Title: The Caribbean Festival of Creative Arts ( CARIFESTA )
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Title: The Caribbean Festival of Creative Arts ( CARIFESTA )
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: CARICOM
Publisher: CARICOM
Place of Publication: Guyana
Publication Date: 2000
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IaOCRATV ART
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The Caribbean Festival of
Creative Arts (CARIFESTA) was
conceived out of an appeal from a
regional gathering of artists who
were at the time participating in a
Writers and Artists Convention in
Georgetown, Guyana in 1970 and
which coincided with Guyana's
move to Republican Status.

The three main considerations
with regard to the staging of
CARIFESTA were:














The regional creative festival was
first held in Georgetown, Guyana
in 1972, attracting creative artists
from over 30 Caribbean and Latin

American countries.
It is a celebration of the ethnic and

racial diversity which separately
and collectively creates cultural
expressions that are wonderfully
unique to the Caribbean.

The cultural village life of
CARIFESTA is intended to be a
mixture of the States of the
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Caribbean Community
(CARICOM); the wider Caribbean
Latin America; and a representation
of Africa, Asia, Europe and North
America.

It is a vision of the peoples with
roots deep in Asia, Europe and
Africa, coming together to preform
their art forms,embracing literature
inspired by the Caribbean's own
peculiar temperament, paintings
drawn from the awe inspiring
tropical ecology; and the visionary
inheritance of our forefathers.

The symbol of the first
CARIFESTA was a dark hand
rising and grasping the sun,
depicting the skills and aspirations
of the tropical man with talent
untold. ,

















Ten years later, the occasion of
CARIFESTA V which was held in
Trinidad and Tobago in 1992 was a


watershed event in the development
and promotion of the arts and
culture in the Region.

This exposition took on a new focus
with linkages to the overall national
programmes for the development of
the arts and culture to ensure the
complete harmonisation of
objectives and effectiveness across
the Region.

CARIFESTA has so far been staged
sixtimes:-
1972: CARIFESTA I
Guyana
1975: CARIFESTA II
Jamaica
1979: CARIFESTA III
Cuba
1981: CARIFESTA IV
Barbados
1992: CARIFESTA V
Trinidad and Tobago
1995: CARIFESTA VI
Trinidad and Tobago
2000: CARIFESTA VII
St. Kitts and Nevis


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