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,

Animate Your World!

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Jamaica’s strategic location within the global marketplace has made it an ideal hub spot for outsourced Animation from the North and South Americas. Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA), the premiere institution in the region for training in the arts, with its rich heritage and expertise, is the institution most equipped to educate students in all the facets of the Animation pipeline.

This 6-month course in 2D Computer Animation is designed for designers,

Young Artists on Showcase at EMCVPA Final Year Exhibition 2015

Final year 2015 invite_16Kingston, 3 June 2015. A curated exhibition from 55 final year student artists at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) will be on display for two weeks at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) hosts SVA Final Year Exhibition 2015.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, June 6, 2015 with an official ceremony starting 6:00 P.M. at the Vera Moody Concert Hall, EMCVPA. Guest speaker for this year’s event is renowned writer,

Alexis Peskine and The Acu-Painting Workshop in Jamaica

10406900_798841360190359_8748686050004238522_nALEXIS PESKINE, a French-Brazillian artist who is well known for his Acu-Painting Technique, has teamed up with AYA CONSULTANCY & TRAINING SOLUTIONS to bring his series of multidisciplinary workshops across the African Diaspora to Kingston, Jamaica for the very first time at EDNA MANLEY COLLEGE OF THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS along with the support of the BRAZILIAN EMBASSY, THE FRENCH EMBASSY and SUPER VALU HOME CENTRE.

“A vision that would take 18 months to become a reality…”