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CARIFESTA XIV Closing Ceremony Address

Saturday 25th August, 2019Queen’s Park SavannahPresented by: DR. THE HONOURABLE NYAN GADSBY-DOLLY, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts SALUTATIONS The Honourable Colm Imbert, Prime Minister (Ag) of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Mrs. Imbert, Mrs. Bridgette Annisette Geroge, Speaker of the House of Assembly Dr. Douglas Slater, Assistant Secretary General of […]

EMA’s iCARE Project supports recycling at CARIFESTA 2019

The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) via its iCARE project is proud to be a contributing partner at CARIFESTA XIV, in support of the green objectives of the CARICOM Secretariat and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC). The EMA is the agency responsible for the management of the Green Fund sponsored, iCARE Project, which has been operational […]

Carifesta XIV bringing the region together in the “Streets of the Caribbean”

Over the next seven days, the sights, sounds, colors, tastes and cultural aspects of all the Caricom nations of the Caribbean will be represented here in Trinidad and Tobago at the fourteenth Caribbean Festival of The Arts – more commonly known as Carifesta XIV. The Queen’s Park Savannah has come alive with all manner of […]

Carifesta XIV keeping a Green Scene

CARIFESTA XIV goes Green! Environmental conservation and preservation is high on the agenda, as representatives of all the nations of the Caribbean region assemble in Trinidad and Tobago this weekend for the start of the Carifesta XIV. The largest showcase of regional talents, goods and services will definitely be a “green scene” in 2019 with […]

TEMPO partnership for Carifesta XIV

The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and The Arts (via the Carifesta Secretariat) has engaged in another strategic partnership with the only cross Caribbean television network, TEMPO for coverage and global distribution of its engaging and entertaining coverage from Carifesta XIV. TEMPO Founder, Chairman and CEO, Frederick Morton recently signed off on the partnership and […]

CARIFESTA XIV Opening Ceremony Address

Ministry of Community Development, Culture, and the Arts Opening of Carifesta XIV CeremonyFriday 16th August 2019 | Queen’s Park Savannah | 6:00 p.m. ADDRESS Presented by: DR. THE HONOURABLE NYAN GADSBY-DOLLY, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts SALUTATIONS Dr. The Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago  Your Excellency Christine […]

CARIFESTA 2019: ‘Celebrating Caribbean Culture’

The 14th edition of the biennial regional festival, CARIFESTA 2019,  is eagerly on its way.

CARIFESTA XIV: Trinidad & Tobago announces a bigger and better festival

This is the 4th time (1992, 1995, 2006 and 2019) that Trinidad & Tobago will organize this festival that has already celebrated creativity, ingenuity and talent 13 times in 8 countries since 1972. 

Carifesta XIV – a Caribbean show

Port of Spain may not be decked out with bright buntings, fluttering streamers and public notices hanging from lampposts and overhead in the streets, but CarifestaXIV is coming in just under two weeks, August 16-24.

A Caribbean Fiesta

WE LIVE in a time of disunity. Countries all over the world are increasingly polarised. We are divided by race, class, and politics. It’s hard to keep sight of what unites us.

Get your Festival Guide!

Need to find out what’s happening and where? Do you need information on ticketing and more? Then click the image below to get your copy of the official CARIFESTA XIV Festival Guide today! ⁣

Steel Pan Takes Centre Stage at CARIFESTA XIV

With just two weeks to go, Trinidad and Tobago, along with the rest of the region and beyond, is on the final stretch in preparation for CARIFESTA XIV, the region’s premier arts festival. Trinidad and Tobago’s hosting of the 14th edition of this festival promises to be epic; with over two hundred events scheduled across […]

C-CAN brings a multidisciplinary group of artists to represent Canada

TORONTO July 30, 2019 – A contingent of nearly 50 nationally recognized artists, arts administrators and their supporters will arrive in Trinidad and Tobago on August 15 for the 14th edition of CARIFESTA.  The contingent is being managed by the Toronto-based, Canadian-Caribbean Arts Network (C-CAN).  Canada is the only country with a Caribbean Diaspora Contingent […]

CARIFESTA XIV Mobile App is Live

Are you ready for the ultimate access to all things CARIFESTA XIV in the palm of your hands?⁣ The CARIFESTA XIV App is now LIVE! ⁣⁣Full details of the BIGGEST display of Caribbean Arts and Culture are now at your fingertips, with the CARIFESTA XIV Mobile App!⁣⁣Download today and get the latest news, view our […]

Request for Proposals

1) Digital Advertising or Communications Agencies of Trinidad and Tobago are invited to submit Proposals for the Digital Advertising of CARIFESTA XIV Youth Village Campaign. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS 2) One (1) soft copy of the Proposal must be emailed to and one (1) original and three (3) hard copies of your Proposal and supporting […]

Visual Arts Call for Submissions

The National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago is leading the charge in showcasing artists and artworks of Trinidad and Tobago during CARIFESTA XIV from August 16th – 25th 2019. This call for applications is open only to nationals of Trinidad and Tobago and it is FREE to apply. It is an opportunity […]

Countdown to CARIFESTA

This summer thousands of artists, art-lovers and creative entrepreneurs from across 19 Caribbean countries will descend on Trinidad and Tobago for the region’s biggest arts festival.

