Based in Brooklyn, New York (aka Little Caribbean), CaribBeing is a hub for creativity and collaborations with some of the Caribbean's most visionary talent and innovative brands. We are a thriving cultural platform that stands at the crossroads of culture + art + film.
The passion behind CaribBeing began in 2010 when Founder Shelley V. Worrell launched the Flatbush Film Festival to address the deficit of Caribbean cultural programming in New York City. Following its success, in 2012 CaribBeing expanded its mission, producing its first exhibition “Spirit of Carnival” at Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), and “Carnival Panorama”, the largest public program coinciding with the Caribbean: Crossroads of the World show in partnership with Queens Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem and El Museo del Barrio. Since then, CaribBeing has curated over 200 experiences reaching 100k+ attendees with leading cultural institutions and brands such as AirBnB, Brooklyn Museum, BRIC, Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), and Tribeca Film Festival, to name a few. We’ve also taken CaribBeing international with film screenings in Poland (2012), France (2013), Barbados (2014) and Haiti (2016) and to symposia in Cuba (2014) and Haiti (2016).
From its humble beginnings, CaribBeing has grown into an award-winning brand with partnerships that span the globe. Today, CaribBeing’s commitment remains: to deliver thought-provoking, culturally relevant content and experiences to individuals who crave Caribbean inspiration.