Take Part


The Cayman National Cultural Foundation is a non-profit organization that, with the support of people like you, is able to make a real difference in this community with the mission “to stimulate, facilitate and preserve cultural and artistic expression generally, particularly the preservation and exploration of Caymanian performing, visual and literary arts.” Through our programmes, we reach thousands of people of all ages in the Cayman Islands. Because of our wide ambit, CNCF has engendered a transformation in the arts and culture in the Cayman Islands. The work of the Cultural Foundation covers the entire gamut of artistic disciplines:


  • Cayfest: The Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts
    • The Only Caymanian Festival of the Arts
    • Music, Dance, Theatre, Art, Television and Radio Events
  • Gimistory: The Cayman Islands International Storytelling Festival
    • Entertainment For All People
    • Rated Among the Best in the World
    • Performed in Every District of Grand Cayman and in Cayman Brac

History & Posterity

  • Preservation of Caymanian Arts and Culture
    • Remembering Where We Come From
    • Keeping Tradition Alive
    • Safeguarding the Work of Artists for Future Generations
  • National Arts and Cultural Awards
    • Recognizing Artistic Achievement
    • Recognizing the Efforts of Artists, Groups and Organizations
    • Rewarding Contributions to the Development of Art & Culture
  • Publication of Literature
    • Local Works
    • Plays… Poetry… Fiction… History
    • Collections

Training & Development

  • Grants for artistic development and projects
    • Helping Artists Pursue Their Goals
    • Supporting Performance Groups
    • Funding Projects

Youth Programmes

  • Young At Arts: A junior theatre troupe and training programme for young people
    • Developing Cayman’s Future Performers
    • Providing Alternative, Positive Activity for Young People in Cayman
    • Theatre, Dance, Music, Stagecraft
  • Summer Arts Camp
    • Introducing Children To Arts & Culture
    • Accessible to A Wide Cross Section of the Community
    • Craft… Art… Theatre… Dance… Cultural Field Trips

The F. J. Harquail Cultural Centre & The World Stage

  • Rundown: The annual comedy revue
    • Cayman’s Favourite Comedy & Music Show
    • 21 Years and Still Playing to Sold-out Houses
    • A Multi-cultural Audience of Theatre-Goers
  • Management of the Harquail Theatre and Studio Theatre
    • Cayman’s National Theatre
    • Management of a 2 Theatre Facility
    • Providing Theatre Venues for Community and Professional Events
  • Cayman’s Cultural Ambassadors
    • Representing the Cayman Islands Overseas
    • Widening Cultural Horizons
    • Developing Cultural Links Abroad
    • Member - International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA)

Become a Part of the Art

Arts and culture help build healthy communities across the Cayman Islands. Cultural activities support jobs, attract tourist revenue and create inclusive local events that promote community pride.

Your contribution, whether large or small, makes a real difference. We’d love to hear from you. For more information please contact us at (345) 949 5477 or email [email protected]