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Our top 15 artistic events in the Caribbean in August 2021

As we approach the end of summer, we don’t want you to miss out on the best art and cultural events happening this month, here’s a list of the top 15 events ! Stay up to date with the latest events in the Caribbean through our art events agenda: www.caribeart.fr

Calendé creative and research residency (workshop)

June 30th – September 4th, 2021 ▪︎ presented by SeizeMètresCarrés in Martinique.

Calendé @calende__ × SeizeMètresCarrés is a research and creation residency until 4 September 2021 – 109 rue Moreau De Jonnès-FDF. SeizeMètresCarrés offers you a jewellery-making workshop with the craftswoman and jewellery designer Adeline Chapin, founder of Calendé.

Annual Artistic Grants – Virgin Islands (funding opportunity)

July 30th – August 31st, 2021 ▪︎ presented by US Virgin Islands Council on the Arts in US Virgin Islands.

The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts is currently accepting grant applications for the 2022 grant cycle. Please note that all Grant Applications will now be submitted online at http://www.vicouncilonarts.org/grant-pro…/grant-application/. Applicants must register online, complete the selected application and upload all supporting documents on or before the deadline date of August 31, 2021.

Reflections on Emancipation and Post Colonial Society (exhibition)

August 13th – September 15th, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Caribbean Centre for the Arts, in US Virgin Islands.

The exhibition will feature multi-media artwork by 17 Barbadian artists who will approach the theme with their own unique visions and run August 13 through September 25. It is curated by Anderson M Pilgrim and Oneka Small of Barbados.

‘MIRADOR CIRCULAR’ – Galleria Continua Habana (exhibition)

December 19th 2020 – August 29th, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Gallery Continua in Cuba.

Arte Continua is pleased to present, on the occasion of its 5th anniversary in Cuba and the 30 years of Galleria Continua, the group exhibition MIRADOR CIRCULAR (Circular viewpoint), with Cuban artists Alejandro Campins, Iván Capote, Yoan Capote, Elizabet Cerviño, Carlos Garaicoa, Osvaldo González, Luis López-Chávez, José Mesías, Susana Pilar and José Yaque.

Heron Mosaic workshop at Cosecha (workshop)

August 27th, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Cosecha in Aruba.

It’s mosaic time once again! In this workshop in Cosecha San Nicolas Merveline Geerman will once again show you the basics of mosaic, this time by creating a Heron. This is also available as a Do It Yourself package, available for pick up September 3rd, so order now or sign up for the workshop by filling in this form https://forms.gle/X9FmFvhCtVBTwimR6 , or send us an email if you have any additional questions at cosechaworkshop@gmail.com

Open call – Central Bank annual art exhibition DEADLINE: 1 October 2021 (call for artists)

October 1st, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Central Bank of the Bahamas Culture Initiatives in Bahamas.

Since 1984, the Central Bank stages an annual art competition and exhibition. It continues to uncover and showcase budding Bahamian talent in the visual arts. For many, this competition and exhibition have served as an introduction to the Bahamian art world. The exposure received has been an invaluable first step in growing their gifts. Moreover, in staging this event, the Central Bank has enjoyed the distinct privilege of assisting young Bahamians in educational pursuits that have helped them to further develop their skills. As a result, many of them have gone on to very promising and successful professional careers in visual arts.

‘Rencontres Photographiques de Guyane’ creative residencies for artists from the West Indies (artist residency)

Now – November 28th, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Les Rencontres Photographiques de Guyane in Guyana.

For several years now, the Rencontres Photographiques de Guyane has been welcoming photographers from the West Indies for creative residencies. “Just next door to us, Amazonia”, is the theme of this year’s biennial event (3 to 28 November)

Que la Lumiére soit (collective exhibition)

April 30th to August 31st, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Artists of Saint Barths in Saint Barthélemy.

With the support of the Collectivité de Saint Barthélemy, we are pleased to present a new collective exhibition of paintings, photographs and sculptures made by artists from the island. A bright, light and optimistic exhibition, to celebrate the return to an almost normal life in Saint Barthélemy. From April 30 to August 31 at Wallhouse museum in Gustavia.

The Business of Art: Writing Funding Proposals (workshop)

August 24th 2021 ▪︎ presented by National Gallery of the Cayman Islands in the Cayman Islands.

The business of Art provides virtual panels, lectures and workshops to support you in building and maintaining your creatives business. In this online webinar with the NGCI team and guests from abroad, learn how to write the most successful proposals for costly projects.

Collecting Our Voices in Caribbean & Diaspora (collective exhibition)

August 5th – August 26th, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Arawak Beach Resort in Guadeloupe.

Group exhibition at L’Arawak. “Covid: Collecting Our Voices in Caribbean & Diaspora”: presentation of artists from Guadeloupe and Martinique. With the works of David Gumbs , Bruno Metura Ruddy Marc Roquelaure / Thoutnefer Tunde May Clémente, Elie Babel and Céline Bernabé.

Makemba Kunle at Arnim’s Gallery (exhibition)

August 7th – August 21st, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Arnim’s Gallery in Trinidad & Tobago.

Makemba Kunle’s exhibition titled The Gathering Storm will now take place from August 7-21 at Arnim’s Gallery, 27 Tragarete Road, Port of Spain. This “Storm” is a “suite” of drawings, ink on paper, of a civilisation in the crisis of defeat, together with a selection of miniatures executed between 2014 and 2021, said a media release. The exhibition is Kunle’s first showing in Port of Spain in just over six years. His last show was The Unfolding of an Artist: Art, Aesthetics and Revolution at the National Museum and Art Gallery in 2014.

“Vibraciones Contemporáneas” (collective exhibition)

Now – Ongoing ▪︎ presented by Lor Gallery in Dominican Republic.

Contemporary Vibes ′′ Feat. Luis Cruz Azaceta, Santiago Ydañez, Gustavo Peña, Ignacio Iturria, Pierre Monestier, Jose Bedia, Jose Garcia Cordero, Los Bravú and Tania Marmolejo.

Beginner Painting Classes Erika Moran (workshop)

August 27th, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Erika Moran in Aruba.

On August 27th, Cosecha will be hosting their first figure drawing class with a live model, led by Erika Moran. The human figure is one of the most enduring themes in the visual arts, it can be a beautiful thing to contemplate and study. Price includes material, Bellini and hors d’oeuvres. Don’t miss out on this upscale and avant garde event! Sign up by filling in this form https://forms.gle/X9FmFvhCtVBTwimR6, or send an email if you have any additional questions at cosechaworkshop@gmail.com

Meet up Town Hall Edition: Kingston Creative

August 27th, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Kingston Creative in Jamaica.

This month’s MeetUp is all about Downtown! The building of a Creative City Downtown has a direct impact on the entire community, whether they are residents, business owners, creatives or others. The Meetup seeks to find out what the community thinks a Creative City is and whether this aligns with Kingston Creative’s vision/plans. It aims as well to hear what the needs and challenges of the community are outside of this vision as this directly affects their engagement. In addition, the Meetup will discuss the type of support community players need to participate in or access the budding creative City. Among the panel will be representatives from the SDC, community leaders and creatives.

Afribembé Festival

August 21st, 2021 ▪︎ presented by Caribbean Cultural Center in New York.

Registration for AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL is now open and the performance line-up has been released. This event is free to attend, but capacity will be limited. Those who register will be guaranteed entry from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. so secure your spot, now.

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