IFD Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago to prepare for CARIFESTA XIV

Co-chairs of the meeting Dr. Hilary Brown, and Ms. Susan Shurland pay keen attention as an intervention is made
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The sixteenth Interim Festival Directorate Meeting is currently underway at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre on Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

The purpose of the meeting is to advance planning for the fourteenth staging of the Caribbean Festival of Arts in August 2019. The team is also discussing arrangements for a launch of CARIFESTA XIV on Tuesday and a tour of the venues for CARIFESTA events was scheduled as part of the proceedings.

CARIFESTA XIV will be held in Trinidad and Tobago from 16-25 August, 2019, under the theme ‘The Tangible and Intangible – Connect, Share, Invest’.

The Interim Festival Directorate (IFD) is the Regional advisory body to CARIFESTA and was established in 2006 by the CARICOM Secretariat to manage and provide strategic direction for CARIFESTA until a permanent Board of Directors and Festival Directorate could be established. The IFD has overall responsibility for planning, coordinating and managing the programming and logistical arrangements  for the festival, in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat and the host country, which, in this case, is Trinidad and Tobago.

The IFD comprises representatives from the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC), the artistic community, the CARICOM Secretariat and specialists in areas such as media, intellectual property and marketing.

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