John 15:12-13; 1 Cor 13
This year’s festival is a time to be reminded and celebrate how much the Father loves each of us, and how we ought to love each other.
Like our Father, everything we do must originate in love. Not our fame, not our success but love for God and love for others. We want to be those who do, give and live, all for Love.
Kingdom Arts (KA) festival is an annual creative arts celebration 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 conference/festival 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 arts lovers who desire to see culture transformed through inspired artistic expression. KA is a wholesome festival for everyone!
The Life 97.5FM Kingdom Arts Festival 2017 promises to be the most exciting of our festivals yet with exceptional events to attend! Read a brief overview below and go get your tickets from these box offices:
Things Gospel (All locations), Barbadiana (Sky Mall), A&B (Sheraton Mall)
A spectacular night of fashion and art set in a premium venue.
Come see the works of designers who are rocking the design world with cutting edge designs including jewelry and bags with tasteful styles for all sizes! 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 theme.
Artwork on Sale.
A definite ‘save the date’ for all fashionistas and art lovers!
This year the KA Workshops will take the form of an empowerment summit where artistes from all disciplines will converge to be activated by four remarkable speakers with international impact. These speakers have riveting testimonies of God’s love and desire to stir, empower and motivate artistes to fulfill God’s dream for their ministry.
Bonus Session– Shaun Hays will be conducting an additional practical breakout session for Visual Artists.
See KA Workshop speakers below.
Registration is required. (REGISTER NOW)
One of the highly anticipated events on the KA calendar is the Culinary Experience, this year featuring International Worship Leader LaRue Howard in concert and more!
The event promises to leave patrons captivated by the mastery of some of the expert and emerging Chefs and Caterers on the island. Come see exciting live demos and the featured cooking competition between popular personalities. Set in an elegant ambiance, with live music, makes an exciting blend any food aficionado would not want to miss!
Worship is at the heart of the Kingdom Arts (KA) movement and over the years we have worshipped with songs KA music has released for the festival such as the Beautiful EP and City on a Hill.
Come join us as we conclude this year’s festival with another explosive evening of worship featuring the release of the KA music 2017 worship EP – All for love.
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 Islandworship and with a leadership team give oversight to the festival.
Avery Mascoll – Technical leader/Trustee
Melinda Belle– Treasurer/Trustee
Shaunte Carter– Administrative Assistant
Tao Howard– Graphics Lead
Sherridean Skeete– Visual Arts Coordinator
Cherice Gibson– Kingdom Fashion Coordinator
Daneisha Brathwaite– Hospitality Lead
Christopher Millar– Web Administrator
Shernel Williams– Prayer Coordinator
Trisha Carter– Social Media Lead
Ashanti Trotman– Technical Advisor
KA leadership is looking for committed volunteers to be a part of the 2017 Team. Check out the post descriptions below and sign up here.