The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture is inviting schools to participate in its ‘Artylympics’ Competition. This is one of the activities of the 2015 Jamaica Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition that will be held during the “Schools’ Arts Day Out” on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the Jamaica Conference Centre. Registration is $1500 for Teachers and $500 for Students and this includes lunch.
The JCDC Visual Arts ‘Artylympics’, is an Olympics-inspired series of art games and creative challenges. This component of the JCDC Jamaica Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition which is being held for the second time allow students to tap into their creativity and overcome the challenges posed to them, including a mystery portfolio and an Art/ Exhibition Trivia. They also have the chance to win $100,000 for their Art Department courtesy of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), the main sponsor of the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition.
According to Stephen Davidson, Director Marketing & Public Relations, “the day will also feature Art Teacher Seminar, Mek it and Share it, Exhibition Viewing, interactive activities and entertainment, giveaways, on-site social media interactions, public voting for the viewers’ choice, a public mural created on site by patrons and display booths by art companies.”
This added component to the competition has been well received and appreciated by the Art Teachers and Students. For registration please contact the Visual Arts Unit at [email protected] or 926-5726-9.