In late 2019, the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) was selected by the Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) for an enabler grant award to develop a cooperation business model for the regional animation sector, to be executed from 2020 – 2021.
The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is the agency of the Government of Jamaica that
promotes business opportunities in export and investment to the local and international private sector. Film Jamaica, the country’s film commission and creative industries agency, is the executing body for this project.
The Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) was launched in December 2018 with an initial US$2.6 million in capitalisation from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). It is a multi-donor Fund that supports the development of the Creative Industries across the Caribbean. The Fund invests in regional projects that encourage innovation, job creation and improved enterprise sustainability by providing grant financing and technical assistance to creative/cultural entrepreneurs, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, business support organisations and academia, which support the creative industries in the CDB’s Borrowing Member Countries (BMC).
The scope countries selected for this project are Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago; once tested, finalised and published, the intent is to introduce the Caribbean Animation Business Model to the rest of the Caribbean’s animation studios and professionals.