Kingston Creative revolutionalises the monthly Artwalk festival experience by going virtual on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Amid the outbreak of the unprecedented Coronavirus (COVID-19), small businesses and entrepreneurs in the creative sector are likely to be affected by the increased social distancing. The Virtual Artwalk will give artists and creative entrepreneurs an opportunity to earn from virtual performances and promotions.
The inaugural Virtual Artwalk is the first digital commision of a newly created fund aimed at hosting various virtual art activities, sponsored by Sagicor, tTech and Tourism Enhancement Fund, First 50 sponsors of the Downtown Kingston Art District. Creatives can access this fund between March 20 – May 31, 2020 by emailing [email protected]
The exciting Artwalk experience kicks off on Kingston Creative’s IGTV channel at 11 am until 2 pm with performances from various artists and a showcase from vendors that will allow the audience to enjoy the arts while they shop for locally made creative products. The virtual experience will be made available on Kingston Creative’s Youtube channel after March 29, 2020.
This month’s theme is Literature, and we will be enjoying performances from the likes of:
Jamaica Poetry Society – Poetry Corner featuring the poets: Wise Wurdz & Toots Hibbert, Ann Margaret Lim, Casey Garvey, Maverick, Peta-Gay Williams, Cherry Natural
Iya Tear – Musician from Trench Town
Christine Wright – Animated Storyteller
Long Story Short – Modern Jamaican Storytelling with Charl Baker
Ania Freer “Goat Curry Gallery” 2 documentary films on Alexander ‘Bamboo King’ Dempster (b.1955), Annotto Bay, St. Mary, and Albert ‘St John’ Phipps (b.1958), Port Antonio, Portland
Majah – Dub Poetry Performance
Rebel Women Lit – Virtual Book Club presents Quaren-Reads
Ozoune and Pon Fyah – Jazz Band
Kingston Book Festival – presents 4 the Hard Way – readings from four Jamaican authors.
The official virtual after-party will be led by DJ Fenix as an Instagram LIVE from Kingston Creative’s account @kingstoncreativejm.
The Virtual Artwalk will happen every Last Sunday of the month, on Kingston Creative’s IGTV channel from March – June 2020 with the footage available on Kingston Creatives YouTube Channel afterward.
Persons and/or organizations interested in being a part of the series of Virtual Artwalks are encouraged to email [email protected]