Updates from Create Caribbean
Here are some updates from Create Caribbean and news from our partners and associates.
Register for our Poetry Writing Workshop
Create Caribbean will be hosting a series of free online poetry-writing workshops for six weeks. The sessions will be led by writer, Vladimir Lucien. Join us every Tuesday, starting from April 18, 2023, at 6:00 PM until May 24, 2023.
Register here today!
Visit the Visualizing Caribbean Literature Website
Have you checked out the Visualizing Caribbean Literature (VCL) website yet?VCL is an interactive database of more than 3,000 literary works about the Caribbean experience or by writers from the Caribbean from as early as the 1800s to the contemporary moment. The database includes authors and titles that represent the diversity of the body of work that is Caribbean literature in language, genre, author country of origin and publication location and institution. The project also represents works in translation from the authors included in the visualizations. VCL is a student-built project, a capstone assignment of the Research, Technology and Community (RTC) Internship at Create Caribbean Research Institute. We invite you to experience VCL as a learning, teaching and reading resource.
Check out the website here!
Apply for the RTC Internship
The RTC Internship Program at Create Caribbean Research Institute is an academic enrichment initiative. Students will be exposed to the culture of academic research, digital humanities and community engagement. Interns receive the opportunity to collaborate, learn and practice their talents on projects of importance to the college community, national development and to build regional and international networks as students and scholars.
In order to be eligible, students must be enrolled at Dominica State College and commit approximately 10 hours per week during the regular semester and 20 hours per week for one month during the summer. During this time, students will work and learn in the practice-based research environment of the Institute.
Students will receive a stipend of US$400 per semester subject to satisfactory academic performance and program progress.
Interns who successfully complete the academic and service requirements of the program will be awarded a Certificate in Caribbean Digital Studies from Dominica State College.
Apply by completing the Application Form, Personal Statment and Academic Recommendation.
The deadline to apply for the RTC Internship is July 15, 2023.
Apply here today!
Apply for Caribbean Digital Virtual Artist’s Residency 2023
The Caribbean Digital Virtual Artist’s Residency program supports Caribbean artists working in digital media. The residency is offered in conjunction with the annual Caribbean Digital (TCD) conference, an international event hosted annually at locations in the United States and the Caribbean since 2014, in partnership with Alice Yard, a contemporary art collective based at Granderson Lab in Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. This program is sponsored by the Mellon Foundation.
Beginning in 2022 and for a period of four years, TCD and Alice Yard are partnering to create an annual virtual residency program for artists of the Caribbean and its diasporas who work in digital media. The residency aims to facilitate the development of new artworks in digital media that investigate ideas and practices in Caribbean Digital Humanities and engage with scholars in the TCD network and community.
The residency consists of the following:
a cash stipend of US$5,000 to support six months of part-time research and creative work, to begin in June 2023;
curatorial mentorship by artist and Alice Yard co-director Christopher Cozier;
two virtual studio visits by professional curators or critics;
the commissioning and online publication of a critical text by a professional art writer to document the artist’s work and process;
arranged travel and accommodation to present the resulting work at TCD’s annual conference in December 2023.
For more information, visit their website.
Watch the Screening of Reimagining Queen Nanny of the Maroons
In celebration of Women’s History Month and its theme of “Women Who Tell Our Stories,” NYU Liberal Studies invites you to join Dr. Leo Douglas at a screening and panel discussion for the launch of his documentary short, Reimagining Queen Nanny of the Maroons. This event features Liberal Studies professor Jacqueline Bishop, Dr. Marcia Douglas, Dr. Tao Leigh Goffe, and Dr. Thera Edwards.
The documentary celebrates the self-determination, eco-spirituality and Afro-Indigenous retentions of the formerly enslaved peoples of Jamaica and the diaspora. This event is open to the public.
Register for the Zoom Webinar here.
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