Caribbean Highlights: CARIFESTA XIV

CARIFESTA XIV is right around the corner! The fourteenth edition of the largest Caribbean cultural festival launches on the 16th of August 2019, on Trinidad and Tobago

Call for increased Cultural Entrepreneurship and Festival Tourism as 27th Regional Cultural Committee Meeting opens

On Wednesday 27th March 2019, the 27th edition of the Regional Cultural Committee Annual Meeting was officially opened at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre. Over the next three days some of the region’s most culturally-acute minds will discuss and chart a course forward on pertinent cultural matters impacting the Caribbean. These include an update […]

19 Countries ready for CARIFESTA XIV

With 5 months to go to CARIFESTA XIV, 19 countries have confirmed their attendance at this premier festival of the arts from August 16th-25th, 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago. Sixteen (16) Caribbean member and associate member states have responded to the official invitation to participate in the Festival which was issued via a CARICOM SAVINGRAM […]

Announcing ttff/19 carifesta Edition

The Trinidad & Tobago film festival is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with CARIFESTA XIV to hold the 2019 edition of the film festival – ttff/19 carifesta edition. The annual ttff, now in its fourteenth year, has become a mainstay of Trinidad and Tobago’s cultural calendar, and is well-established as the premiere […]

Invitation to Register for Provision of Goods and Services for CARIFESTA XIV – 2019

‘Journey Round Myself’: CARIFESTA XIV Symposia Calls for Papers

‘Journey Round Myself’ is the theme of the Symposium for CARIFESTA XIV, which is scheduled to take place from August 19-22, 2019 at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain.  The theme is taken from an article of the same name that was written by Errol Hill twenty years ago and […]

11 Countries ready for CARIFESTA XIV

With 7 months to go until CARIFESTA XIV, carded for August 16th-25th, 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago, eleven (11) Caribbean member and associate member states, out of the nineteen (19) invited have already registered, which many may consider unprecedented in recent years. An official invitation to participate in the Festival was issued via a CARICOM […]

Shaggy and Machel Montano headline CARIFESTA XIV Super Concert

The countdown is on with seven (7) months to go for the Caribbean Festival of Arts, CARIFESTA XIV, and as anticipation builds for the premier arts festival, two of the region’s biggest and internationally known entertainers have confirmed their spots on the CARIFESTA Super Concert stage. Jamaica’s Shaggy and T&T’s Machel Montano are booked and […]

CARIFESTA 14 Talent Search and Casting Call

CARIFESTA Talent Search

Talent Search and Casting Call for CARIFESTA XIV

CARIFESTA Talent Search starts Saturday

CARIFESTA 14 Talent Search & Casting Call

The region’s premier festival of the arts is searching the length and breadth of Trinidad and Tobago for known as well as up and coming performers to showcase their skills at CARIFESTA XIV, August 16-25, 2019. CARIFESTA is a 10-day, multi-disciplinary Arts and Culture festival which occurs every 2 years and aims to celebrate the […]

T&T’s CARIFESTA Readiness

On the heels of the official launch and the signing of the Host Country Agreement, the CARIFESTA XIV Host Country Management Committee (HCMC) and the CARIFESTA XIV Secretariat are moving full speed ahead with the planning of the 14th instalment of this Festival of the Arts. CARIFESTA XIV takes place from August 16th to 25th […]

Caribbean Tourism Organization Declares 2019 ‘The Year of Festivals’ In The Caribbean

MEDIA CONTACT: Johnson JohnRose – CTO Tel: (246) 427-5242 Email: Theresa M. Oakes Tel: (516) 594-4100 Email:   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (X Dec. 2018) – On the heels of the past year’s successful Year of Rejuvenation, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2019 the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. Throughout 2019, the […]

Trinidad and Tobago signs CARIFESTA XIV Host Country Agreement

It’s Official! As the excitement builds in the lead up to this country’s hosting of the Caribbean’s premiere Festival of the Arts in 2019, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago signed the Host Country Agreement for CARIFESTA XIV with Ambassador Irwin La Rocque, Secretary General of CARICOM. The signing took […]

Culture Minister Congratulates Springer and Montano on Honorary Doctorates from UTT

Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby Dolly extends warm congratulations to Eintou Pearl Springer and Machel Montano, two stalwarts of local culture who were presented with Honorary Doctorates by the University of Trinidad and Tobago. From a young age Montano, distinguished himself as one of the leaders of the new school of soca, developing his skills […]

CARIFESTA 2019 launched in Trinidad and Tobago

The 2019 edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) was launched in Trinidad on Tuesday night (Caribbean Broadcast Corporation

CARIFESTA XIV Preparations

CARIFESTA XIV preparations in full swing

Preparations for the 14th hosting of CARIFESTA in Trinidad and Tobago are well underway. (Caribbean News Now!)

CARIFESTA 2019 launched in Trinidad and Tobago

The 2019 edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) was launched here on Tuesday night (St. Lucia News Online)

Winners of Take One Feature Film Grant announced

Three (3) first-time feature film producers will be awarded two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250 000.00) each by the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts (MCDCA) as recipients of the inaugural  Take One Feature Film Grant.  Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, MCDCA Minister revealed the names of the three winners during her […]

CARIFESTA XIV Host Country Management Committee appointed today

Letters of appointment were presented to the CARIFESTA XIV Host Country Management Committee (HCMC) by The Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, today, Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the Ministry’s Head Office, Nicholas Towers POS. CARIFESTA XIV will be held from August 16th -25th, 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago under the theme: The Tangible & Intangible, Connect, Share, Invest. The […]

An Investment in the Future – The launch of the Take One Feature Film Grant

The Take One Feature Film Grant targeted at emerging local first-time narrative feature filmmakers (directors) was launched on June 8, 2018, by Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts earlier today at the VIP Room, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. This initiative, which is open to citizens; permanent residents […]

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