MEMBER STUDIOS AND OUTDOOR SPACES
Caribbean Fashion & Arts Feature Festival, Art on Purpose and V2 Marketing have partnered on the Creative Residency Program to offer artists in residence, access to their studio spaces based on selected discipline at prearranged periods during the day and in some cases, exclusive use during and after hours.
Conceptualized in April and launched at the start of September 2017, EAST YARD boasts stunning outdoor workspace, created by hand in true artisanal manner. Here Caribbean Fashion & Arts Feature Festival will organize its own its own exhibitions, film screenings, workshops and brunches as well as the work of the currently residing guest artists.
EAST YARD events are events open to the public, inviting everyone in the local community to enjoy the space and participate in its activities.
Accommodation is off site in a private residential compounds, in the suburbs of Arima, out of the heart of the bustling town centre but walking distance to all amenities.
Every resident artist can choose from their own private, fully furnished, self contained apartment that comes with a defined living area, kitchen and a comfy bed with bedlinen and towels, private bedrooms within quiet residential homes with some shared amenities or private ensuite bedrooms at established guesthouses.
Residents are responsible for their own meals, though some options come with continental breakfast included. The library, post office, farmers market, public and private health facilities, art supply shop, art framing shop, fabric stores, gyms, communal parks, grocery stores, restaurants, bars, banks, beauty salons, mini-malls and places of worship are easy walking distance from EAST YARD and a short taxi ride away from the living spaces.
Special requests for artists with visual or hearing impairments or any other special needs can be made and we will make every attempt to put appropriate measures in place, where possible.
Wireless internet in all spaces, Easel, Workstations, Dance studio, Exhibition space, Paper cutter, Full HD projector, Outdoor projection surface (screen),
Laptop (Dell Vostro), Outdoor performance stage with lighting, B&W printer, 3 x Background screen (white, black, green) for photography, lighting for photography and videography, PA system.
Sewing machine, Power drill, Jigsaw, Circular saw (handheld), Basic hand tools (Stapler, Pliers, cutters, hammers...)
FOR MINDFULNESS & SELF CARE
Yoga mats, Meditation mats & cushions, one month gym membership, spa voucher.
We are in the process of adding more amenities to the list to ensure that artists in residence have the tools necessary to have a fruitful and productive stay.