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”.