The Artists Coalition of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) is an NGO and a Trade Association led by professional artists who work in their peers’ interest. ACTT currently is in work-group discussions with 20+ national artist representative groups towards formalising the national body. Efforts are on the way to expand this to include all local artist sector representative groups- as well as individual memberships. ACTT represents the formalization of a process to create an umbrella body to represent the artists of Trinidad & Tobago and their interests. This process was facilitated by the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI).
Many traditions are collapsing and under-performing. ACTT has become critically important because of the enormous chasm that exists between the Genius Legacy of T& T Arts & Culture and the systemic marginalizing and under-resourcing of local Artist and creativity by government and the private sector. There remains no connection between normal citizens and T&T’s magical heritage which includes Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Grammy, Nobel Prize, & Commonwealth Book Prize winners, our Golden Age legacy of steelpan calypso, limbo, Carnival and ethnic festivals, and our status as the source of 300 Trini-styled Carnivals globally.