The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced Recording Artiste Etana as the first female recipient of financial support from the Ministry’s Artiste Ambassador and Tour Support Programme.
The Ministry has given Etana a grant of USD 5000 to support her 32-city tour of the United States.
Minister Grange made a symbolic cheque presentation to Etana on Thursday, February 8.
“Etana being the first female, is most deserving of the support. We (the Ministry) know it’s not an easy task for an artiste to tour for any length of time and cover expenses. Touring is more in keeping with promoting your work and not necessarily making money. It is about the development of your career and the exposure of your product,” Minister Grange said.
Minister Grange said the Artiste Ambassador and Tour Support programme aim is to strengthen Brand Jamaica through media, marketing and partnership.