The Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) was established in 2017 with an initial USD2.6 million in capitalisation from the Caribbean Development Bank. It is intended to be a multi-donor fund, which will support the development of the Creative Industries (CI) sector in the Caribbean. CIIF’s goal is to enable the Region’s cultural and creative industries to be globally competitive.
CIIF is seeking applications to the Accelerator programme from entrepreneurs in the music industry who possess or are managing a catalogue of Caribbean music and are looking to enhance their revenue streams via IP protection, digital download and streaming. The CIIF Music Accelerator is a 21-day training session packaged as three (3) modules and open to artists, performers, labels, publishers, producers and aggregators in any genre of the Caribbean music industry whose business is registered in any of the CARICOM member states.
CIIF is providing up to US$50,000 in funding for this accelerator programme. CIIF and Accelerator partner BIDC will select forty (40) participants for this programme. Of the selected participants, twenty (20) participants from among the nineteen Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) of the Caribbean Development Bank will be eligible for a small grant of US$1,000 each upon successful completion of the programme, while other participants may benefit from other support and resource from our project partners.
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