Everything You Need to Know About the Cayman National Cultural Foundation

Doesn’t it feel good knowing you learned something on vacation? When you immerse yourself in the history and culture of an area, you get an inside look into how it has grown into what it is today. During your stay at The Residences Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, attend one of the events put on by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation. This non-profit organization promotes the arts and culture of the island. Learn all about the things to do in the Cayman Islands when you access our complimentary Vacation Guide!

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About the Cayman National Cultural Foundation

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation, also known as the CNCF, was founded to protect the arts and culture of the Cayman Islands. A board of directors made up of artists and business people passionate about the cause have made it their mission to make the islands a better place. They put on events and festivals that show both locals and visitors the true colors of the island, and they also put on shows at the National Theatre.

What Are Some of the Programs Cayman National Cultural Foundation Hosts?


Cayfest is one of the most beloved festivals of our island, and the Cayman National Cultural Foundation hosts it! Also known as the Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts, this festival is comprised of various events that represent our culture. See performances by dance groups, view local art, and celebrate our island traditions!

Gimistory – the International Storytelling Festival of the Cayman Islands

Storytellers from the entire Caribbean gather together for Gimistory, also known as the International Storytelling Festival of the Cayman Islands. This festival keeps this traditional art alive. You get to hear both the local stories of the Cayman Islands and stories from overseas. It’s fascinating!

National Theatre

The F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre, Cayman’s National Theatre, is home to both the Harqual Theatre and the smaller Studio Theatre. This theatre houses many of the theatrical performances put on by the foundation. Grand Cayman’s longest-running performance is held here: Rundown. This musical comedy revue has been held since the 1990s!

Artist Training

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation is dedicated to the training of both professional and amateur artists, including youth. They offer training to support performing, literary, and visual arts through grants, workshops, and competitions. As for youth programs, they focus on drama, dance, storytelling, and music. They offer competitions, workshops, and summer camps.

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Residence 508 living roomExperience all that the Cayman National Cultural Foundation does for our islands when you stay at The Residences Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Our concierge can tell you about all the best things to do to immerse yourself in our island culture, and you’ll be staying in the best accommodations on Seven Mile Beach. Walk right out your front door to the soft sands and glistening ocean for some fun in the sun! With two pools, a private beach, tennis courts, and more, you won’t find anywhere better. Browse our Residences to start planning your stay today.