Joining us on the “Blank Canvas” is DC Pratt, sharing memories of his father, Bahamian artist Chan Pratt, who passed away ten years ago.
Determined to preserve his father’s legacy, DC developed the Chan Pratt Foundation in 2013 in hopes that his late father’s contribution to the Bahamian art movement would serve as inspiration for future and up-and-coming generations. Part of his motivation for forming the foundation comes from DC’s own experience – he was pursuing a college education abroad when his father passed away and he encountered financial difficulties.
Understanding first-hand the importance of financial support for university students, Pratt hopes the Chan Pratt Foundation will alleviate some of the burdens students face during their studies. In addition to scholarships, local mentorship and education programmes will be core components of the Foundation.
DC shares with us his plans for the Foundation, its goals and talks about its next fundraiser, which will be held at Sapodilla Estates, from 7 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, January 25.
The Blank Canvas airs every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on Guardian Talk radio 96.9.