October 21, 2020

CNCF Grants for the Arts support Book Fair, Filmmakers & Musician


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GEORGE TOWN,  2015 – Following the September Review ’15 of applications for annual grants by the CNCF Grants Committeee, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation is pleased to announce the names of the successful applicants: CayWriters for their ’15 Cayman Islands Book Fair; the crew of a movie, “Self Prescribed”, for post-production costs; and Duncan Anderson for the purchase of an instrument needed for his music exam.


Elke O’Donnell, the founder of CayWriters Ltd. and the Cayman Islands Book Fair, says that the Book Fair’s mission is to connect local authors and other artists with similar book-related interests with each other, their community, businesses and the world. This year’s event is November 7th at the Harquail Theatre from 10:00am – 7:00pm. Glenisha Powell, accepting the grant on behalf of CayWriters, expressed “a huge thanks to CNCF for being a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s Book Fair. We appreciate your support.”

Accepting the grant on behalf of the crew of “Self-Prescribed”, Tammea Ebanks was thrilled that “what was once just an idea is now, after a year’s work, a locally produced film that will be screened in Cayman next year during the Poinciana Film/Music/Art Festival. We praise the efforts of CNCF in being a pioneer in promoting film production in the Cayman Islands and in funding this short film written and produced entirely by young adults living and working in the Cayman Islands.”

“I received a grant from the CNCF towards the purchase of a new and more advanced Euphonium to prepare for an advanced performance diploma in April ’16”, says Duncan Anderson. “I thank CNCF for this grant and would like to encourage other young adults to also apply for grants for their creative and artistic projects.”

Grants for the Arts Application Guidelines and Forms may be downloaded from www.artscayman.org/grants-for-the-arts or may be picked up from the CNCF Office on the top floor of the building directly behind the Harquail Theatre at 949-5477. Applications are considered in March and September each year. The deadline for March ’16 applications is Friday, 15 January 2016.

About CNCF’s Grants for the Arts
As part of our mission to facilitate and preserve all forms of artistic expression in Cayman, the Cultural Foundation awards financial grants to individuals, groups and organisations to help further development, to assist in bringing a worthy project to fruition, or in some cases to support an ongoing project or programme. The CNCF Grants Committee reviews the applications to determine if the application has merit and decides if the dollar amount applied for should be granted, or granted in a reduced amount. The Grants Committee members are Board Members, Lorna Reid and Morgan DaCosta, and educator, Mary Anne Kosa. At each session, depending on the area of specialty arising from the applications, an experienced member from the Cayman Islands arts community may be invited to join the Committee members to offer their expertise and recommendations. CNCF has awarded grants for training, productions, publications, attendance at festivals and special projects.


CayWriters’ Glenisha Powell with Virginia Foster, Committee Secretary.

Tammea Ebanks of “Self-Prescribed” with Virginia Foster.

Musician Duncan Anderson receives his cheque for a Euphonium.

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