CULTURE, CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, ENTERTAINMENT AND HERITAGE Culture, as the way of life of a people, has shaped the Jamaican social, economic and political landscape in very fundamental ways, particularly in its role in the creation of Brand Jamaica and in the consolidation of our national identity. The following are just a few of our extensive policy and programme prescriptions to enhance the reach and output of the Culture, Creative Industries, Entertainment and Heritage sector.
Culture, Cultural Identity Consolidation and Implications for Partnerships with the Ministry of Education •
Strengthen collaboration between the Ministry and Agencies responsible for Culture, Creative Industries, Entertainment and Heritage and the Ministry of Education in the planning and staging of Jamaica Day Promote greater collaboration between the Ministry and Agencies responsible for Culture, Creative Industries, Entertainment and Heritage and the Ministry of Education in training of cultural agents in schools.
Culture, Creative Industries, Entertainment, Heritage and Brand Jamaica consolidation and promotion •
Establish 21st century museum of the Jamaican People: A National Museum to share our history and culture, with smaller permanent exhibitions in the Institute of Jamaica network to enable wider reach to all Jamaicans
of regular programmes to upgrade and enhance the design elements of our Craft sector, with assistance from Latin American partners. •
Include the Creative Industries and Entertainment sector within the National Export Strategy.
Artists Development and Support •
Use of a Creative Industries and Entertainment Fund to facilitate incubation, development, promotion and marketing of leading young artists in various areas of Creative Industries and Entertainment, such as music, film, fashion and art.
Appoint a panel of leading Music Industry experts to discover, develop and promote young artists for global reach in the Industry.
Support for Cultural Communities •
Provide funding for cultural communities such as Maroons and Rastafari to promote and grow their festivals to international standards and promotion.
Creative Industries and Entertainment Development and Promotion
Support the staging of commemorative celebrations in Rastafari community (50th anniversary of the arrival of Emperor Haile Selassie in April 2016)
Promote regular meetings in support of cultural communities to ensure continuity and transfer of information and traditions within the communities and the country at large.
Activate and invigorate the Culture and Creative Industries Council as an overarching mechanism for the integration and regulation of policies and programmes in this area. Collaborate with UTECH Design and Entrepreneurial Centre and the Edna Manley College for the development
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