The Arts: Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Exchanges

The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing (EMCVPA) will host its 5th Biennial Arts Conference, October 9-11, 2019 under the theme “The Arts: Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Exchanges“. DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR CALL FOR PROPOSALS. You still have time to submit your abstracts and suggestions for Panels. The new deadline is June 30, 2019.

Keynote Speaker: Jericho Brown

Jericho Brown is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon 2019). His poems have appeared in Buzzfeed, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME magazine, Tin House, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.

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View List of Accepted Proposals – Updated August 2017

View List of Accepted Proposals – Updated August 2017

RNAC and the Morant Bay Rebellion

The start of the Rex Nettleford Arts Conference 2017 on Wednesday October 11, 2017 coincides with the 152 nd anniversary of The Morant Bay Rebellion in Jamaica which began on Wed Oct 11, 1865. Sometimes referred to as the Morant Bay Uprising, it is considered a watershed moment in Jamaica’s political development, culminating widespread dis-satisfaction […]

View the list of accepted proposals

View the list accepted proposals – updated list

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.