Click on the image to zoom in)

Foundation Publishing (Barbados)

Foundation Publishing is the publishing arm of the National Cultural Foundation including titles like For Love Of Country featuring essays on the ten national heroes of Barbados. Contact Cultural Officer Literary Arts,  De Carla Applewhaite (click on OFFICERS @ the top menu and scroll down to LITERARY ARTS to learn about De Carla!) at decarla-applewhaite@ncf.bb.

National Independence Festival Of Creative Arts (Barbados)

The National Cultural Foundation of Barbados (NCF) hosts the National Independence Festival Of Creative Arts NIFCA celebrating Barbados’ anniversary of Independence via the arts: music, culinary, drama/speech, visual and of course literary. It has been launched for the last few years in September culminating in December, at the Awards Ceremony at Ilaro Court, The Prime […]