What Is The Drawing Room Project

The Drawing Room Project Association was founded in 2007, out of a desire to draw persons together and engage them in a series of creative conversations through workshops, productions and exhibits. 

Our Goals

To build a better society through introspective art, by creating collaborations with industry experts who will provide mentorship and exposure for talented Jamaicans to hone there skills and produce high quality creative products for the local and international market.  We are successfull if we:-

  • Build a network of artists who value sharing their knowledge and skills, for the benefit of the society
  • Create an environment to support emerging and mid-career artists

The Projects We Like

It is the hunger after art, that drives a vibrant creative industry.  To stimulate that hunger we are seeking projects that:

  • Provide inspirational art expereinces that could germinate new skills
  • Create mentoring opportunities for aspiring artists
  • Promote classical genres that are unexplored, but could add new perspectives to emerging forms
  • Strengthen the involvement of Jamaican artists in the international community
  • Strengthen the craftmanship of writing in new media, digital and performing arts

Meet the Founders & Trustees

What do a computer scientist, environmentalist, professional athlete, social development planner and an administrator have in common?  A love for Caribbean art and the vision that great art is for all peoples in all walks of life.  


Millicent A. A. Graham is a Poet  IT Specialist who lives in Kingston Jamaica.   She has a M.Sc. in Human Centered Computer Systems from the University of Sussex, UK.  She has experience in Project development and the design of development programs


Current Term : Jan 2007 - Present


Joni Jackson is a Writer, Blogger and Environmental Scientist, living in Kingston, Jamaica. 

She has a BSc in Geology from the University of the West Indies. Her previous experience includes Council Member and Secretary of the Geological Society of Jamaica and events planning.


Current Term : Jan 2007 - Present


George A. Davis is a Sports Administrator and philanthropist, living in Kingston, Jamaica. He is the founder of Ten Em Bee Sports Development Center, UK. Director of Excel Sports Management,Grand Cayman  his experience includes over 10 years of project development and administration for Non-Profit Organisations.  His passion is in sports, the performing arts and music.


Current Term : July 2013 - Present


Sonja Harris has spent over thirty years as a Social Equity Specialist, with numerous international development agencies (e.g. United Nations, Commonwealth Secretariat, World Bank, Caricom Secretariat etc.), designing gender policy and training in gender policy programming with PIOJ and The Bureau of Women's Affairs.  She has conducted research studies on women, men and the role of culture in social development, as well as poverty programs with micro community groups.  Her passion is in folk art and craft, creative writing and Agro/Cottage industries.


Current Term : July 2013 - February 2015


Hyacinth Hall has over 30 years  experience in senior and executive positions in Education involving teaching, programme planning and implementation for students, staff and institutions in Jamaica, Gambia and Sierra Leone.  She has participated in critical research in education development issues for UNICEF and UNIFEM and has worked with Local and Overseas Institutions to accredit and maintain quality assurance at secondary and tertiary levels.  Her passion, includes tennis, painting (landscape and abstract portraits) and writing poetry.  

Current Term : July 2013 - Present

 

The DRP Association

Millicent Graham - Founder

Joni Jackson - Founder

George A Davis - Trustee

Hyacinth Hall - Trustee

Sonja Harris- Trustee