Saturday, June 19, 2010

Exploring the Business of Carnival at UTT

Pretty Sarva Rickhi stands outside the National Academy for the Performing Arts
 (NAPA), before the start of Nache, the recently held East Indian dance festival.
Photo: Edison Boodoosingh
The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) will host This Business of Carnival: Past, Present and Future, the first in a series of symposia which will address the business aspect of Carnival. This conference will explore Carnival’s impact in strengthening the creative sector of the economy, highlight career paths which are linked to the festival and review the challenges, as well as the opportunities, which are inherent in Carnival.
The three-day symposium will look at the growth and development of the national festival and particular attention will be given to its viability and sustainability. This Business of Carnival: Past, Present and Future takes place at the UTT Campus, at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) on June 21-23. Participants will be exposed to thematic offerings, such as, Developing Our Cultural Stock, Building the Creative Economy and Strengthening the Future. Participants are asked to pre-register. Call 642 8888/ 223-4888 Ext No 27100, 27101 or 27122 for further details."
Trinidad Guardian
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