A profound love for the creative and performing arts is one of the attributes the Ministry of Tourism gave to the late cultural ambassador and stalwart, Norvan Fullerton.
It said he immersed himself in the sector as a performer, producer, director, stage manager, playwright and more.
In 1979 he formed the Malick Folk Performing Company – which has dominated the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition for 13 years and counting, and has toured extensively, representing Trinidad and Tobago at various cultural festivals abroad.
He has served as Chairman of the National Drama Association of Trinidad and Tobago, a Member on the Board of Queen’s Hall; a Member on the National Academy for the Performing Arts Management Committee; Programme Manager of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition for several years; and a Member of the Sports and Culture Fund during his tenure within the sector.
He has also produced and directed works for various cultural state agencies including the National Carnival Commission, the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation, the National Carnival Bands Association, Pan Trinbago, the Downtown Carnival Committee, and the Tobago Heritage Festival.
His meritorious contributions to community service and culture in Trinidad and Tobago were recognized nationally in 2003 when he was awarded the Chaconia Medal Silver.