CARIFESTA XIII LOGO READY FOR USE

CARIFESTA XIII LOGO READY FOR USE

CARIFESTA XIII LOGO READY FOR USE

Barbadian artistes can now apply to produce items for sale using the CARIFESTA XIII logo.

Local registered artistes desirous of producing indigenous items for the Festival can now do so, free of charge, if they apply to the CARIFESTA Secretariat via the application form HERE no later than April 18 2017. The logo, designed by Barbadian Graphic Artist, Allan Lowe can now be reproduced on indigenous or handmade items for free by registered artistes, but if a business person wants to duplicate it on commercially produced, or imported branded items (like cups, mugs, pens, t-shirts etc) then a license fee of $500 BDS for reproducing on one item or $1,000 BDS for up to three different items is required to be paid to the Secretariat for its use.

“CARIFESTA is a festival of arts, originally conceptualized by artists and with its primary aim of showcasing and developing our artistes. Although we will need to have the commercial memorabilia, we want to privilege local artistes to not only showcase their work to the world, but by offering opportunities for them to make money from this festival as we know that there will be many people looking to buy indigenous souvenirs” stated the Festival Director for CARIFESTA XIII, Andrea Wells. “We simply need to ensure that we control the use of the logo and not have persons indiscriminately using it and not have the artistes benefit” she added.

Full details on the use of the logo can be obtained HERE and the completed form has to be submitted online along with a photo of the prototype of the intended product by the stated deadline.

Artistes applying must be registered with either the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), the Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority (BCIDA) Artiste Registry or the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation (BIDC) and must attach a copy of their registration certificate, or a letter from any one of these approved agencies as proof of their registration.

Approval should be received within a week of submission of the application or no later than one week after the final deadline.