Cayfest, The Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts, is Cayman’s finest showcase of local talent. With an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, theatre, film, fashion design, and cultural discussions, this festival has an emphasis on local arts and culture. At the same time the festival stimulates and inspires local artists by including a diverse range of participants.
Some highlights of the Festival include locally produced films, Café Cayman, traditional music from the CI Folk Singers and the work of countless other local artists and arts organisations!
National Arts & Culture Awards ~ Thursday 16th February 2017
The National Arts and Culture Awards recognise those who attain a level of merit in their artistic discipline, contribute to the arts, culture and heritage of the Cayman Islands and support the work of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation. Click here for last year's awardees.
Dress for Culture Day ~ Friday 24th February 2017
Now in its 5th year, Dress for Culture Day is a celebration of Cayman's diverse community which is comprised of more than 135 nationalities! This annual 'dress up, dress down' fundraiser invites individuals, students and corporate entities to display love for culture by wearing traditional cultural wear, sportswear, country colours or anything that represents your culture(s). Together, we plait a visual tapestry of beauty and harmony by sharing and learning from each other, while supporting cultural heritage programmes like the CI Folk Singers and Summer Arts Camp. The cost to take part is only $5 for adults and $3 for students. Each participant is invited to take part in a Facebook competition also. Email [email protected]to get started!
Red Sky at Night ~ Saturday 25th February 2017
Red Sky at Night is a multi-disciplined, multi-cultural arts fair and one of the anchor events as part of Cayfest. Red Sky at Night, features live colourful performances of dance, music, drama as well as a display of visual arts, crafts and featured films. Enjoy delicious culinary delights from local vendors and enjoy a come together for one night on the Harquail Culural Centre Grounds in George Town from 4pm - Midnight. Proceeds from the event support CNCF Programming.
The event described by festival goers is “enchanting”. Visitors are treated to live performances from dancers, actors and storytellers as well as creative work by local visual artists and crafts people. Celebrated films from around the Caribbean and inspiring performances will be featured within the festival theatres. The senses are stimulated by the sounds of the steel pan, fiddle and drums while the aroma of mouthwatering local culinary delicacies surround you. Artisans and onlookers alike look forward to this annual event which celebrates arts and culture. For all the reasons we love arts and culture in the Cayman Islands! Email [email protected] or call us on (345) 949-5477 for details.
If you are interested in registering to audition as a performer at Red Sky at Night, registration begins January 4th and closes January 20th. To register email [email protected] with act information and we will get back to you with more details!
If you are interested in registering as an Food, Artist, Craft or Specialty Item Vendor at Red Sky at Night, please complete the form by clicking on the button below and downloading the form, completing it and sending it in. Alternatively coming
If you are interested in volunteering at Red Sky at Night we need you! Please complete our registration form.
Are you interested in sponsoring a Cayfest Event this year? Contact Erin Bodden: [email protected] we would love to discuss the exciting opportunities for this year.