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, while actively developing a Creative Tourism model to ensure that by the year 2020 more people will travel to The Bahamas to experience its art, culture and heritage rather than just its sun, sand and sea.
UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES DESIGNATION
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 Arts and was successful in obtaining this membership on December 1, 2014. Visit the UCCN website at http://en.unesco.org/creative-cities for up-to-date information on this worldwide Network.
THE CREATIVE NASSAU TEAM
The Creative Nassau executive comprises a group of intensely creative individuals widely engaged in community building especially in the creative industries: Pamela Burnside, President; Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, Vice-President; Rosemary Hanna, Treasurer/Coordinator CN Market; Marilyn Zonicle, Public Affairs and Neko Meicholas, Communications.
CREATIVE NASSAU RADIO SHOW
In March 2015, Creative Nassau's Pamela Burnside and Patricia Glinton-Meicholas 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 http://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, which aired on January 2, at http://www.creativenassau.com