Persons who missed the initial November 30, 2018 deadline for the National Festival of the Performing Arts, a staple on the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s annual calendar, will be able to enter on spot at the Competition’s parish auditions, which will be held across the island.
Beginning this Tuesday January 15, the auditions will continue until March and will cover all five subject areas of the National Festival of the Performing Arts: Dance, Drama, Music, Speech and Traditional Folk Forms.
According to Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the JCDC, Andrew Clunis: “The parish auditions are the first leg of the journey to the National Finals for the Festival of the Performing Arts and it allows participants to present their pieces to a panel of noteworthy adjudicators for an early critique before they move forward to the parish finals.”
“In addition to creating avenues to foster the creative and cultural expressions of all our entrants, the opportunities created through the National Festival of the Performing Arts are priceless and often life changing; in addition to our attractive prizes, such as cash incentives, trophies and gift packages,” Clunis continued.
The National Festival of the Performing Arts is open to schools, community groups, youth clubs, social clubs, performing arts clubs, companies and churches, as well as outstanding individual performers.