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Arts-in-Actionís sweet sixteen celebrations

For Release Upon Receipt - June 2, 2010

St. Augustine


Arts-in-Action (AiA) is celebrating its sixteenth anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, AiA will host a series of events as part of its Sweet Sixteen Celebrations. AiA functions as the Theatre-in-Education Outreach Unit of the Department of Festival and Creative Arts at The UWI, St. Augustine.

The next big event is Arts and Community Transformation in Trinidad and Tobago (ACTTT), which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Centre for Language Learning (CLL) and the Learning Resource Centre (LRC). ACTTT is a two-day series of “networkshops” that will bring together and showcase key players in the Trinidad and Tobago Applied Creative Arts industry.

This two-day celebratory event starts off with Arts-in-Action’s exclusive networkshop session, titled Applied Creative Arts in Action, which is scheduled to take place at the UWI CLL Auditorium on Saturday 5th June, 2010 from 9am to noon. This forum will showcase the work that AiA has been doing over the last sixteen years in the nation’s schools, communities, corporate sectors, governmental and non-governmental organisations, youth groups, street corners and other unconventional spaces.

Through this forum AiA hopes to share its Applied Creative Arts methodologies, to foster an understanding and appreciation for the scope, reach and relevance of the Applied Creative Arts, and to initiate as well as support relationships with relevant interest groups who are willing to become “ACTivators.”

On both days, ACTTT culminates with a staged reading of new work by Wordsmiths, AiA’s youth spoken word programme. This will be held at the UWI CLL at 7pm. The staged readings are priced at $25 for adults and $20 for UWI and secondary school students and children.  

For more information, please contact Ms. Patrice Briggs or any AiA member at (868) 663-0327 or, or check our page on Facebook for further updates. For the latest UWI News, click


About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.