Through the individual and combined pursuits of its founding directors, ArtsEtc Inc. is involved in literary development, education, cultural activism, rights management and literary event planning.
Literacy & Education
Linda and Robert are both writing tutors and are involved in literary education at all levels, from primary to tertiary. ArtsEtc also designs and conducts writing seminars and writer-in-residence programmes.
Editorial & Publishing
ArtsEtc specializes in anthologies but also offers a comprehensive range of services to writers and other clients, including writing, editing, design and layout, publication, project management, and consulting. We also offer editorial services to web-based clients.
Literary Events and Planning
ArtsEtc’s editors frequently take part in readings and other literary performance. We also provide planning services for book launches and other literary and literacy events.
Green Readings is an annual cultural event staged by ArtsEtc in conjunction with the Ministry of the Environment each June for Environment Month. The event takes place over two weekends at open-air venues in Barbados and showcases a range of established and emerging writers and artists.
The Independence Reading List
Since November 2011, ArtsEtc has published an annual Independence Reading List of recommended Barbadian authors and titles. The List appears in the social and mainstream media and is widely circulated.
Writers Ink and the Bim Literary Festival
ArtsEtc’s editors are founding members of the group Writers Ink and are involved in literary activities of that group including the staging of the Bim Literary Festival.