Eleuthera Arts & Cultural Center

Immerse Your Artistic & Cultural Self

History and Purpose: 

The Eleuthera Arts & Cultural Center (EACC) attracts and cultivates the visual and performing arts. It seeks to identify and document our tangible and intangible heritage. It welcomes local and off island, professional and amateur talent to interact with each other.

Vision    

Situated in one of the most vibrant communities in the archipelago, EACC will become the first of its kind to document and interpret the past and shape the future.  

Nestled adjacent to three historic second homeowner communities that once hosted the world’s rich and famous and a mere fifteen minutes from Rock International Airport, conditions could not be better to fan the flames of an artisan community that just a few years ago was threatened with irrelevance.

The EACC will incorporate a museum and gallery space, a playhouse, outdoor green space ideal for small meetings, and eventually, eating facilities. It will offer education through the arts to residents of Eleuthera, the Bahamas, and the world. Imagine an open mic night for poets, an open stage for those wanting to perform music or drama, a Bahamian Cuisine Festival, outdoor yoga classes overlooking the ocean, and a gallery space for visiting artists (including logistical support for the artist in residence). The EACC will also seek to offer professional development opportunities to local teachers by offering regular workshops in animation, desktop publishing, graphic design, etc.

Through its advisory board, the EACC boasts world class connections to Honolulu, Miami, New York, Nashville, Cincinnati, Nassau, and other cultural centers. Not only will it attract, inform, and inspire local patrons and talents but will garner a diverse patronage.

Activities: 

EACC currently offers a space for meetings and for local and non-resident artists to display their talent. Monthly programs with artists in residence and ongoing workshops in various mediums are offered. The EACC can currently host arts and cultural events and can accommodate between 10-200 people.

Recent Accomplishments: 
  • 2011, 2012 Cultural and Heritage Fairs
  • Barbara D’Vries, "Plastic is Forever" Artist in Residence
  • Windermere Island Foundation Cocktail party
  • South Eleuthera Emergency Partner’s Christmas Banquet
Current Staff and Volunteers: 

The EACC is managed by a hardworking team of volunteers and is supported by staff of Island Journeys.

 

Governing Board and Membership: 
  • Ex Director – Audrey Carey 
  • Chairman – Eugene Carey
  • Secretary – Audrey Carey
  • Treasurer – Cynthia Cartwright

Latest News

Senator Ranard Henfield Speaks on Behalf of CSOs

Today, June 26, 2017, Senator Ranard Henfield speaks about the concerns and suggestions of 15 Civil Society Organizations in The Bahamas in the House of Assembly. One of those organizations is One Eleuthera Foundation. We are grateful to Senator Henfield for giving us this opportunity. Please see the full script below of our concerns and suggestions as presented by Senator Henfield

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Development, for the past 40 plus years in the Bahamas at best has followed a “one size fits all” strategy.  At worst, successive governments have held a “hold the centre policy”. Which means let’s take care of New Providence, Grand Bahama and then whatever is left we will distribute throughout the other islands. This is not a bad policy for an archipelagic nation with limited resources.

CTI Trainee Profile: Meet Deangelo Pratt

Twenty-eight year old Waterford, Eleuthera resident, Deangelo Pratt is no ordinary trainee. He hasn’t had the greatest start in life but was eager, yet humbled to tell us just how much his life changed since enrolling in the programs at the Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI) just over one year ago.

CTI Trainee Profile: Meet Cercelia Thompson

 You have to hear about CTI trainee, Cercelia Thompson! The 31-year-old is a resident of Deep Creek, Eleuthera and says that coming to CTI gave her a second chance at life after being unemployed for four years! 

A Shared Vision

The Shared Vision for South Eleuthera, which was first commissioned by Friends of Lighthouse Point to develop a sustainable plan for Lighthouse Point and other special heritage and conservation sites on Eleuthera, inspired the formation of One Eleuthera.

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