UNESCO Transcultura Call Aims To Boost Entrepreneurial Skills Among Young Caribbean Creatives 

PR – The Grenada National Commission for  UNESCO is pleased to inform that UNESCO programme “Transcultura: Integrating Cuba, the  Caribbean and the European Union through Culture and Creativity”, funded by the European  Union, has launched a call for young Caribbean creatives to apply to attend the IncYOUTHbator:  Boosting Youth’s Creative Potential for a Sustainable Future”, which will take place in  Kingston, Jamaica, from June 29 to 30, 2022

This meeting will aim at strengthening the entrepreneurial skills of young professionals from the  cultural and creative industries in the Caribbean through knowledge exchange and networking  among peers and experts from the region and the European Union. 

To this end, Transcultura has launched a call for applications, which will select up to eight young  entrepreneurs, with innovative projects in their early stage of development, from the three  linguistic areas covered by the programme (English, French and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean)  who will be able to participate in the event in Kingston. The Transcultura programme will cover  the travel and accommodation costs of the selected participants (see the call for applications herecall-incyouthbator-en.pdf (unesco.org)).

The IncYOUTHbator event gives young professionals from the cultural and creative industries  the opportunity to connect, create synergies, receive mentoring and exchange experiences and  relevant practices among peers and with renowned cultural entrepreneurs from the Caribbean.  Representatives of Caribbean and European incubators and accelerators will also participate in the  meeting, to foster the engagement among the young entrepreneurs and inspire their creative ideas. 

The IncYOUTHbator call is addressed to creative entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 35 and who  are nationals and permanent residents of one of the 17 member countries of the Caribbean  Community (CARICOM), the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) and the Organisation of Eastern  Caribbean States (OECS): Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica,  Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia,  St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. 

Transcultura encourages applications from women entrepreneurs and will give special  consideration to projects with an inclusive and gender-equality approach. 

In order to apply, it is necessary to complete the attached form, which can be found at  https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-transcultura-call-aims-boost-entrepreneurial-skills-among young-caribbean-creatives and send it, together with the rest of the documentation required in the  call, to the e-mail address: transcultura.programme@unesco.org by Wednesday June 1, 2022 at  23:59 Kingston time (UTC/GMT -5).