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Connecting the Cultural

and Creative Sector in the


with Global Markets - Connecting Europe

Welcome to the International Creative Exchange Caribbean (ICEC) 2020 brought to you by the South-South Collective in a joint action with the UNESCO Transcultura Programme, funded by the European Union! We are very excited to spend the next few weeks with you, connecting you with new market opportunities in Asia and Europe, through our inaugural ICEC forums that will be held online in November and December 2020. 


We held our first creative exchange in 2019 with Jamaica, Barbados and South Africa, in partnership with The Pan- African Creative Exchange (PACE). We made it happen, fueled by adrenaline, a whole lot of goodwill and unwavering support from the creative communities in Jamaica, Barbados, South Africa and New York, as well as the generous support of the business and diplomatic communities in Jamaica.  This year, we want to ensure that the opportunity and the experience is open to all creative and cultural practitioners in the Caribbean, and we have been able to do this,  thanks to our partnership with Transcultura.  

ICEC 2020 is not only about sharing information, but also about creating an unparalleled online networking experience for the Caribbean creative community, that we hope will extend your practice, grow your business and strengthen your networks across the Global South and beyond.  

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"We are on the verge of listening"


Earl Lovelace

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The South-South Art and Culture Collective  - South-South Collective for short - creates business to business opportunities for global south artists, creatives and cultural professionals to CONNECT, COLLABORATE  and CONVENE.


Headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica, The South-South Collective established in 2019,  is an art and culture led, business to business collaboration platform, that convenes and connects artists, cultural agents and creative practitioners in the Global South. The Collective designs and to co-creates activities and programmes that create a more balanced South-South flow of cultural goods and services, increases mobility of artists and cultural professionals from

the global South, and brings about social change. 


We advocate for and contribute to the development of the creative industries internationally, aiming especially to strengthen the position of creatives who are citizens of the Global South. Hence the name- South-South Collective. 


We are dedicated to developing Global South artists, particularly Caribbean artists, from all backgrounds by creating sustainable business to business (B2B) opportunities, that help them to better position their work regionally and internationally. Our small team has over 25

years experience in arts education, artist development and management, business skills training for creative entrepreneurs, strategic planning for arts and cultural organisations, non-profit communications and creative and cultural industries enterprise development.

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About UNESCO Transcultura

Transcultura: Integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union through Culture and Creativity is an innovative UNESCO-European Union joint initiative . This programme, which is funded by the European Union, was  launched on 1 January 2020 to harness diversity and build bridges between people and cultures from different linguistic areas.Transcultura seeks to deepen integration between Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union and engages partners and targets direct and indirect beneficiaries within the geographic scope of the 17 Member States of CARICOM, CARIFORUM and OECS. 


The Programme is built on two components: the first focusing on strengthening the skills and capacities of young cultural professionals and the second on enhancing opportunities through knowledge transfer and exchanges. 


Within the second component, the Programme aims at fostering intercultural dialogue among the Caribbean ́s and European Union ́s Cultural and Creative Sectors and generating partnerships among cultural entrepreneurs, civil society, artists, practitioners, cultural operators, institutions, authorities, universities and experts from the region and the European Union through joint actions, alliances and twinnings for cultural exchange and cooperation, thereby promoting long-term knowledge transfer and mutual learning in the culture sector and creative industries and opening new markets for them.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I gain access to the programme?

You will need to register on the website, once you have registered a confirmation email will be sent to you. Therafter the site will re-direct you back to the registration page, click 'Log-In'. Enter your email and password and you will have full access to the programme, meeting links, forum and videos.

What do I do on my account profile?

The best practice is to upload a picture of yourself, update your bio and start enteracting with other delegates coming to the event through the chat function in the bottom right corner of the screen.

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