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Our congratulations to Pascale Obolo and the entire team behind film, "Calypso Rose: The Lioness of the Jungle". This has been acquired by PBS, and will therefore be broadcast to 150 millions US households during the course of this year.
The film is now distributed to Women Make Movies, and is enjoying exposure in many regional and inernational festivals. On 20th July 2012, it will open the 10th Black Women's Film Festival which will take place in the Kaiser Lakeside Theatre, Oakland, California.
The 5th volume of ARC Magazine has just been released, celebrating Caribbean art and culture.
ARC Issue 5 presents a collection of works by contemporary artists practicing in the Caribbean and its diaspora. Artists featured include Surinamese artists Nicholaas Porter and Charl Landvreugd among other, including Jamaican jeweller and metal smith, Jasmine Thomas-Girvan, Puerto Rican Melissa Calderon, Lawrence Graham-Brown, Sandra Stephens and Martinician photographer Rober Charlotte.
According to Culture Minister Stephen Lashley, “the creative sector in Barbados has immense potential, but the country must make up for lost time in capitalizing upon it.” He added that the Ministry was in the advanced stages of drafting a new Cultural Industries Bill, which he anticipates having enacted before the end of the year.
With support from UNESCO, St Vincent and the Grenadines is embarking on the development of the country’s national cultural policy. Announced by Elvis Charles, Junior Minister in the Ministry of Tourism, Youth, Sports and Culture, this project aims to develop cultural diversity in St Vincent.
The Inter-American Development Bank delivered three crates of art materials to Port-au-Prince for the use of Haitian artists affected by the earthquake of January 2010. Among the donated materials were acrylic and oil paints, canvas stretchers, canvas, brushes, spatulas, staplers and staples. Port-au-Prince’s Nader Museum and Art Gallery will distribute the materials.