CFAFF was incorporated in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in 2016, as an NGO to foster more regional collaboration, highlight work being done in the fashion and art industries, create more opportunities for event tourism and to contribute to the current roster of festivals. With the Caribbean being one of the only regions that did not yet have a Fashion-film and Arts Festival of its own, CFAFF’s arrival in 2016 made its mark, with recognition by Vogue Italia.
CFAFF has since launched into full community arts enrichment programming to include large scale community mural projects, exhibitions, arts education that introduces children and youth to innovative ideas and visual arts tools for addressing social issues, adult arts programs and in 2017 founded the Arima based EAST YARD Community Arts Centre, which has become a premiere creative hub in East-Trinidad.
Working Towards a Brighter Future
FOR COMMON GOOD ARIMA X LOUISVILLE EXCHANGE
Making a Difference
The FOR COMMON GOOD Arima x Louisville Exchange is a collaboration with the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana, made possible through grant funding from the US Embassy in Port-of-Spain.
This online, tuition free program runs from January to August 2021 and will culminate in a community based project in Arima and the creation of an online learning and exchange portal.
FOR COMMON GOOD YOUTH ARTS ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Connecting the World
The YAEP offers a precious opportunity for young people to develop their unique identities and build skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. With arts education at its core, this online, community driven program will not only build the visual arts, drama, music and dance skills of participants but also expose them to the concepts of art for social change and cultural diplomacy. travel, where people spend weeks, or months, getting to know what daily life is like in a new locale, it's no wonder that cultural immersion experiences, which give participants the chance to have a deeper experience of the country they visit, are in demand.
Collaborative & Innovative
EAST YARD COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE
Transformed from an unused backyard and small indoor spaces, in two years, EAST YARD has become the central hub of East Trinidad's cultural scene. Located on Prince Street in Arima, EAST YARD is managed by CFAFF.