Honouree Lucia White, Food and Nutrition Teacher at the St. Winifred’s School (centre) – a stalwart in the field of education, receiving her Carmeta’s NIFCA Recognition Award from Cranston Browne, Chief Executive Officer, NCF while Andrea Wells, Chief Cultural Officer looks on. (GP)
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The National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) is not the end of the line for the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) involvement in the various artistic expressions and disciplines showcased during the annual six-week event.
In an interview with WEEKEND BUZZ, chief cultural officer Andrea Wells spoke about what happens in schools with artists, writers, and others after NIFCA.
“We utilise the exhibition to give us a sense, kind of like a slice through the practice of art, whether in our schools, our communities or in visual artists studios, to give us an idea of strengths and weaknesses, to note what is missing, what is absent.
“If we note, for example, that there is a diminishing number of fine craft in leather coming through, we might contact the BIDC and encourage them to partner with us and host a workshop that offers such training. If we see there is a particular decline in a particular art form we will ask the question why and then offer a workshop, hopefully to correct it," she said. (GBM)
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