The Government of Saint Christopher (Kitts) and Nevis established the St. Kitts Department of Culture in 1995.
“To utilize culture as a vehicle for generating awareness of the social, economic and natural environment through protection, enhancement, preservation and conservation and to facilitate interaction towards achieving sustainability”.
“St. Kitts and Nevis Creative Industry Registry” (SKNCIR) was established by St. Kitts Department of Culture - Research & Documentation Unit (RDU) and launched on May 21st 2013. It is a database/Artist Directory of St. Kitts and Nevis Nationals and Residents that provide Skills, Talent, Products, or Services in the Creative and Cultural Industry (CCI), and are registered Members of the SKNCIR, managed by St. Kitts Department of Culture - RDU.
SKNCIR goals for SKNCIR Members are; to improve member visibility, initiate best industry practices, expose them to Regional and International Markets afforded by “CARICOM Single Market Economy (CSME), the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), multilateral agreements, and conventions that St. Kitts and Nevis have signed.
The benefits gained by members of SKNCIR are; Priority access to Technical Assistance and Skills Development Workshops, Networking and Job Opportunities, Inclusion in the SKNCIR/Artist Directory and Department of Culture Mailing List, Promotion on Department of Culture Social Networks on the Internet, Guidance about building a Career in the Arts, and information about how to obtain a Skills Competency Certificate in their field.