(CMR) The 2022/2023 National Children's Festival of the Arts (NCFA) begins tomorrow, Wednesday, 1 March, the Department of Education Services (DES) has announced.
Now in its 41st year, the NCFA will have adjudications of approximately 348 entries from 22 public schools, private schools, and homeschoolers across the Cayman Islands in categories, including dance, drama, instrumental (solos, bands & ensembles), speech, and vocals.
The NCFA, which comes to an end on 10 March, will also showcase students' artistic talents during a weeklong exhibition at the National Gallery and culminate with a series of final concerts.
DES Director Mr. Mark Ray invites the public to support the various activities.
“After adjusting the format of NCFA adjudications in 2022 and limiting the number of attendees due to COVID-19 restrictions, I am pleased that we can revert to our usual format this year,” said Mr. Ray.
“I invite families, friends, and other community members to come out to the various activities in support of our talented children and young people, allowing them to develop well-needed confidence as they continue to hone their creative talents,” he added.
Among the featured NCFA activities this year are:
For more information about the National Children Festival of the Arts (NCFA), like and follow NCFA Cayman Islands on Facebook or Instagram or contact DES Senior School Improvement Officer, Mrs. Tammy Hopkins, by telephone at 916-6287 or DES Acting Customer Service Manager Ms. Nicki Samuels by email at [email protected].
To learn more about other DES programs and activities, visit the Department of Education’s website.