Le Centre d’Art, a non-governmental organization committed to the promotion and enhancement of Haitian art, proposes to support the development and dissemination of Caribbean art by: (1) establishing a Caribbean network for artistic creation; (2) promoting the artistic production of Caribbean women; (3) promoting the exchange of good practices within cultural institutions to enhance the visibility and dissemination of Caribbean art.
- Establishment of partnerships among at least five Caribbean cultural institutions to facilitate collaboration.
- An artist-in-residence exchange programme for women artists from Haiti and the Caribbean (Cuba, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and Dominican Republic), in order to support the production of works of art, organize meetings between local artists and audiences, as well as the exchange of techniques and ideas through creativity workshops and public lectures.
- A critical writing seminar led by a Caribbean art critic for 40 cultural journalists and art historians, in order to improve the visibility and dissemination of Caribbean art, and to strengthen the capacities of cultural operators in Haiti.
- Practical training on curating and cultural mediation for 10 cultural operators through the organization of an exhibition of art works created through the artists-in-residence scheme and through conferences and seminars.
- Creates networks and initiatives that support and facilitate the mobility of artists and cultural professionals in the Global South - The project aims to establish a network of Caribbean cultural operators to facilitate exchanges on the distribution of Caribbean art. To achieve this, partnerships between Caribbean cultural institutions will be established to develop collaboration through artists-in-residence schemes in Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and the Dominican Republic.
- Addresses capacity development needs relating to creation, production and distribution – The project will allow artists of six Caribbean countries, as well as various Haitian cultural operators specialized in different visual arts to become more professional. Artists-in-residence schemes will facilitate the exchange of techniques and ideas through creativity workshops and public lectures. The writing seminar for cultural journalists and art historians will be aimed at the improvement of promotional tools for the visual arts. Curating and cultural mediation internships will professionalize cultural operators, enabling them to adopt modern practices.
- Supports the representation of women as creators and producers of cultural expressions by strengthening professional networks and building capacities - The project’s approach focuses on gender. The project will support 10 women artists-in-residence and build the capacities of professional women in the field of Haitian art in terms of critical and promotional production as well as curating.