ACTT in 2012: AN OVERVIEW OF THE WORK IN 2012
HERE IS A SUMMATION OF THE WORK DONE BY ACTT IN 2012 IN REPRESENTING THE CREATIVE & CULTURAL SECTOR OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. The following gives an overview of ACTT’s work in 2012. It looks at projects engaged, battles fought, ground won and lost. It is a dispassionate assessment of the battlefield of cultural activism and ACTT’s role in it. IT WAS A HARDCORE YEAR WITH MANY BLOODY BATTLES WITH SOME SERIOUS LOSSES,BUT ALSO SOME CRITICAL VICTORIES. ACTT WAS ABLE TO WORK ON 6 MAJOR PROJECTS & PURSUE 12 LINES OF ACTIVISM WITH SOME DEGREE OF SUCCESS. WE WERE ABLE TO STOP CERTAIN MAJOR FOLLIES FROM GOING THROUGH, BUT WERE UNABLE TO STOP THE MAJOR BETRAYAL OF THE SECTOR WITH THE REMOVAL OF THE 129 LINE ITEMS. MEANWHILE THE SECTOR LOST OVER 50 GIANTS & THE COUNTRY IS NOW ON THE BRINK OF THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ITS GOLDEN AGE GENERATION. It may be possible in hindsight to look back and see 2012 as a turning point in the battle for the mainstreaming of the progressive agendas of the Cultural Sector in Trinidad & Tobago.