TRINIDAD & TOBAGO CENTRE FOR ARTS EDUCATION & INTEGRATION
Eugene Joseph, director of the Trinidad Dance Theatre and a former Director of Culture for the Ministry of Community Development and Culture, contacted SCEA in 2006 to inquire about professional development in arts integration. Discussions led to the development of a comprehensive plan to establish a Trinidad & Tobago Centre for Arts Education & Integration, which would facilitate ongoing professional development for university arts and education faculty, primary and secondary school administrators and teachers, and practicing artists.
Proposed components include:
Discussion is underway to begin the work with a programme designed to satisfy the needs of teachers being trained by the University of Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad Dance Theatre
On December 7-12, 2010, Kim Wheetley conducted on-site research in Trinidad in preparation for the establishment of the Trinidad and Tobago Centre for Arts Education & Integration as the first step in an outreach program designed by SCEA. Kim met with Eugene Joseph, director of the Trinidad Dance Theatre and distinguished members of the Trinidad Parliament, Ministry of Community Development, University of Trinidad & Tobago, and several school and cultural organization administrators.