On April 1st, 2019, the Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority (BCIDA) merged with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), in keeping with the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) Plan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).


As such, the main functions of BCIDA which are the Office of the Film Commissioner and the Business Development Department are now integrated into the NCF and continue to carry out the mandate of promoting, assisting and facilitating the efficient development of the local cultural and creative industries. 

Our Mission

To stimulate the growth of the cultural and creative industries of Barbados through the implementation of effectively designed strategies for the promotion and marketing of our creative cultural goods, services and experiences.

Our Vision

To establish the cultural and creative industries as a leading economic driver in Barbados through the introduction of economic stimuli including investment and tax incentives into the industry; increasing export and trade activity for creative goods & services and working with our partners in facilitating the establishment of Barbadian creative and cultural brands for large scale commercial activity.


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National Cultural Foundation, West Terrace, St. James