please take a moment to complete the first ever bahamian creative industries survey on the link below

Creative Nassau is proud to inform you that we are conducting the first ever Bahamian "Orange Economy"/Creative Industries survey, and we should be grateful if you would complete this quick survey that will be managed by Dennis Deveaux Head of the new KPMG (Bahamas) Lighthouse Center of Excellence for Data and Analytics, our partner in this project. 

This survey will be used to create a comprehensive database of persons in The Bahamas who are involved in creative endeavors in order to determine how they are contributing to the growth of the economy.  Collectively, the creative industries and other contributions in this area are often referred to as the 'creative economy'.

The results of this survey will also be used to get a sense of how Creative Nassau can better meet some of your needs and interests as an entrepreneur working in areas of Bahamian art, culture and heritage.

Please feel free to circulate the survey to anyone whom you know might be involved in the creative industries

Here is the link to the survey!


Interested in reserving a seat for the upcoming free ORANGE ECONOMY WEBINAR to be held on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017 from 9am - 1pm at the Central Bank of The Bahamas' Conference Centre? There is limited seating, so please send us an email as soon as possible at, or by using the form below with 'The Orange Economy Webinar' in the subject line - you will need to bring a photo ID with you on the day of the Webinar for admission.

If you are not in Nassau, we will be providing an internet link later in the month so that you can log on to view the proceedings! Download the FREE ORANGE ECONOMY E-BOOK online - it is extremely interesting reading!!

The eminent presenters for the Webinar are outlined below!

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Felipe Buitrago is an economics graduate of Los Andes University (Bogotá), a passionate amateur historian, and holds a Masters in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University – SAIS.  He is a creative economy expert, based in Bogotá, Colombia, currently engaged in setting up think tanks for the information and communication technologies (ICTs) association of Colombia (CCIT).  He has over 14+ years of creative economy development experience, from public policy design, implementation and evaluation, to international negotiations (multilateral and bilateral) to research and to international cooperation and capacity building with impact in over a dozen countries.

His relevant experience includes:

  • Developing the Colombian Satellite Account of Culture of Colombia, the first in the world;
  • Designing and negotiating the Colombian Cultural Reserve of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States, establishing the model followed by the country afterwards;
  • Authoring or contributing the the following documents:

           - Creative Industries Mapping of Bogotá and Soacha (2002) - Co-author;

           - Economic Impact of the Cultural Industries of Colombia (2003) - Contributor;

           - Guide to Produce Regional Mappings of the Creative Industries (2005) - Contributor;

           - Art and Part: Entrepreneurship manual for cultural enterprises and creative industries (2005) - Contributor;

           - Creative Lebanon (2008) - Contributor;

            - A Tanzania for the Creatives (2009) - Co-Author;

            - T-shirts and Suits (2009) - translation to Spanish

            - Una Ventana a la Economía Creativa de Valparaíso (2010) - Co-author;

            - The Orange Economy: An Infinite Opportunity (2013) - Co-Author;

            - Arts & the Workforce (2015) - Author.

Prior to his current responsibilities, Felipe was a consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) Culture, Solidarity and Creativity Affairs Division.



Dr. Keith Nurse is Senior Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies, the World Trade Organization Chair at The University of the West Indies (UWI) and adjunct teaching staff at the Arthur Lok Jack School of Business. He formerly served as the Executive Director of UWI Consulting Inc. and the Director of the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services. He is a member of the Economic Development Advisory Board, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and serves on the executive bureau of the UN Committee for Development Policy, a subsidiary body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

He has pioneered research on trade policy, the creative industries, global tourism, diasporic entrepreneurship, climate change and sustainable development, innovation governance and global value chains. He has served as a consultant and adviser to several international organizations such as UNESCO, UNIDO, UNECLAC, OECD, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the ACP Secretariat, the Medical Research Council UK, Inter-American Development Bank, and the Organization of American States. At the regional level he has worked for and advised the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Compete Caribbean, Caribbean Export Development Agency and the CARICOM Secretariat.

Dr. Nurse is the chair of Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution Inc. and the executive producer of the docudrama “Forward Home: The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora”.



Peter N. Ives is a graduate of Harvard College and Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the State of New Mexico and Navajo Nation bars.

Peter serves as a City of Santa Fe Councilor and was selected by Major Javier Gonzales to serve as his initial Mayor Pro Tem. Having successfully sought re-election, Peter now serves as Chair of the Public Works Committee and the Water Conservation Committee, is a member of the Finance Committee, and is the Mayor’s Alternate as Director of the Coalition of Los Alamos National Laboratory Communities. He also serves as Parliamentarian for the City Council.  Peter looks to Santa Fe’s Sustainable Future as a guiding principle, acknowledges the deep ties between its diverse cultures and creative economy and respects and honors the historical richness that defines the City. Peter sees Santa Fe as a community that lives intentionally, in which real efforts are made to respect each other and the community.

Peter is the City Council contact for the UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network (UCCN) program, and served as the initial designee of the Craft and Folk Art cluster of cities to the UCCN Steering Group.

Peter has practiced law in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 34 years and for the last 19 of those as Senior Counsel at The Trust for Public Land. Working in TPL's Santa Fe Office, Peter works primarily in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona, as well as for TPL's Geographic Information Systems division. During his tenure with TPL, Peter has worked on and facilitated the closing of hundreds of conservation transactions. The work has involved extensive work with private land owners to accomplish their financial and conservation goals, private, federal, state and local agencies and funding and work with conservation buyers, dealing with fee and less than fee (conservation easements) interests.

Peter is married to Patricia Salazar Ives, a local attorney. They have three adult children. Peter also serves on a number of nonprofit boards/foundations and sings with several local groups.