On this week’s Arts Page, Find out whats steps our cultural ambassadors are implementing to stay relevant and active during this season of curfew amidst the COVID19 pandemic.
With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting every sector of society, the creative arts industry in particular is in dire straits as some will argue that entertainment is more a luxury, than an essential. So, how do creatives earn at this time? Kingston Creative is is helping to solve this problem by providing opportunities to earn directly from social media posts. Learn more about this initiative on this edition of the Arts Page.
The health systems across the world have been stretched and strained as governments grapple with the deadly coronavirus. Two of the major issues are supply shortages and a lack of funds to purchase what little supplies exist. As a means of raising money to tackle these issues in Jamaica, the government has joined forces with entertainment industry players to host a telethon. Press play to find out more about this initiative on the Arts Page.
As the Coronaviru continues to look, self-quarantine and social distancing remain as a key measure to stop its spread and with public gatherings on pause, creatives are finding ways to come together while apart, using social media. Press play to find out what virtual events are keeping patrons active during this time of social distancing.
Stuck at home? Alone? With kids? No matter your situation, make the most of this quarantine and chill season. Press play to listen this week’s Arts Page as we share with you some tips to keep you in good mental health.
On this week’s Arts Page… stuck at home? This may be the time you’ve always needed to start something new. Press play to hear about useful tips on how to not only pass the time but make the most of it.
The Government has announced restrictions on public gatherings in the wake of the second confirmed imported case of COVID-19. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement at an emergency press conference at Jamaica House Wednesday, where he urged citizens to limit public gatherings in order to avoid community-spread of the virus. Press play to get more details on these event & permit restrictions
Starting in the month of March, the National Gallery of Jamaica will introduce for your viewing pleasure First Saturdays. The new undertaking will complement the ‘Jamaica Jamaica’ exhibition mounted at the NGJ on the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Orange Street in Kingston. Press play to find out how this new monthly event will better help patrons understand and appreciate the prevailing themes in the exhibit which opened at the start of Reggae Month.
Following on the success of four award-winning faith based movies, BarriVision Films is collaborating with Jamaica Youth for Christ to once again stage the Jamaica International Faith Film Festival (JIFF), from February 20-22. Press play to hear more on this edition of the Arts Page.
In 2007, Judith Falloon Reid travelled to a place many of us have never even dreamt about visiting, a place so remote, cold and isolated few people are brave enough to set foot on its shores. Where is this place, it’s called Antarctica. Having made the once in a lifetime trip, Mrs. Faloon Reid has returned to share her adventures with the world. Listen to the Arts Page to learn more.
On this week’s Arts Page, a thousand US dollars up for grabs for the country’s best poets. Stay tuned to hear more.
Kingston Creative has been a quiet but transformative force, changing the Downtown, Kingston space in recent months. One does not have to look far for the physical evidence, only take a trip to Water Lane, Church Street, Harbour Street and Rosemary Lane and observe the aesthetic difference being made through the organisation’s, Art Walk and mural projects. However, there have been concerns about the extent to which these efforts benefit the residents of Downtown. Listen to the Arts Page to get the details.
Have you been seeing murals popping up all across the Corporate Area? Chances are they were painted as part of a multidimensional mural project titled, ‘Paint Up Yu Creative Space’, being spearheaded by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and the Kingston and the St. Andrew Municipal Corporation. The project, which will be undertaken in three phases, aims to promote Kingston’s international designation as a Creative City.
On this week’s Arts Page, painters, sculptors and other local artisans gear up for the 2019 staging of the Association of Jamaican Potters Art and Craft Fair. Check out this edition of the Arts Page to get the latest.
47 individuals and youth organisations received the 2019 Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in 12 categories. Ranging from Academics to Sports the categories of the awards were broad, giving the nearly 90 nominees a fair chance at being recognised for their dedication to their various fields. Listen to this edition of Arts Page to find out more.