The launch of the cultural component of the IFLE Programme will be held tomorrow at the Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination (University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus) in the presence of the designated National Focal Points and Artistic Mentors for each of the countries involved in the programme, including Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
The launch follows a call to artists, initiated in September 2019, which aimed to identify artists who could be invited to partake in a linguistic and technical support program. More than a hundred artists from eleven countries of the English-speaking Caribbean have applied to the IFLE cultural program.
This program will include French lessons specifically geared towards the creative and cultural sector and workshops allowing artists to share their experiences, network and exchange on good practices. Between March and May 2020, selected artists will also receive financial and technical support from the IFLE Programme to tour festivals in and outside the Caribbean, giving them the opportunity to further their networking efforts and showcase their talent beyond their local cultural scene.