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Open Call for “Refuge”: The NAGB stages a call for artwork as we recover, rebuild and restore the nation’s spirit.  

By Holly Bynoe


September 1, 2019…the day that the sky opened up and tried to swallow a country.

– Bernard Ferguson. Hurricane Dorian Was a Climate Injustice. New Yorker, September 2019


The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas acknowledges the dawning of a new chapter in our country’s history after the passage of Hurricane Dorian. Collectively we have made a decision to suspend our planned exhibition for the end of the year and rather, extend an open call to our creative community to start a larger conversation on the personal and collective impacts after the passage of the storm.… Read more

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Open Call for Works for “Refuge”

We cannot go back to how things were. Our world, and our Bahamas, was changed forever. How we move forward, however, is another question entirely, and the place of the museum in a time of climate crisis is yet another still. As part of our mission to educate, uplift, and inspire people of The Bahamas, the NAGB has taken the current moment and context of the nation in mind, and suspended its scheduled end of year exhibition in favour of lifting up the voices of our artists to understand your experiences after Hurricane Dorian.

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Belize Film Festival Open Call

The 14th Belize International Film Festival will officially open on Wednesday, Nov. 6th and close on Sunday, Nov. 10th, 2019 at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts in Belize City (unless otherwise advised). Each film will screen 2x. Once during the dates of the Festival in Belize City and the second screening will take place either at the BelizeIFF Preview Event on Friday, Sept 13th, 2019 or during our Encore Presentations which are public screening events held at various community spaces across the country of Belize typically within one month after the official close of the festival.

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