Call to Artistes: 2013 National Arts Festival

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Castries, Saint Lucia. The Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) announced today that it has decided to extend the period for submission of participation registration in respect of the call for all visual and performing artists, producers, individuals, groups, and any other interested persons in communities around Saint Lucia, to participate in the 2013 National Arts Festival.
The new deadline has been set for Thursday, 31 January 2013 (which will become the “Registration Deadline” for the purposes of the Invitation). In addition, the CDF also hereby announces that the deadline date for the submission of works in the Visual Arts and Literary Arts pursuant to the Invitation to participate in the National Arts Festival is Tuesday, 19 February 2013.
The 2013 National Arts Festival is expected to raise the bar significantly in national participation as performances, exhibitions and presentations will be staged in selected strategic communities around Saint Lucia and not centralized solely in Castries as was done in previous years. The anticipated outcome is a more genuinely national festival that exposes more artists and reaches more audiences and participants across the nation. Another new significant feature in 2013 will be the inclusion of a special programme of training and development Master Classes in selected genres of the arts. This is expected to have an immediate and longer term impact on the technical quality of productions from our artists. An awards night will be held at the end of the festival to recognize the outstanding contributions in the 2013 festival.
The CDF is inviting all individuals, groups and organizations, citizens and residents; amateurs and professionals; living at home or abroad, who are interested in performing, presenting or exhibiting in the 2013 National Arts Festival to apply to the CDF by email, traditional mail or telephone with information on your interest. The information on your intended participation should include the artistic genre you wish to participate in, and any known details on the nature of your submission (e.g size, length, theme, cast etc.). The CDF would also like to know about any technical assistance which may be required to enhance the quality of your submission.
Apply with your art or cultural project for participation in the 2013 National Arts Festival. Application forms are available at the offices of the Cultural Development Foundation or on our website http://www.cdfstlucia.org. Submissions and applications should be made to:
National Arts Festival Committee,
Cultural Development Foundation,
Barnard Hill,
Box CP 5405,
Castries, Saint Lucia.

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