Through the Caribbean Artist Showcase, features by artists in written, video, or audio format will be published that can be used to promote the talent and diversity in the region, and to give insight into the work and life of creatives.
The programme seeks to maintain and enhance artists’ visibility, allowing a global audience to be introduced to and support new artists during this period. The programme targets individuals exploring the critical key themes of culture, human rights, gender, LGBTQIA+ and climate justice which are so relevant to the region. Each selected artist will receive a grant of $500 USD and a maximum of 40 artists will be chosen.
See the selected awardees from this programme below, and stay tuned to see the stories of these creative practitioners published!
CATAPULT | A Caribbean Arts Grant is a COVID-19 relief programme conceptualised by Kingston Creative (Jamaica) and Fresh Milk (Barbados) and funded by the American Friends of Jamaica | The AFJ (USA). Designed as a capacity building initiative it will directly provide financial support to over 1,000 Caribbean artists, cultural practitioners and creative entrepreneurs impacted by the pandemic and working in the themes of culture, human rights, gender, LGBTQIA+, and climate justice.