Caribbean In Transit

About Caribbean InTransit:

In 1996, we began as a corporately sponsored exhibition of ten emerging artists  in  Port  of  Spain, Trinidad, and grew into a space hosting classes, conversations, and a series of art and jazz events. Today, Caribbean InTransit is a critical Meeting Place for social change through creativity and a showcase for Caribbean Creatives in the visual, culinary, performing and literary arts and architecture.

As a site of learning, our programming includes a bi-annual, open access, peer-reviewed journal,  a newsletter, a Google talk series, a roving arts festival and an Arts workshop series targeting at-risk youth, and persons living with HIV/Aids.

We work with a community of scholars, cultural producers, students, artists, entrepreneurs,  activists,  policy makers and businesses to cultivate a union between entrepreneurship and artistry, and create conversations that are important to the forward movement of the Caribbean and the Diaspora.

We achieve our goals through strategic partnerships and collaborations. To date, we have partnered with the University of the West Indies, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the National Art Gallery of Jamaica, the Art Museum of the Americas (OAS), non-profit organizations and enterprising others.

 Timeline of Accomplishments: Highlights

Timeline Highlights

 Timeline of Accomplishments:

  1. March 2010: Staged “Stimulate and Engage: Symposium on Caribbean art”, in conjunction with the Art Museum of the Americas (OAS) and George Mason University
  2. June 2011: Curated and produced E-Catalogue for “In the Spirit” Art Exhibition held at the Inter-American Development Bank Staff Gallery
  3. December 2011: Production and launch of Issue 1 “Offset: Art Publishing in the Caribbean” at the National Gallery of Jamaica. Participation in Panel Discussion: “Arts Publishing in the Caribbean”
  4. March 2012: Arts Workshop for at risk students: “This is Me”, hosted by Edgar Endress, artist from Washington DC
  5. March 2012: Production and launch of Issue 2 at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad. Partnership with Floating Lab Collective and Provisions Library, Washington DC. Panel Discussion: “Easy Access? Art, Technology, Availability, Impact
  6. September 2012: Became institutionally affiliated with George Mason University, African and African American Studies.
  7. Registered with the Digital Library of the Caribbean
  8. Registered with the Directory of Open Access Journals
  9. Registered with the Library of Congress
  10. December 2012: Production and launch of Issue 3 at George Mason University, Virginia. Partnership with the School of Art, George Mason University. Panel Disccusion for launch “Soil and Blood: Arts for Social Change”  for  National Aids Awareness Day with presenters from GMU, History Department, School of Art & Smithsonian Curators who presented on the Aids Quilt
  11. June 2013: Registration as a non-profit in  Virginia & Trinidad with Boards (on recommendation of Dean  Matt Zingraff)
  12. September 2013: Online launch of Issue 4 via Google Hangout with  Guest Editor Dr. keith Nurse & others
  13. October 2013: Hosted Caribbean InTransit panel for the West Indian Literature Conference, College of the Bahamas,
  14. October 2013: Hosted Caribbean InTransit panel for second Edna Manley Conference of the Arts,  Jamaica,
  15. October 2013: Delivered Arts Workshop at the National Gallery of the Bahamas,
  16. This is Me, Jamaica: workshop with artist Olivia McGilchrist, students of the Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts, and persons living with HIV/Aids
  17. October 2013: “The Meeting Place ” Festival  in partnership with the Postgraduate program in Cultural Studies, University of the West Indies,  National Museum & Art Gallery of Trinidad & Tobago, Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago among others. Hosted “Talking Arts” google hangout with lecturers and Prince Claus fund awardee Christopher Cozier at Alice Yard.
  18. November 2013:  Participation in the Haiti Ghetto Biennale. Worked with students of ENARTS (College of the Arts) and artists of the Grand Rue. Production of Journal issue based on Ghetto Biennale. Worked at the National Palace.
  19. April 2014 : Incubator with Empowered Women International
  20. June 2014: “Creatives of the Caribbean festival in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank, Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage,  Duke Ellington School  of the Arts
  21. October 2014: “The Meeting Place II” festival in partnership with the Department of Creative & Festival Arts, University of the West Indies, MACO magazine, Production One,  Island People, National Drama Association of Trinidad & Tobago among others. Possible partnership with the Ministry of Planning & Sustainability.
  22. March 2014: Caribbean InTransits president was selected as one of 10 young innovators to present at the 55th annual Meeting of the Board of Governors in Bahia, Brazil. This engagement with the bank is intended to be an ongoing project of relationship building, exchange, innovation and joint project development.

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