TASA Celebrates 20 Years at Queen’s Hall

Source : Newsday

Published: Friday, December 28 2012

The Arts Support Alliance, fondly known as “TASA” celebrates 20 years of its annual all inclusive fete on Carnival Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Queen’s Hall from 2pm – 8pm. All proceeds aid TASA in fulfilling its mandate.

Founded in November, 1991 by “a small group of dedicated people working to support and encourage a national phenomenon… the incredible diversity of art expression in our country,” TASA, a non-profit organisation, has awarded grants through its Arts Advisory Council for education, exhibitions and performances as they relate to the arts.

Some of the awardees who have distinguished themselves include the first TASA grant recipient, Liam Teague – Head of Steelpan Studies at Northern Illinois University and Co-Director of the NIU Steelband; Vel Lewis – Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism; Rubadiri Victor – President, Artist Coalition of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT); Danielle Lyndersay – Senior Lecturer and Coordinator at the Theatre Arts Centre for Creative and Festival Arts, UWI; Lutalo Masimba (Brother Resistance) – President, TUCO; Tony Hall – playwright, Lordstreet Theatre; Ella Andall – calypsonian; Penelope Spencer (Necessary Arts) and Cecilia Salazar – actresses; Ken Crichlow – artist; Noble Douglas Dance Co; La Chapelle Dance Co and Arts-in-Action.  Read full article here