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Arts and Culture for the 21st Century: Millennial Dis-Engagement Engagement - Re-Engagement

The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing (EMCVPA) will host its 4th Biennial Arts Conference, October 11-13, 2017 under the theme “Arts and Culture for the 21st Century: Millennial Dis-Engagement Engagement – Re-Engagement“. The theme for this year’s conference comes against the background of the belief that the way forward for national, social and economic independence is through the arts and culture. The 2017 Conference aims to a) listen to what/where young people, within and beyond institutional walls, may be doing/going; b) provide a space where these ideas/issues can be encouraged; c) reflect on the implications of such a dialogue on/for current teaching/learning methodologies.

Keynote and Main Speakers

Christopher Cozier, Interdisciplinary Artist. Christopher Cozier is an artist and writer living and working in Trinidad. He has participated in a number of exhibitions focused upon contemporary art in the Caribbean and internationally. Since 1989 he has published a range of essays on related issues in a number of catalogues and journals. He was on the editorial collective of Small Axe, A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, (1998-2010), and has been an editorial adviser to BOMB magazine for their Americas issues (Winter, 2003, 2004 & 2005).

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Rex Conference 2017 Keynote Speaker: Christopher Cozier

Christopher Cozier is an artist and writer living and working in Trinidad. A 2013 Prince Claus Award laureate, he has participated in a number of exhibitions focused upon contemporary art in the Caribbean and internationally. Since 1989 he has published a range of essays in a number of catalogues and journals. Read more.

Call for proposals/papers for RNC2017 Arts Conference deadline extended to April 30

Arts and Culture for the 21st Century: Millennial Dis-Engagement Engagement – Re-Engagement The theme for this year’s conference comes against the background of the belief that the way forward for national, social and economic independence is through the arts and culture. Under the theme the conference therefore seeks to provide an opportunity to explore the […]

RNC “Tea Meeting” pre-conference social event

We are having a Tea Meeting! The Jamaican cultural manifestation known as a “Tea Meeting” is a hybrid of a convention and a tea party of the English variety. It emerged, like so many other traditions, as a parody of the ways of the colonisers by the enslaved Africans. The latter would imitate the modes […]

Jonkonnu Arts Journal Launched

Originally Published: Sunday | October 27, 2013 by The Jamaica Gleaner | Gleaner Writer: Mel Cooke At only the second staging of its biennial Rex Nettleford Arts Conference, The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) presented the first issue of its Jonkonnu Arts Journal recently. The publication’s official presentation in the […]