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Party proceeds to help develop aesthetic arts in T&T
A monster Carnival Sunday fete is Fete for the Arts, organsied by The Arts Support Alliance (TASA), at the Queen’s Hall Car Park, St Ann’s, from 2-8 pm.
As usual, patrons can expect to be treated to a premium bar, mouth-watering food selections and top-class performances from 3Canal, Dil-e-Nadan, Benjai, St James Tripolians Pan Round D Neck and our DJ John Gill.
TASA is a non-profit organisation whose main objective is to nurture, encourage and develop aesthetic arts in T&T. This objective is achieved by providing grants for education, exhibitions, performances and other similar activities to both individuals and organisations.
TASA was founded by a group of people who really were interested in supporting the development of young artists in T&T. The group consisted of Frank De Silva, the then High Commissioner from Barbados to Trinidad, and friends Nigel Scott, Val Rogers, Christine Johnston and Ric Hernandez. This year marks the 21st anniversary of the partnership with Queen’s Hall and TASA’s annual fund-raising Fete for the Arts.
The proceeds from the fete are given as grants in an attempt to promote various art forms.
Aspiring artistes are assisted in developing their talents, whether in the visual or performing arts, while established artistes are awarded assistance for sharing their knowledge and talents through teaching, workshops, seminars and apprenticeships.
During the past 24 years, Liam Teague (one of the first grant recipients), Vel Lewis, Almanac, Godfrey Sealey, Ella Andall, Tony Hall and organisations and groups such as Necessary Arts, Tobago Heritage Festival, The Bagasse Company, Trinidad Art Society, Nrityanjali Theatre, Mawasi Experience, and the Mt St George Methodist Church/Signal Hill Senior Comprehensive PTA are but a few of those who have been awarded funds. TASA has the continuing support of the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism, First Citizens Bank, Nestle and Flavorite in making the fete a success.
Tickets can be obtained from any board member; Sanch’s Electronix, St Joseph; Crosby’s, St James; and by calling 622-6907, 731-2599 and 463-5059.
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