Small Appointed Coordinator Of The Creative Industries

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Entertainer Rodney Small has been appointed the coordinator of the creative industries within the Ministry of Tourism.

The arts refers to the theory and physical expression of creativity found in human societies and cultures.

Major constituents of the arts include literature – including poetry, prose and drama, performing arts – among them music, dance, and theatre; and visual arts – including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpting, and architecture – the art of designing and constructing buildings.

Small according to Minister of Tourism Cecil Mckee will soon have an assistant to help in the carrying out of duties.

Mckee noted that Small’s department will collect data on aspiring musicians and singers not only locally but beyond the shores of SVG, Vincentians with talent.

“ He would work with the talent identified here in SVG, point them in the right direction, provide support where necessary, not only when they are in school but when they leave”.

“ This gives persons who would want to host a function the unnecessary stress of searching for talent since a database would exist for such purpose”.

Mckee said this not only helps with culture and the arts but also sports.

“ it is an important mechanism we have established to assist with the development of cultural arts and the tourism product, it cuts across various ministries as well”.

5 Comments

  1. Congrats Rodney aka Pan Boss!!
    I know you will do your best to keep the artform and culture alive.

  2. Excellent move! Congratulations young man. I know you will do extremely well because you have a passion do what you do.

  3. CONGRATULATIONS To Mr. Rodney Small , and I wish him all the best in his new Post . This is a Good move by the Government of SVG , because there will be a lot of Tourists on Cruise
    Ships , and from the 14th. of this month via Caribbean Air Lines , will be bringing Vincentians from the Diaspora & also Tourists , so that the Government beefing up our Cultural Heritage is an important Asset to entice more Tourists to come to SVG .

  4. Positive move by the gov’t . I will like however, to make some suggestions that will enable the development of the creative industry.In addition to data collection, artistes should be trained in : events planning, marketing , stage craft, all technical areas of their particular discipline, self management, customer relations, human relation, managing success, conducting interviews, appropriate deportment,communications, history of SVG, the importance of the creative industry to SVG.
    These topic can be taught by various gov’t agencies and departments. Need to liase with experience artistes to avoid previous mistakes. Good luck !

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