AMMBCON/CIDA Academy - 2016?

We have partnered with one of the world's leading specialists in Creative Industries, CIDA (Creative Industries Development Agency www.cida.org). Based in the UK but working internationally, CIDA was one of the very first private companies to specialise in working with artists, businesses and governments to grow their creative economies. "CidaCo is a partnership of experts who work with businesses, individuals and governmental agencies to transform the way they work in the creative economy. Their blend of creativity and innovation with entrepreneurial spirit results in inspired leadership energized teams and engaged customers."

The ASK-CIDACO Academy is an initiative of ASK Promotions working in partnership with CidaCo, the Creativity and Innovation Company. The Academy arises from the success of the ASK Promotions annual conference AMMBCOM. It is specifically designed to address the needs of both aspirant and established creatives in Trinidad and Tobago, to give them the knowledge, skills, confidence and networks essential to enable them to fulfill their potential. It will result in helping the creative industries, in Trinidad and Tobago particularly but also including other parts of the Caribbean, to bring high profile and economic benefit to the region.

This year, they will be running their famous programme for Creative Entrepreneurs, before and during the conference. They will involve some of our conference speakers in undertaking 1:1 mentoring of artists, managers and promoters. And they will continue their partnership with AMMBCON to help develop a new Institute for Artists Managers. This will be a critical part of the AMMBCON set of interventions, as developing a strong intermediary infrastructure is widely recognized as an essential prerequisite to the success of a creative sector.

Who should attend?

AMMBCON/CIDA Academy affords the exciting opportunities for young aspirant creatives in the following fields:

  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Arts and antiques
  • Crafts
  • Design (communication)
  • Fashion
  • Film, Video, Photography
  • Computer gaming, electronic publishing
  • Music, performing arts
  • Publishing
  • Television
  • Radio, etc

If you're involved or working in any of the above sectors/industries then this Academy will be right for you!