As part of the Department of Culture’s mandate to promote the Literary Arts of the Virgin Islands, the Department offers assistance to local authors in launching their books through Book Launch Ceremonies. All local authors qualify for this service; however, assistance is also offered to expatriate residents whose books are about the Virgin Islands history and/or culture.


Step 1:  Application form is completed and submitted to the Department of Culture or emailed to

Step 2:  Meeting is held with the Director of Culture and the Author one week after the submission of the application. 

Step 3:  Agreements are made between the Director and the Author on the logistics, such as, date, venue and time of the

Step 4:  The Author submits his/her draft programme and list of invitees one week after the meeting with the Director. 

Step 5:  Department of Culture completes remaining tasks one week prior to the Book Launch Ceremony. 

Method of Applying

The application form is submitted to the Department of Culture.

Turn Around Time

Varies depending on outcome of decision

Department Contact Information

Department of Culture

Ministry of Education and Culture
P.O. Box 72 Wickham’s Cay 1
Road Town,Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address:

Telephone: 1(284) 468-4379
Fax: 1(284) 468-3343