The Orange Economy
Wednesday 23rd July 2014 6:30 PM
...Presented by Pamela Burnside...
WHEN: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
WHERE: Central Bank Art Gallery (Frederick & Market Streets)
TIME: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm.
The evening promises to be an educational and entertaining one as Burnside, who is also a founding member of the Transforming Spaces annual Art Tour as well as the newly formed Creative Nassau organization, will examine the important role Creativity can play in the Bahamian context, and how it should be seriously embraced in its broader sense not only as an economic engine that can provide necessary employment opportunities for Bahamians, but also as a vehicle that can positively affect the social fibre of the country. Burnside, an outspoken cultural advocate like her late husband, Jackson Burnside III, will also talk about the necessary shift needed to redefine the country’s outdated tourism model of sun, sand and sea into one that focuses on Bahamian Art, Culture and Heritage from the inside out, i.e. developed first from amongst the Bahamian people, then offered outwards to the visitor.
The evening will also include input from the IDB on their recent publication The Orange Economy that was prepared by Felipe Buitrago Restrepo and Iván Duque Márquez, and is a totally innovative text which discusses the importance of the Creative Industries in the present global market with particular emphasis on the Caribbean. The Orange Economy can be downloaded at no cost.