Welcome to the National Registry of Artistes and Cultural Workers. Your registration enables you to access the incentives provided in the Cultural Industries Develop Act. You will be required to complete this registration process only ONCE. You can of course request an update of your relevant information, e.g changed contact details, new accolades, as needed. You can save your information at any time, and continue at another time. There are eight (8) steps to take to complete the application. Be sure to save each page as you go along, and to submit your application when you have completed the final step.
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  • Username is required. Must be lower case, begin with a letter and contain no special characters or spaces.
  • Email Address is required.
  • Your Password should be at least 8 characters long and include at least 1 uppercase letter, 1 lowercase letter and 1 symbol, for example Hgx1!tPw.
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About The Service

The Barbados Registry of Artistes and Cultural Workers is an initiative by the Government of Barbados of which the Ministry of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports has lead responsibility. The Registry serves the purpose of facilitating access of artistes, cultural practitioners, cultural entrepreneurs and cultural workers to the benefits provided in the Cultural Industries Development Act.

The Registry also serves as a database of all participants in the local Cultural Industries and will facilitate development of the cultural industries, through continuous research and updated information. The Registration and Certification processes will be facilitated by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF).

‘Certification’ refers to the receipt of the certificate which identifies the artiste as bona fide. This certification allows the holder to access the benefits to cultural industries participants under the Cultural Industries Development Act.

Please note that only tax benefits are immediate, duty-free concessions and grants require a further application process which you can read about here: www.ncfbusinessdevelopment.com.