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EMCVPA is excited to announce the launch of The Artchive, the College’s new arts, entertainment, culture and artist(e) lifestyle blog. This new initiative forms part of the College’s digital drive to make itself more accessible to audiences in Jamaica, the Caribbean and all across the globe while using the blogging platform to encourage and engender artistic expression, creative and critical thinking skills and cultural development.

The Artchive

While playing on the words art and archive, the name The Artchive celebrates the College’s rich history and its proud feat as the first and only arts college of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean since its establishment (first the CTC in 1976; with the oldest individual School, the School of Visual Arts). the name The Artchive symbolises this proud feat while making a simple and catchy play on words.

Why Blogging, Why Now?

The decision to establish an official blog for the College is a fulfilment of our mission, which is to “To enrich the aesthetic sensibilities and promote the cultural diversity of the Caribbean…”, alongside the desire to “go digital” and capitalize on the accessibility provided by the internet and the digital age in executing our mandate.

Readers can expect new dynamic and creative content starting in January 2015 with the official launch in March 2015, to coincide with EMCVPA’s celebration of Founders Week.

The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has been through several stages in its evolution. The four Schools—Drama, Music, Dance, and Visual Arts—started out at different locations in Kingston. Two of the Schools, namely the School of Art and the School of Music, are historic because of their establishment in 1951 and 1961 respectively, before the island gained its independence from Britain in 1962.

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