Petrina Dacres, Caribbean art in the present During the 1960s art was an integral aspect of governmental policy in Jamaica. That support has dwindled over the last few decades; moreover, as governments change so too have art policies changed and projects been disrupted. In these contexts, artists and curators have created their own independent projects. Using a number of case studies, this presentation will examine several art-related initiatives in Jamaica. For instance, it will highlight contemporary curatorial and artistic interventions that re-imagine specific 1960s governmental art initiatives. These projects connect the past to the contemporary moment and provide examples of sustainability even while asking new questions and suggesting new modes of presentation. The exhibition, ‘About Face’, for instance, illustrates the possibility of online curatorship and provides an opportunity for us to discuss the role of the internet in disseminating information on art in the Caribbean. Other case studies will consider the experiences of contemporary art collectives that have tried to forge independent identities outside of the traditional galleries and government. Some images, sounds or other media used in the following presentation are subject to copyright restrictions that prevent them being shown. In order to provide a complete record of the conference, these items have been blurred or silenced. Should we obtain permission to use these images, sounds and other media in the future the films will be updated.