About fifty persons in the creative industry will benefit from a workshop for service providers beginning next Monday, July 8 to Wednesday, July 10 at the Umana Yana in Georgetown.
The ‘Creative go Global’ workshop, funded partly by Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA), is part of a ‘Services go Global’ programme it has hosted in other parts of the Caribbean to help build the capacity of the services sector to access foreign markets.
The Agency is working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Creative Industries Task Force (CITF). The CEDA will train participants in areas related to marketing, such as gathering intelligence, creating a plan, developing strategies, entry options, financing and getting paid, and contracting and legal aspects, to build their marketing skills ahead of CARIFESTA XIV, scheduled to be held in Trinidad and Tobago from August 16 to 25, 2019.
The training modules will be conducted by CEDA master trainer, Mr Rabindranath Jagarnauth of Trinidad and Tobago. A private-public consultative mechanism, the CITF was established by the Ministry to promote the development of Guyana’s creative industries. It includes the Departments of Culture and of Tourism as well as over 50 representatives from national creative entities.