n Barbados, NIFCA - The National Independence Festival Of Creative Arts
is a celebration of the island’s Independence through Barbadians young and old, showcasing their many creative talents.
The National Independence Festival Of Creative Arts (NIFCA) annually invite and encourage Bajans to compete in any genre of creative arts.
NIFCA was introduced in 1973 to celebrate the island's Independence and as an outreach program in to the communities to develop and showcase the many aspects of Bajan culture and creative arts, through Drama, Dance, Music, Literary arts, Culinary Arts, Visual Arts, Photography and Art & Craft.
It was conceptualized by a group of cultural enthusiasts including Jeanette Layne-Clarke and her now late husband Arden Clarke.
Barbados’ Festival Of Creative Arts is organized by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) with responsibility for the many performances, art exhibitions and demonstrations on show.
The NCF NIFCA outreach expands into many Primary & Secondary Schools offering training, workshops and camps for all disciplines of the Arts.
Competitions usually start in September with the last four weeks of the festival used to display the talents of the finalist, during November the month of Independence (November 30th). Many participants compete from throughout the communities of the 12 parishes of Barbados, hoping to be successful and receive awards.
The most popular event of the festival is the Gala which ends the festival and features presentations and performances from the finalist of the competitions.
In recent years NIFCA has shown significant growth in participants, productions and crowd attendance, due to the hard work and commitment of the NCF and their outreach programs as well as giving the public productions and exhibitions of the highest standard.
So visitors and locals come out and support these Barbadians as they strive for excellence.
(2) months Month/s
: early October to late November or early December
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