The Festival of ART’ical Empowerment is another one of Manifesto Jamaica’s flagship events. Staged for the first time in 2010 and again in 2011, the event is a 3-day extravaganza of art and craft workshops, displays, demonstrations and live performances. With the aim of transforming young people’s talents into income generating activities, The Festival features a host of activities including interactive workshops, mural painting, poetry and music performances.
Veteran and established Jamaican artistes like Bob Andy, Ken Boothe, Tarrus Riley, Assassin (n.k.a. Agent Sasco) and Tifa headlined early stagings of the event. Check out the videos on our YouTube channel to see artistes like Chronixx, Jah9, Kabaka Pyramid, No-Maddz and Protoje before many knew their names. The event activities are designed to supplement skills training and career development opportunities for talented young people in the event management and production industries.
Partners: Canadian International Development Agency, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, and scores of individuals and organisations who invested time, talent, equipment and space pro bono!