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Carifesta call for Proposals – 3rd June 2013

Carifesta-2006This time around, it looks like CARIFESTA in Suriname will involve e a few more people, at least from Guyana. The Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport has invited submissions and proposals for the Creative Arts Festival that will be held in August 2013. To participate in Carifesta XI in Suriname August 16-26, Interested Guyanese Individuals, groups and organizations are invited to submit their works or attend auditions.

Works are to be submitted by June 14th 2013 and Auditions will be held at the Carifesta Sports Complex fro 10am to 6pm, from June 14 to June 16. Submissions must be made to, and additional information can be obtained from: the Special Projects Officer, Department of Culture (Mash Secretariat), 91 Middle Street, Telephone 592-226-4764. Proposals are invited from Visual, Literary, Performing, Culinary Arts, Fashion, Craft, Film, and Youth. There is a special focus on Youth Involvement in CARIFESTA this year.

CARIFESTA had its origins in Guyana when the first Festival was held in 1972 under the Forbes Burnham Administration. The National Cultural Centre and Festival City were built to accommodate the Festival.

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