Kingston Creative has launched the Caribbean Creative Network (CCN), a public, searchable online database of artists and cultural and creative industry stakeholders.
The new platform is sponsored by IDB Lab, the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), and the American Friends of Jamaica.
A total of 370 creatives from 21 countries across the Caribbean are already listed on the network. Their portfolios can be viewed at www.caribbeancreativenetwork.org.
“This new database is crucial to strengthening the digital footprint of Caribbean artists, making our work more visible to potential clients, investors, and colleagues,” said Tahja Winkle, a Jamaican animator, and visual artist.
”Visibility unlocks opportunity, and opportunity grants access to income. Our ability to compete with our international colleagues in the digital marketplace has now been strengthened. If the Caribbean is serious about sustainable development, empowering our creatives to reach a global audience with our work (without requiring large amounts of startup capital) is essential.”
The intention of the CCN is to create a way for creatives to gain international market access. This ultimately should improve the ability of artists to earn from their creativity, develop their creative businesses and stimulate growth in the creative economy in the region.
Congrats to the Kingston Creative Team