About CFAFF/FOR COMMON GOOD

Caribbean Fashion and Arts feature Festival (CFAFF) was incorporated in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in 2016, as an NGO to foster more regional collaboration, highlight work being done in the fashion and art industries, create more opportunities for event tourism and to contribute to the current roster of festivals. With the Caribbean being one of the only regions that did not yet have a Fashion-film and Arts Festival of its own, CFAFF’s arrival in 2016 made its mark, with recognition by Vogue Italia.

In 2018 CFAFF launched into full community arts enrichment programming to include large scale community mural projects, exhibitions, arts education that introduces children and youth to innovative ideas and visual arts tools for addressing social issues. These programs have been supported by Indrani Goradia and the JB Fernandes Trust I in 2018 and 2019 respectively.  

In 2017 CFAFF founded the Arima based EAST YARD Community Arts Centre, which has become a premiere creative hub in East-Trinidad and in 2021 branched off as a separate social enterprise. 

In 2020 CFAFF re-branded the organization as CFAFF/FOR COMMON GOOD and all its programs under the FOR COMMON GOOD banner; embracing the pivotal role of the creative arts in shaping the quality of intercultural relations as well as creating a unique platform for artists, audiences, and other stakeholders in the sector to strengthen the overall impact of their own arts for social change programming. The platform rolled out with two programs, namely, FOR COMMON GOOD - Arima x Louisville Exchange, supported by the US Embassy in POS and executed in collaboration with the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana; and FOR COMMON GOOD - Youth Arts Enrichment Program.

Mission
To raise awareness of the power of the creative arts to foster social change. 

Vision

To be known as the premiere global platform that showcases the power of the arts to promote social change. 


Values
With a vested interest in merging arts, education and social impact, we value innovation in programming, knowledge transfer and cultural exchange.