Support & Cooperation in Cultural and Creative Sectors
30 Mar 2022

Connect the dots! The High Key Link Up event in Jamaica

The K:NOC research team supported the EU Delegation in Jamaica in the staging of three events called the K:NOC Connect the Dots series. The previous events linked EU and Jamaican creatives, as well as explored solutions for creative financing.

The third and last one, High Key Link Up, was a grand four-day Ecosystem Stakeholder event, aiming to leverage the established partnerships that the mapping process and previous two events facilitated.  

It took place between March 28-March 31 and consisted of 3 days of closed hybrid sessions and a hybrid session live streamed to the public.

The public session was livestreamed on March 31 and organized under the overall umbrella theme of ‘Status of Policy’. Following the opening dialogue framed with questions to the participating Officials, each panel reflected the policy implications of one the following:

  1. Status Of Infrastructure
  2. Status Of The Industry
  3. Status Of The Artist
  4. The impact of Digitisation

Download the full programme here


Kingston Networks of Culture (K:NOC) is an activity of the European Union (EU) funded project, the Cultural Relations Platform of the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments of the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, a project that directly supports international cultural relations and cooperation between European and global cultural and creative sectors. The K:NOC activity is gathering, elaborating and disseminating research on creatives’ presence in Kingston, Jamaica and their added value. K:NOC seeks to identify EU stakeholders interested in collaborating with Jamaican cultural actors. The K:NOC project will provide policy advice on the structures to support the creative ecosystem of Kingston as a Creative City of Music.