CATAPULT | Consultancy Vouchers

The CATAPULT Consultancy Voucher Programme provides professional expertise to cultural practitioners to aid in the development of entrepreneurial potential through their online presence. Creatives will receive consulting support from technical experts from the region to set up a website, social media platforms, or online store to increase their ability to conduct e-commerce and market their works globally. Each selected creative, 40 in total, will receive a $500 USD voucher to be used for website, social media, and/or e-commerce capability development.

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.

Websites, social media accounts, and online stores created will be promoted across the CATAPULT online platforms, and where possible, published by local media partners.

See the selected awardees from this programme below, and stay tuned to see the 40 new online  platforms this programme will launch!



Sharon Austin
Jamaica

 


Charl Baker
Jamaica

 


Delroy Bashkam
Jamaica

 


Tanya Batson Savage
Jamaica

 


Michelle Carpenter
Jamaica

 


Rhonda Chan Soo
Trinidad & Tobago

 


Shadaia Cheraliyah Francis
Jamaica

 


Lisa Codella
The Bahamas

 


Gabrielle Gayle
Jamaica

 


Onaje Guthrie
Jamaica

 


Richard Lee Guthrie
Jamaica

 


Amir Hall
Trinidad & Tobago

 


Gashwayne Hudson
Jamaica

 


Chereese La-Vonne Ricketts
Jamaica

 


Enith Martin Williams
Jamaica

 


Richard Nattoo
Jamaica

 


Kadiejra O’Neal
Barbados

 


Akley Olton
St. Vincent & the Grenadines

 


Greg Owen
Jamaica

 


Anika Plowden-Corentin
Trinidad & Tobago

 


Naomi Redway
Jamaica

 


Oneika Russell
Jamaica

 


Stacie Ann Shaw
Jamaica

 


Alwyn St. Omer
St. Lucia

 


Dwayne ‘Stewy’ Stewart
Jamaica

 


Nikisha Marissa-Marsha Toppin
Barbados

 


Evoné Walters
Jamaica

 


Quentin M. Williams
St. Kitts & Nevis

 


Sonia Suzette Williams
Barbados

 


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.