Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 02, 2018 (SKNIS): St. Kitts’ lead on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) activities within the Department of Culture, Ms. Marlene Phillips, while appearing on the August 01 edition of “Working for You”, encouraged local entrepreneurs and cultural workers to register their businesses and services with the Ministry of Culture through the St. Kitts and Nevis Creative Industry Registry at skncir.govt.kn/signup.
She spoke about the importance of having creative industries and cultural infrastructure as a valuable resource to generate livelihoods in the Federation. She said that the St. Kitts and Nevis Creative Industry Registry is an important platform within the ministry that acts as a database of cultural workers within the creative industry.
She explained that the digital portal allows persons to search for names and services of different cultural workers to gain access to the products and services they offer. She also said that the cultural workers have the ability to manage their own page on the registry and post content that will help them promote their businesses.
“The benefit of being a part of the registry is free advertising. When you register, you are given a page to promote your skills or service,” she stated.
Ms. Phillips noted that they are working closely with the Ministry of Trade to provide duty free concessions for the cultural workers listed on the registry. She also said that the registry acts an agency for businesses looking to expand within the Caribbean and provides accurate and timely information for potential consumers.
“We are encouraging people to consider it. It is free advertising; it gives you credibility, and it’s isolating your creative skill,” she said.