CATAPULT | Caribbean Artist Showcase

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!



Erik Alfredo Martinez
Dominican Republic

 


Shannon Alonzo
Trinidad & Tobago

 


Meredith Andrews
Bermuda

 


Lucinda Audain
Sint Maarten

 


Amina Blackwood Meeks
Jamaica

 


Caryana Castillo de los Santos
Dominican Republic

 


Helen Ceballos
Puerto Rico

 


Akeem Chandler-Prescod
Barbados

 


Christopher Din Chong
Trinidad & Tobago

 


Daniel Edwards
Jamaica

 


Emani Edwards
Jamaica

 


Sharelly Emanuelson
Curaçao

 


Danielle Gennard
Jamaica

 


Renard Harris
Jamaica

 


Gherdai Hassell
Bermuda

 


Glenda-Rose Layne
Trinidad & Tobago

 


Lisa Léj
Jamaica

 


Kenneth A. Mèlendez
Puerto Rico

 


Jodi Minnis
The Bahamas

 


Erica Louise Richards
Jamaica

 


Rebel Women Lit
Jamaica

 


Minori Izumi Russell
Jamaica

 


A-dZiko Simba Gigele
Jamaica

 


Vonley W. Smith
Barbados

 


Nwannia Sorzano
Trinidad and Tobago

 


Awilda Sterling Duprey
Puerto Rico

 


Gladstone Taylor
Jamaica

 


Fabian M. Thomas
Jamaica

 


Claudette Thompson
The Bahamas

 


Waldane Walker
Jamaica

 


Steve D. Whittaker
St. Kitts & Nevis

 


Maya Wilkinson
Jamaica

 


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.