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UWI, Mona should have a Faculty of the Creative Arts

 

Former Prime Minister P J Patterson says it’s time for  The University of the West Indies, Mona to create a Faculty of the Creative Arts, with linkages to the Faculty of Humanities. Patterson said the creative economy is a significant part of global GDP, accounting for 6.1 per cent. “It earned more than the services in finance, business, insurance and multifaceted social sciences department,” said Patterson.

That sector brought in US$2.2 billion in 2022 and three per cent of direct and indirect employment, according to the Gleaner. “To achieve sustainable development, which is our purpose, we must drive our entrepreneurial and creative skills, which are critical and indispensible elements in our learning as a people,” said the former Prime Minister.

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Be a part of the Paint the City IV mural project and help them transform the Downtown Kingston Art District!

Katrina Coombs will be having a solo exhibition in Kingston on December 3, 2023, at 11 a.m. It will feature all new work of her explorations of the past two years.

On Saturday October 21, 2023, the National Gallery of Jamaica will resume its annual Teachers’ Seminar series, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Registration is free of cost.

Artists who are or are interested in working with, in, and around theatre for young audiences this is for you!

It's time to send in your artwork!

This month, Artsy features multi-media art by Jamaican artists Judith Salmon and Nadine Anderson-Cheng.

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