Creative Nassau was formed in 2008 by the late Jackson Burnside III along with a group of passionate Bahamians who wished to showcase their unique Bahamian culture to the world, whilst actively developing a Creative Tourism model to ensure that by the year 2020 more persons will travel to The Bahamas to experience its art, culture and heritage rather than just its sun, sand and sea.
In March 2015, Creative Nassau's Pam and Patti, President and Vice-President respectively, began hosting a weekly Radio Show in Nassau to talk about cultural and creative issues, compliments of Sir Charles Carter, owner of IslandFM 102.9. The radio show airs every TUESDAY from 7-7.30pm, is re-broadcast on SUNDAY from 5-5.30pm, and can be accessed online at www.islandfmonline.com. The radio show is proudly sponsored by Lawrence Bascom, Manager of ESSO BAYSHORE and ESSO WINTON Service Stations in Nassau.
You can listen to the first recording for 2016 below, which aired on January 2. The other radio broadcasts will be posted to this website on the CREATIVE NASSAU RADIO SHOW page.
In March 2014, Creative Nassau made application to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) for Nassau to be designated as a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art and was successful in obtaining this membership on December 1, 2014! Nassau is extremely honoured to be one of the first of two cities in the Caribbean region to have obtained this designation. Currently there are only three cities in the region so honoured: Nassau, Bahamas and Jacmel, Haiti for Crafts and Folk Art, and Kingston, Jamaica for Music (2015).
Visit the UCCN website at http://en.unesco.org/creative-cities for updated information on this worldwide Network.
The December 1 announcement by UNESCO's Director General, Irina Bokova listed Nassau as an official Creative City http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/creativity/creative-cities-network/
As a member of this prestigious worldwide Network, Creative Nassau President, Pamela Burnside attended the 2015 UCCN Annual Meeting held in Kanazawa, Japan from May 25-28, along with the City of Nassau's 'Mayor' Mr Gevon Moss of the Downtown Nassau Partnership. 143 delegates from 32 cities were in attendance.
The 2016 10th Annual Meeting for the 116 UCCN Members from 54 countries took place September 14-16 in Ostersund, in the region of Jamtland Harjedalen, Sweden which was designated in 2010 as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. This Meeting was attended by President, Pam Burnside, Vice-President Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, and Mr 'Mayor' Gevon Moss.
The City of Nassau is extremely honoured to be one of the first of two cities to have obtained membership in 2014. Currently there are only three cities in the Region so honoured: Nassau, Bahamas and Jacmel in Haiti for Crafts and Folk Arts, and Kingston Jamaica for Music.