About KA

Kingdom Arts (KA) Festival is an annual celebration of the creative arts and is hosted in Barbados by Islandworship (IW). These exciting events feature creative artistic expression; worship and prayer; and practical teaching about God and the arts and how this dynamic combo can positively influence a nation.

Kingdom Arts conference was spearheaded from 2007 by Marcia Weekes of Praise Academy of Dance Barbados and has been led by Islandworship since 2011. With a strong Caribbean pulse, KA over the years has attracted participants from Guyana, Antigua, Trinidad and Jamaica, strengthening regional bonds and contributing to the development of the artists. Offering a wide range of workshops in multiple genres of the arts, KA has become a go-to Festival and conference primarily for Christian youth to enhance and showcase their skills. 

At the heart of KA is its spiritual element, empowering participants to walk away being able to excel in their craft and inspired to positively impact their worlds.

Not only for the artists but for all lovers of the arts who desire to see culture transformed through inspired artistic expression, KA is a wholesome Festival for everyone!

Festival Calendar

The Life 97.5FM Kingdom Arts Festival 2018 promises to be the most exciting of our festivals yet with exceptional events to attend! Read a brief overview below. See you there!

Prayer Room Encounter

Sunday, August 12th at 7 PM
Location: New Dimensions Ministries
Admission: FREE

The Creative Arts in their many forms, help to shape the culture and direction of a nation. Using this powerful medium, we can bring change to the parts of our society and globe that need it the most. Through prayer, declarations and worship we ask God for the creativity, inspiration and ability to be part of His creative team who help to transform the world positively, bringing honour and glory to His Name. 

 

THE L.E.A.D Lounge

Tuesday, August 14th at 6:30 PM
Location: Divi Southwinds
Admission: FREE

Leaders. Entrepreneurs. Artists and industry Development professionals, you are invited to the Lead Lounge.

Mix and mingle with industry influencers, movers and shakers and liaise with funders in the arts and entertainment industry. Fellowship, network, advance!

7-minute Inspirational talks by:

  • Success by Raphael
  • KA Visionary Min. Kevin Campbell
  • Crowdfunding Specialist Adrian Reid

Also, book tables for Authors are available (Contact us at kingdomartslead@gmail.com for details)

THE L.E.A.D Lounge

Tuesday, August 14th at 6:30 PM
Location: Divi Southwinds
Admission: FREE

Leaders. Entrepreneurs. Artists and industry Development professionals, you are invited to the Lead Lounge.

Mix and mingle with industry influencers, movers and shakers and liaise with funders in the arts and entertainment industry. Fellowship, network, advance!

7-minute Inspirational talks by:

  • Success by Raphael
  • KA Visionary Min. Kevin Campbell
  • Crowdfunding Specialist Adrian Reid

Also, book tables for Authors are available (Contact us at kingdomartslead@gmail.com for details)

The WelchWear Cita Radio 90.1 FM Kingdom Fashion and Visual Arts Gala

Thursday, August 16th at 7 PM
Location: Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference Centre
Admission: Adults: $35/$45 @ door
Children (under 12): $15
*Children 5 years and under are FREE

A spectacular night of fashion and art set in a premium venue. 

Come to see the works of designers who are rocking the design world with cutting-edge designs including jewellery and bags with tasteful styles for everyone! Also featuring an exhibit of all things fashion with an array of chic pieces for sale.

The Visual Arts Exhibit features live painting from International 3D Speed Chalk Artist Shaun Hays coupled with a stunning visual showcase from artists reflective of their unique interpretation of the 2018 theme – “Hallowed be Your Name”.

Artwork will be on Sale.

A definite ‘save the date’ for all fashionistas and art lovers!

Dance Celebration

Friday, August 17th at 7 PM
Location: New Dimensions Ministries
Admission: FREE

Dance is a powerful expression of the arts, and as this year’s theme celebrates the various names of our God, dancers of all ages from across the nation will gather to creatively worship with movement. A new event on the Kingdom Arts calendar, we anticipate this will be a colourful, creative, celebration that all the family will enjoy.

