The National Policy for the promotion of cultural industries in Colombia

Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
National Planning Department, DNP
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The National Policy for the promotion of cultural industries in Colombia includes the sectors established by UNESCO and UNCTAD, that is to say, those productive sectors where creation, production and commercialization of goods and services based on intangible contents of a cultural nature come together, generally protected by copyright.

Its main objective is to capitalize on the competitive potential of the cultural industries, increase their participation in the generation of national income and employment, and helped them achieve high levels of productivity.

The policy contains the following strategic axes:

1: Promotion of the mobility of goods and services of the cultural industries
2: Increased access to financing mechanisms
3: Support of local initiatives in cultural industries
4: Expansion of the specialized training offer
5: Promotion of the use of new technologies in the development of business models for the cultural industries

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The Ministry of Culture reports that between 2013 and 2014 the performing arts and audiovisual industry sectors grew more than 50% each; In 2016, 41 Colombian feature films were released, showing a significant growth compared to 10 films released in 2007.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Culture
Public Sector
Ministry of Commerce Industry and Tourism
Public Sector
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Public Sector
Ministry of National Education
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)