Welcome to the National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago

The Carnival Institute of Trinidad and Tobago

Carnival Institute of Trinidad & Tobago (CITT)

Dr. Kim Johnson, Director

Created in 1999, CITT’s mandate is (1) to collect artifacts and information about Carnival and other T&T festivals and (2) to educate the public about these. As a research and educational institute, CITT also has an archiving function: to store, preserve, classify and make easily retrievable the information and artifacts collected.

The role and function of CITT must be realised within the wider context of the decline of Carnival, however. The collection, storing and dissemination of knowledge must be given direction by the social, economic and cultural context in which it is taking place. And although the decline of Carnival has arisen out of deep and irreversible national and international changes in economy, society and culture, and there is no going back to the glory days of the 1960s Carnival, nevertheless decline can be slowed or channelled into new reinterpretations.

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Carnival Institute of Trinidad and Tobago (CITT)
45 Jerningham Avenue,
Port of Spain.

Tel: (868) 625-6434/623-8409
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Greetings, friends.

It is the distinct pleasure of the Board of Commissioners to welcome you to our official website; your portal into the dynamic and expressive world that is all things Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.

Without a doubt, Carnival remains one of our nation's greatest gifts, not only to ourselves, but to the entire world as, year after year, various artistic and cultural segments, stakeholders, and the national community work in harmony to stage this, the Greatest Show on Earth. 



Our Vision Our Mission Our Core Values
To be the global leader of Carnival, with consistent growth, satisfying all stakeholders with quality products and services that exceed all expectations. To preserve the traditional heritage of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival whilst ensuring its sustainable development as a viable industry. • Professionalism
• Value for Money
• Teamwork
• Service Excellence
• Transparency
• Creativity


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