Edna Manley College gets 4.9M for Rex Nettleford Arts Conference

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) has received donations amounting to $4.9 million for the staging of the 2015 Rex Nettleford Arts Conference

The sum includes $2.9 million (US$24, 928.61) from the United States Embassy and $2 million from the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund.

The conference was first held in 2011 to celebrate the late Professor’s significant contribution to Jamaica’s performance arts.

Vice President of Academic Affairs at Edna Manley and Conference Co-Chair,

School of Drama, Celebrating a Caribbean Classic – Dennis Scott’s An Echo In The Bone

echoboneDennis Scott’s seminal and iconic Caribbean classic AN ECHO IN THE BONE is currently in rehearsal for opening on March 14th at the School of Drama, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, under the direction of Eugene Williams. Mr. Williams’ previous production with students at the school RUINED, won four Actor Boy Awards including Best Production, Best Drama and Best Director.

AN ECHO IN THE BONE, which has been produced on several occasions across the Caribbean,

Celebrating Research in the Arts:The Arts: Challenges, Continuities and Opportunities

Research day Website slideDATE: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 8:00 A.M.

VENUE: Vera Moody Concert Hall, 1 Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston 5

The Most Honourable Professor Sir Kenneth O. Hall, ON, GCMG, OJ, former Governor-General of

Jamaica, Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of the West Indies, Mona will deliver the

keynote address at the opening ceremony of research day, dubbed Celebrating Research in the Arts, on

Friday, March 7 at 8:00 A.M.

Women’s Day Lecture: The Gains and Challenges that will inspire Sustainable Change

Womens day Website slideWomen’s Day Lecture

The Gains and Challenges that will inspire Sustainable Change

DATE: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:30 P.M.  ||  VENUE: Vera  Moody Concert Hall, 1 Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston 5

The Women’s Day Lecture is hosted annually by the School of Arts Management and Humanities here at EMCVPA in recognition of International Women’s Day. This year’s lecture will be delivered by Gender Specialist and Former Executive Director of the Bureau of Women’s Affairs,

Important Information for Graduation 2013


Persons who have outstanding balances will be asked to pay these balances in addition to the graduation fee in order to be eligible to attend the graduation ceremony.

Fees may be paid by Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard/KeyCard) or cash at the Finance and Accounts Department or at any NCB Branch using the appropriate Edna Manley College bank voucher. Proof of payment must then be submitted to the Registry Department to collect your Graduation package.

Registration Period

October 14-November 8,

Gungo Walk World Alternative Music and Arts Festival is BACK!

guango_walk_flyerSaturday,August 24 the Edna Manley College campus will be home once again for the eclectic explosion of Music, Art, Dance, Poetry, Food, Film and so much more.
This one day festival will have performances from Sky Grass, Stephanie, Mystikal Revolution, Charmaine Limonious, Robot Taxi, Ashe, Janine Jkuhl, Tableaux, Earthcry, Tribe Sankofa, Sons Of Liberty and more on its three stages.
The signature event “Armchair Rebelution” will have performances from Michael Sean Harris,

Authentic Jamaican Design Competition

Competition-Poster-fina3lJamaican residents  create an original design of a craft item that demonstrates originality, creativity, potential for production and income.
Alongside the Creative Industries Conference (November 2013), the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office in association with the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, is hosting a Design Competition aimed at participants in the craft industry. This competition will not only foster creativity but will focus on the linkage between intellectual property protection and the industries’ business structure and practices.

EMCVPA Rex Nettleford Arts Conference set for October 16-18, 2013

emcrexbannerWeb2MARK YOUR CALENDARS…Save the date! The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing will host its Second International Conference under the theme “The Creative Industries: Sustainability and Social Transformation”, Save The Dates for October, 16-18, 2013.

The importance of the creativity industry in the context of sustainability and social transformation in the 21st century cannot be overemphasized. More than ever before, during this period of economic turmoil there is increasing recognition that a large proportion of the new economy will depend on how well leaders succeed in supporting and unlocking people’s creative energies and capacity.

Glasstone Project

GlassstonesA20130118RMRicardoMakynGleanerEight young people were recently trained in the art of jewellery-making at the Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts. These talented youngsters have not only designed and created unique pieces, but have already had their first order of items filled to be sold in gift shops across the island.

The Glasstone Project, as it is called, was initially developed by the United Kingdom-based Travel Foundation, a charity whose focus is on the sustainability of travel and tourism.