Residents working in creative fields will gain a platform to promote their work and network with the launch of a new website.
The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is launching www.creatives.bm, also known as The Creative Catalogue, which enables artists, performers, musicians, designers and others to create public online profiles for free.
The site will be unveiled this Friday in tandem with a home grown talent showcase taking place at the Blue Waters Anglers Club in Pembroke.
Lovitta Foggo, Minister for Labour, Community and Cultural Affairs, said: “All month long we’ve been celebrating Heritage Month and Bermudian excellence. We couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to launch this Bermudian talent focused website.
“We are looking to create supportive spaces for the cultural and creative community in Bermuda so we have designed a unified platform aimed at bringing together local creatives so they can represent themselves. The site is free for the artists who wish to sign up and we believe that this tool in some small way will help develop and uplift Bermudian national pride.”
In addition to showcasing talent, the site will include an extensive search function for numerous creative categories, allow a space for professional profiles to be posted and enable the viewer to see who is available for hire.
The launch event will be held at the club from 7pm to 11pm.
It is designed to be a networking opportunity and showcase of a selection of the artists who will be featured on the site including Wendell ‘Shine’ Hayward, Imari, Live Wires, Mugzydancer, Brixx and Alan Smith.
Ms Foggo added: “This event is also looking to reach out to the less ‘established’ creatives, who are considered younger Bermudians doing unique and big things in small pockets across our community.
“Ultimately, we want to get creatives in a space to mingle and network with each other and I look forward to meeting many of them on Friday.”
There will be live performances, refreshments, and a DJ playing Bermudian music.
Interested artists who wish to sign up on the site can visit www.creatives.bm
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