Roseau, Dominica – July 21st, 2014 – Caribbean Performing Arts Federation (C-PAF)Inc., which has been registered and incorporated in Dominica since 2012, officially launches at a Media launch scheduled to take place on Saturday July 26th, 2014 at The Ruins in Roseau.
The Directors on the Executive of C-PAF who are present for the Media Launch are the ChiefExecutive Director – Irvin C Durand; Ross Le Blanc; Operations& Programs Director- Sandra A.James and Media & Communications Director – Jackie Cherebin-Weekes of Dominica, Grenada and St. Lucia respectively. Members of Dominica’s Task Force will also be in attendance.
The Caribbean Performing Arts Federation (C-PAF) is a private sector Not forProfit organization registered in Dominica with representation throughout the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
- The mission of C-PAF is to foster and promote the performing arts primarily in the OECS sub-region and eventually on a global scale.
- The purpose of C-PAF is to facilitate the development of an enabling environment for the implementation of a more integrated OECS creative arts sector.
- C-PAF aims to develop the educational and performing arts programs targeting both in school (primary and secondary levels) as well as out of school youths
- Specific focus will be given to the professional and personal development of industry practitioners.
NationalTask Forces have been established in most of the territories and official launches are scheduled in the near future, with St. Lucia being the next in line. The Task Forces are made up of Task Force Members and Resource persons with special interests transcending the varying aspects of the Performing Arts and support services.
The Launching of C-PAF in Dominica also coincides with the first partnering with an organization to produce a concert to showcase artistes from the OECS and to provide exposure and expand their fan base. Sunday July 27th will see C-PAF and Unity Music in a collaborative effort; showcase Omari Banks (Former West Indies Cricketer and son of Bank Banks) of Anguilla, Meshak of St. Lucia and Mista Killer of Grenada alongside Dominican Artistes in the Nature Isle Roots Festival. This is one of the mandates of C-PAF and plans are to establish these partnerships and linkages on an annual basis in all of the territories.
The Federation seeks to partner with as many Governments, organizations, groups and individuals to work towards the development of the Performing Arts and to bring the talents and skills of our performers to a high standard in order to export them globally.