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EAST YARD Community Arts Centre is the premier creative community arts space in East Trinidad. Created in 2017 by local arts promotion and education non-profit organization, Caribbean Fashion and Arts Feature Festival, EAST YARD is a cultural hub designed to connect and engage the local community on a regular and ongoing basis by championing creativity in all its forms.
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On November 15th, Nicki Consulting and EAST YARD will launch their third installation of EAST TALKS: Open Mic at 10am! The theme is Sustainable Consumption and Production in a Caribbean Context and we will be going live!!!!!!

Tune in to our social media here, here or here for more info!
Ronald Roach

With a career spanning 27 years in the fields of operations management, project management and waste management, Ronald Roach is an advocate for improved environmental management not just here in Trinidad and Tobago, but across the Caribbean.  As a waste management consultant, he is currently engaged in several waste management projects within the Caribbean region and is also facilitating a recycling and waste management short course at the SBCS Global School of Business in Trinidad. 

He is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited and was charged with the responsibility of providing strategic vision, planning and operational leadership to the company and, inter alia, to drive overall growth and expansion of the company. 

After graduating from the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1992, Ronald went on to receive a post-graduate certificate in Environmental Management, as well as his Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.  He also has formal training in quality management and disaster management.

Ronald enjoys traveling and experiencing nature and wildlife and is an avid nature photographer when time allows.

Rhea King-Julien

Ms. King-Julien's diverse background has its roots firmly planted in building bridges: facilitating interconnections among NGOs, CBOs, state agencies, entrepreneurs and companies (public and private) in the food production sector.

A qualified aquaculturist trained in Scotland, Thailand and the United States, she returned to Trinidad in 2012 with the aim of connecting state and private enterprises to the formal tertiary level educational system.

Her passion for meaningful connections evolved over time facilitating the development of a service-based NGO to bridge the gap between funding sources (local and international) and projects which aim to effectively address the needs of Trinidad and Tobago. The Sunbeam Foundation was birthed soon after, and serves as main platform for this endeavour.

Riyadh Mohammed

Riyadh Mohammed was born into agriculture, working on his family’s duck farm from a tender age. With a name that means meadows or gardens, it seemed destined that he would continue to grow and succeed in the agriculture industry. He graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture (Hons) and  a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Technology (Hons) from the Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture and Forestry (ECIAF). Riyadh went on to earn a MSc in Tropical Animal Science and Production (Distinction) from the UWI, certificates from the University of Edinburgh, Duke University and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He is currently a PhD candidate for Livestock Science and owns R and K Tropical Agriculture Production with his wife. 

TOOFLESS aka Timothy Dabreo is a 20 year old Arima born artist with a knack for expressing himself in every medium possible. TOOFLESS grew up in Carapo in an artistic family of musicians and artists. Growing up surrounded by art, naturally informed his path and his eccentric personality. He began dreaming of being an illustrator in his 4th year at Arima Central Secondary but expanded his dreams to music after betting his friend he could make a mixtape in 5 days; a bet which he successfully won. After noticing his potential he began on the path to ultimate expression. His artistic themes centre around inspiring himself and others to be more than we are. From his 5 released eps, his self directed music videos to his dreams of creating feature films and teaching, seems TOOFLESS isn't stopping any time soon in his pursuit to "be more".
Keep your eyes open for what this energetic young talent has on the horizon.

Necklace by ADLAW
Bomber Jacket by Commess Designs
T-Shirt by Joint Creations
Check out TOOFLESS in Hero. Be sure to like, subscribe and leave a comment!

Located in the borough of Arima, Commess Designs is dedicated to producing sustainable and stunning fashion that echoes the spirit of the land and her people. Committed to quality over quantity, the two sisters that run this small business carefully select and construct every item, from hood to hem, with their customers and the planet always at the forefront of their minds.
November 15 - EAST TALKS: OPEN MIC 

November 21 - Balloon Art Workshop

November 22 - Stitches School of Fashion: Jewellery Workshop

November 19 - Stitches School of Fashion: Soap Making Workshop
Stitches School of Fashion
Individual attention,
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Art Aware
Mindful Writing Pt 2
Oct 31st, 

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Program Content:

Starts January 2021

(1-2 hours per week)

- Three (3) month module, masterclasses, workshops and career days with international visual arts, theater, dance and music practitioners and Mentoring from local visual arts, theater, dance and music practitioners (Jan-Feb).

- Two (2) month module, learning from and working with global leaders in the fields of Gender Equality;  Good Health and Well-being; Decent Work & Economic Growth; and Climate Action (April -May).

- One (1) month for festival preparation working alongside the FOR COMMON GOOD team to create performances or artworks that merge with the social change themes explored (June).

Registration is open! Click here to sign up now!

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The FOR COMMON GOOD Arima x Louisville Exchange is a collaboration with the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana, made possible through a grant from the US Embassy in Port of Spain. The online, tuition free program which runs from January - August 2021, will build the arts for social change technical skills and provide cultural diplomacy opportunities for 60 Arima and East Trinidad based educators, media practitioners, writers, poets, visual artists, cultural practitioners, historians, local government officials and policy makers interested in using arts to effect change.


Louisville, Kentucky based, Artists, Artivists, Art Educators, Cultural Practitioners, Teachers, Freelancers, and Creative Entrepreneurs will facilitate sessions in the following:

Writing for Culture - ( Documenting Oral History, Community Journalism, Self Publishing)

Inclusive Arts Education - ( Visual Arts and Special Needs Education in Children, Empowering Adults with Special Needs through Visual Art) 

Community Arts Engagement - ( Creative Placemaking, Community Engagement through the Arts, Executing Public Art Projects)


Training will culminate in a community based project in Arima and the creation of an online learning and exchange portal.

Click HERE to register!
Revenue generated by CFAFF through your support goes directly into funding our various arts-impact community based programs for youth, and now retirees interested in careers in the creative sector to assist with skill building, support internship opportunities and build job experience.

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Murals are a bright and fun way to add a bit of personality to a room, and for a business, possibilities for painting murals are endless.

This Co-working space is the perfect place for creative professionals in need of a temporary, physical meeting or office space. EAST SPACE offers multiple amenities offered for rental for various types of events

The Boutique featur
es creations from many artisans, including jewellery, body care products, clothing and more, for affordable prices!.

1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 bed apartment at EAST YARD
As low as $18 US per night
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