The roundtable program is a central component of the CCF feasibility study. It is designed to gather important information and insights that are necessary for the effective conceptualization of the fund; to consult with knowledgeable persons in the Caribbean cultural field and related subjects; to contribute to the cultural and critical dialogues of the Caribbean; and to generate buy-in for the CCF while cultivating an active and supportive network of advocates and stakeholders.
Each roundtable is on a subject relevant to the Caribbean cultural sphere and features a panel of subject specialists from the Caribbean and its Diaspora as well as, where relevant, from other contexts. In addition, other guests are invited from the general pool of stakeholders, such as visual and performing artists, literary writers, journalists, cultural philanthropists and funders, cultural administrators,educator s, curators and producers, collectors, scholars, publishers, environmentalists, and critics, from a representative cross-section of backgrounds.
Thus far, the following roundtables have been held:
- Is There a Caribbean, Culturally? (January 14, 2021)
- Migration and Diaspora (February 18, 2021)
- Freedom of Expression and Censorship (March 11, 2021)
- Race, Class and Decolonization (April 15, 2021)
- The Arts and Social Transformation (May 6, 2021)
The program will continue in September 2021.
The roundtables are by invitation and are held virtually, using the Zoom webinar format. Simultaneous interpretation into English, French and Spanish is offered. The opinions expressed by the panelists and discussants are their own, and not necessarily those of the Caribbean Culture Fund.