Tobagonians Talk Culture and the Arts

Artistes, instructors and even the general public turned out on Tuesday (July 24, 2018) at the Shaw Park Complex to give their input on the Draft National Policy on Culture and the Arts.

A public consultation on the document was held to give residents an opportunity to give feedback on the policy and share their ideas. And they were told their input is vital to the process.

“No government has a monopoly on knowledge and ideas,” Secretary of the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation Nadine Stewart-Phillips said, “and your feedback allows policymakers to take into account diverse views for a smoother and more effective implementation of policies and programmes for the benefit of all involved.”

The session was hosted by the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation in collaboration with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts.

The Draft National Policy is entitled “Creating Pathways to Cultural Confi¬dence”. It seeks to provide a framework for nurturing, supporting and maximising on the visual and performing arts and cultural industries.

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