Dance Celebration

Friday, August 17th at 7 PM
Location: New Dimensions Ministries
Admission: FREE

Dance is a powerful expression of the arts, and as this year’s theme celebrates the various names of our God, dancers of all ages from across the nation will gather to creatively worship with movement. A new event on the Kingdom Arts calendar, we anticipate this will be a colourful, creative, celebration that all the family will enjoy.

KA Workshops

Saturday August 18th at 9 AM
Location: Collymore Rock Church of the Nazarene
Registration Fee: $35 (tickets) $45 @ door

This segment of the Festival is arguably the busiest day and the focal event for many. Artists relish this opportunity to sit under some of the Arts’ most prolific teachers and mentors, for intense sessions on enhancing their skills and deepening their journey with God as Kingdom Artists.

Various Workshops include:

  • Worship Leading
  • Song Writing
  • Spoken Word
  • Graphic Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance Intensive (Registration required – $45/$55 @ the door)
  • KA Children’s Artistic Development (Location: Harrison College – Registration required – $20)

The Grease Trap Man Cita Radio 90.1 FM Culinary Experience

Saturday, August 18th at 7 PM
Location: Savannah Hotel
Admission: $40 (tickets) $50 @ the door
Food for sample and on sale
Children (under 12): $20
*Children 5 years and under are FREE

One of the highly anticipated events on the KA calendar is the Culinary Experience. This event promises to leave patrons captivated by the mastery of some of the expert and emerging Chefs and Caterers on the island. 

Come to see exciting live demos and the featured cooking competition between Bishop Dr. Kenroy Burke, Recording Artiste Alaina Greenidge and Pastor Russel Blackman.

All set in an elegant ambience, with live entertainment by John Yarde Music and more! This makes an exciting blend any food aficionado would not want to miss!

The Grease Trap Man Cita Radio 90.1 FM Culinary Experience

Saturday, August 18th at 7 PM
Location: Savannah Hotel
Admission: $40 (tickets) $50 @ the door
Food for sample and on sale
Children (under 12): $20
*Children 5 years and under are FREE

One of the highly anticipated events on the KA calendar is the Culinary Experience. This event promises to leave patrons captivated by the mastery of some of the expert and emerging Chefs and Caterers on the island. 

Come to see exciting live demos and the featured cooking competition between Bishop Dr. Kenroy Burke, Recording Artiste Alaina Greenidge and Pastor Russel Blackman.

All set in an elegant ambience, with live entertainment by John Yarde Music and more! This makes an exciting blend any food aficionado would not want to miss!

Night of Worship

Sunday, August 19th at 7 PM
Location: New Dimensions Ministries
Admission: $30 (tickets) $40 @ the door
Children (under 12): $15
*Children 5 years and under are FREE

Worship is at the heart of the Kingdom Arts (KA) movement and over the years KA has released its own music for the festival such as the Beautiful EP 2014, City on a Hill 2015 and All for Love EP 2017. Joining Kingdom Arts Music this year is International Worship Leader Phil Thompson, as we conclude this year’s festival with another explosive evening of worship!

Our Music

The official music of the Kingdom Arts movement. Kingdom Arts Music is a collective of worship leaders and artists who love God and co-create with Him to bring transformation to the nations.

Our Sponsors

We'd like to extend a huge thank you to all of the sponsors who help to make the Kingdom Arts Festival a success.
OURSPONSORS

Meet The Team

KA is hosted by Islandworship, a non-profit organization committed to seeing revival in the nations and transformation in every sector of society, including the arts. Kevin and Shelly Campbell cast vision for the organization and along with a leadership team, give oversight to the Festival. 

Avery Mascoll – Technical leader/Trustee
Melinda Belle – Treasurer/Trustee
ShaQuille Millar – Assistant Director
Shaunte Carter – Administrative Assistant
Tao Howard – Graphics Lead
Sherridean Skeete – Visual Arts Coordinator
Marvo White- Jessamy – Kingdom Fashion Coordinator
Danielle Miller – Hospitality Lead
Christopher Millar – Web Administrator
Shernel Williams – Prayer Coordinator
Cheri-Ann Walcott – Workshop Coordinator
Trisha Gerald – Marketing Lead
Trisha Carter – Social Media Lead

Volunteer With Us

KA leadership is looking for committed volunteers to be a part of the 2018 Team. These posts include photographers, videographers and general volunteers.