FAQ’s

QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT ASK

  • How to apply for grant funding / sponsorship?
    Persons interested in sourcing financial assistance from the Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism should submit a written request to the Grants Committee of the Ministry. Correspondence should include a cover letter, budget and any additional supporting documents. All correspondence should be addressed to the following:
    The Grants Committee
    Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts
    Level 18 Nicholas Towers
    63-65 Independence Square
    Port of Spain
    Trinidad and Tobago

It is also recommended that persons interested in sourcing funding should apply to become registered with the National Registry of Artists and Cultural Workers as this initiative facilitates the access of various benefits to artists and cultural workers. The National Registry registers individuals and organisations; and certifies the cultural work of individuals and organisations.

  • How to get technical support for an event / project?
    Persons interested in sourcing technical support for an event/ project should submit a written request to the Director of Culture head of the Culture Division in the Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism. Correspondence should clearly outline the type of project or event, where it will be staged, the demographic of the audience and size; and should also include any additional information relevant to the execution of the event/ project. All correspondence should be addressed to the following:

    • Mrs. Ingrid Ryan Ruben
      Director of Culture
      Culture Division
      Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts
      51-55 Frederick Street
      Port of Spain
      Trinidad and Tobago
  • What does the Culture Division do?
    Quite a bit. However to learn more of our areas of focus check here.
  • What is the National Registry and how do I apply?
    The National Registry of Artists and Cultural Workers is a programme of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. For more information visit the Registry page for more information.
  • What events are the Ministry hosting / having?
    Activities within the Culture division are posted here

Training

Part of the focus of the Culture Division is to provide learning opportunities for artists/cultural workers and young people to improve on their natural talents and also broaden their skill set and build entrepreneurial skills. This is done through exposure to international training agencies vacation camps and skills building

Our training programmes promote self-sufficiency and also ensure that Trinidad and Tobago’s cultural workers are world standard and therefore more equipped to accept opportunities to study and create art around the world. We provide training opportunities that acknowledge Trinidad and Tobago’s unique cultural frame of reference, giving our artists and creative professionals added value on the world market.

Here is a list of our most recent and ongoing training initiatives.