Tuesday, March 26, 2019

$1 Million for Culture Fund

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By Royston Jones Jr.

Public arts and murals program to be launched

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced that the government will seed a culture fund to the tune of $1 million to help promote the arts and cultural development in The Bahamas.

The announcement came during a televised national address.

According to the prime minister, the fund will be dedicated to supporting the development of Bahamian painters, writers, sculptures, filmmakers, artisans, playwriters, poets, musicians and performing artists involved in “projects of cultural significance”.

Artists will be able to apply for small grants to “support initiatives that will add to cultural expression of the country”.

The grant system will be managed by an independent, non-political entity.

Minnis said this will ensure no Bahamian artist has to ask a politician for a grant.  Read more >>