Alice Yard is at once a physical space, a collaborative network, and an ongoing conversation about contemporary art and creativity in the Caribbean.
Based in the backyard of the house at 80 Roberts Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Alice Yard has been a venue for creative experiment since opening in September 2006. We draw on the long tradition of communal "yard" spaces in urban Trinidad, places of improvisation and exchange.
Alice Yard has five crucial and interconnected objectives.
• To build and sustain a context for independent, experimental, collaborative creative work in visual, performance, literary, and other media.
• To build and sustain a network for conversation and exchange among creative partners in Trinidad and Tobago, the wider Caribbean regional, and internationally.
• To build an archive of contemporary Caribbean creative practice, both analogue and digital, including the publication of material online and in print.
• To support the creation of a critical and conceptual language to discuss and understand contemporary Caribbean creative practice.
• To devise a model for independent creative collaboration suited to Caribbean realities and needs.