The Barbados Summer Arts Festival (BSAF) is envisaged as an annual celebration that will not only showcase the best of Barbados’ art forms through various events, including a competitive process.

But also contribute to the development of the arts locally and regionally. This, in turn, will contribute to national and regional development, and complement ongoing and established activities that promote and support the arts.

The vision of the BSAF is to be the premier event for promoting, supporting, and contributing to the development of Barbados’ artistic talent and associated business opportunities, at both national and international levels.

The mission is to produce unique entertainment events, celebrating artistic endeavor and synergies while educating participants, creating new interest for visitors, and promoting economic activity.

community level involvement. The BSAF will take advantage of the latest technology to reach audiences, highlighting both the successes and challenges of the region. The festival will feature, for various art forms:

Workshops and interactive educational sessions on the arts and their economic, social, cultural, and environmental value.

Exhibitions and displays, some of which will provide opportunities for artists to promote and sell their products.

Seminars that promote and demonstrate how art can contribute to personal and national productivity and economic advancement.