Project implementation period:
2011 to 2012
About the project:
The Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) aims to support an indigenous cultural industry, the steel pan music art, by training school-age youth from marginalized communities to enable them to later earn a living. At the end of the training period, a Grand Steel Pan Festival will be organized to serve as an avenue for the young participants to showcase their acquired skills and to promote public awareness of this art form.
Country of applicant:
Funds allocated (in USD):
Title of the section:
- Training 250 young people in steel pan art through workshops;
- Organising a “Grand Steel Pan Festival” as part of the graduation ceremony;
- Re-establishing three Community Steel Pan Centers; and
- Documenting and promoting the Steel Pan Art Form to promote its sustainability.
Cultural Development Foundation
Year of application:
Trained over 200 first-time steel pan players in Saint Lucia.