As work on establishing the Caribbean Culture Fund moves into higher gear, with the actual launch of the fund planned for the near future, we are pleased to launch our website which will serves as the virtual home of the Caribbean Culture Fund. The website provides information on the project and its principals; the work we have done so far, including our program of roundtable discussions on subjects relevant to contemporary Caribbean culture; a blog, which will feature news items such as this one as well as informational posts on various aspects of Caribbean culture; a Caribbean cultural map, and a contact function. We hope that you will find the website contents useful and informative, and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or comments.
We would also like to use this opportunity to announce the winner of our logo design competition, Carmel Gumbs, and to unveil the selected logo. Gumbs is a 21-year-old contemporary artist who hails from the British territory of Anguilla where he has distinguished himself in realist oil painting. His body of work is heavily influenced by his personal relationship with the sea. This influence is also evident in his winning logo submission. Gumbs highlights the unifying element of the sea within the Caribbean as this massive body of water is one of the most powerful forces in shaping the Caribbean experience. His logo underscores the spirit of inclusion and commonality that ties the wide and diverse Caribbean region together. The winning logo will be used until the Caribbean Culture Fund is formally established, at which time a full branding exercise will be done.