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NIFCA is back with a hybrid format


Tre Greaves

NIFCA is back with a hybrid format
Chief Executive Officer at the National Cultural Foundation, Carol Roberts-Reifer. (Picture by Shanice King)

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After extensive consultation with stakeholders, the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA), is back.

And Chief Executive Officer at the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), Carol Roberts-Reifer, says while there will be some competition, there are also many opportunities for development.

“This year’s festival has been designed to respond to lessons learned by the challenges of operating in a pandemic environment over the past two years. It comprises a hybrid format that combines both digital and face-to-face events and is also designed to produce content that will be available for distribution online for years to come,” she said during the media launch of the month-long festival at the Daphne Joseph-Hackett Theatre in Queen’s Park, The City.

Roberts-Reifer said NIFCA remained committed to highlighting the work of practitioners in seven disciplines: Dance, Music, Theatre, Literary Arts, Film/Video, Visual Arts and Culinary Arts.

Meanwhile, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office with responsibility for Culture Dr Shantal Munro-Knight who officially opened the festival, said they were doing their best to ensure that creative people were respected.

“In the process of crafting this year’s festival, the NCF held a series of town hall meetings to engage our creatives in their respective disciplines to ensure NIFCA programming continues to be inclusive and reflects the input of all stakeholders,” Munro-Knight said. (TG)


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