Cuba 2016 report

Policies and Measures
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Decree-Law 312 on special social security scheme for creators and technical artists National legislative
Transformation of buildings in cultural centres with programming dedicated to different artistic genres National, International legislative, institutional
Institutional improvement to achieve a greater presence of the diversity of cultural expressions in Cuba and the rest of the world so that greater attention may be given to creators involved in the implementation of this measure. National legislative, regulatory, financial, institutional
Approval of financial resources for individual and collective projects of writers and artists. National legislative, regulatory, financial, institutional
Recognition of the contributions to Cuban culture made by international figures of the arts, literature and the humanities who have promoted in Cuba the creation of their country and the world. International institutional
Development of collaboration with other countries to achieve the presence of their cultural expressions in Cuba, the presence of Cuban culture overseas and support for the training of youth from abroad, especially from developing countries, in Cuba. International institutional
Modification of the regulations on the import of raw materials, materials and equipment for the production of cultural goods and services. National regulatory
2012-2020 Investment Plan of the Ministry of Culture National financial
Restructuring of the Network of Professional Arts Education Centres National institutional
Improvement in the university education of artists and creators National institutional
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Caribbean and Central American meeting in the framework of the IATA International Festival Cuba 2016 Regional, International institutional
Arts University Network (RUA) International institutional
International Agreement between the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and the University of the Arts National, International institutional
Workshop on the evaluation of cultural projects developed by the National Centre of Training for Cultural Development and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) National institutional
Rehabilitation of the Miramar cinema-theatre as a socio-cultural space National, International institutional
Sparring partner professional capacity-building project for video producers on the ability to promote and finance their own projects National, International institutional
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Support for the development of universities of the arts in countries of Africa and Latin America International institutional
Corazón Adentro Culture Mission International institutional
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Capacity-building programme for integrated development actors National institutional
La Casa de la Guayabera sociocultural project, a local municipal development initiative in Sancti Spíritus Local institutional
Channelling my Neighbourhood Local institutional
Culture-based local development programme in Cuban municipalities Regional institutional
Eco-Art, a path toward possible sustainability in the culture sector National financial, institutional
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Third Meeting of Ministers of Culture of the Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Regional, International institutional
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Development, implementation and maintenance of the website for the collaborative cultural newsletter La Papeleta National, International institutional
Development of information contents and services through the implementation and hosting of portals and websites in the CUBARTE network National, International institutional
Development of contents and information services through the distribution of specialised newsletters and the publication of information on the CUBARTE digital newspaper. National, International institutional
Development, implementation, hosting and maintenance of the Todo de Arte repository of digital resources National, International institutional
Creation of e-commerce payment gateways for cultural activities, goods and services in institutions linked to the Ministry of Culture National, International institutional
Increase in the connectivity and number of users in cultural institutions and directly among artists and writers through the culture network – CUBARTE Network National, International institutional
Development of contents through the production of multimedia materials and other audiovisuals (produced by Ediciones CUBARTE) National, International institutional
Cultural news programme on Cuban television National institutional
CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Gender Equity Programme with a National Incidence National, International institutional
YOUTH
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Hermanos Saíz Association artistic creation grants for young artists and writers National institutional
Preparation of young art instructors as members of a talent pool for institutions of the Ministry of Culture. National institutional
Expansion of capacities to access contents and navigate in the country’s public library system and navigation halls of the Hermanos Saíz Association. National institutional
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Improvement in the university education of artists and creators

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Update the curricula of the University of the Arts and open new specialties.

Expand the postgraduate education, master’s and doctoral programmes in Arts Sciences.

Facilitate the enrolment in the University of the Arts of talents from all over the country.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Opens new career profiles and curricula at the University of the Arts.

Develops new options in postgraduate education, master’s and doctoral programmes in arts education.

Facilitates the enrolment at the University of the Arts of artistic talents from all over the country.

During the quadrennium, the enrolment of students from the capital was no more than 47% or 48% of those who came from the rest of the country.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

An increase in the options offered through university arts education, and the adaptation of this education to address the needs of the country’s development in this sphere.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
University of the Arts
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Decree-Law 312 on special social security scheme for creators and technical artists

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  1. Extend the implementation of the Decree to include designers, artisans, artists and creators (in other words, besides visual artists)
  2. Ensure the financial gain of artistic creators resulting from the marketing of their products and services.
  3. Establish tax obligations and ensure the social security of creators.
  4. Improve and adapt current regulations relative to the protection of the social security of persons in this sector.

Extend the coverage of the special social security scheme contained in Decree-Law No. 270 “On the Social Security of Creators of Visual, Applied, Musical, Literary and Audiovisual Arts and on the Special Protection of Salaried Workers in the Arts Sector”, of 8 January 2010. 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

It is a measure of the Council of State with a national scope. It is implemented in all institutions attached to the Ministry of Culture whose social purpose is to manage the special scheme of creators and artists. These institutions cover the entire process of creating, producing and marketing cultural goods, products and activities in the different sectors of creative industries: books, cinema, performing arts, visual arts, design, museums and research, houses of culture, video games, etc.

The special social security scheme for creators and artists protects the creators of visual, applied, musical, literary and audiovisual arts, including writers, playwrights, scriptwriters, as well as the support staff, not contemplated in the social security general scheme or any other special scheme. In other words, creators, artists and support staff who are represented by entities and institutions authorised before natural and legal persons that make use of their services. Its benefits also include technical workers and members of the support staff associated with them, that is, artists and support staff, who receive personal income in any type of currency, both in Cuba and abroad.           

The registration of the artist and support staff in the Taxpayers Registry of the National Internal Revenue Office (ONAT) for their contribution to social security is compulsory. It is tantamount to their entrance in this special social security scheme. It grants the right to a length-of-service pension to artists who, regardless of their work status, carry out certain artistic activities for which specific physical and intellectual conditions are required. If offers protection against old age, full disability, be it temporary or permanent, maternity, and, in the case of death, it protects the family. 

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

All artists in the disciplines currently protected by law benefit from this special scheme.

The State receives greater income from the artists’ activity.

The situation of creators and artists improves when they market their products, since their activity is officially recognised by social security and they can benefit from the pension system.   

Income tax revenues increase.

More creators form part of the state social security system.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Ministry of Culture and its system of cultural institutions.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The special scheme is financed with the contribution of members (creators, artists and support staff), and of the entities marketing their works, or authorised entities and institutions representing them, as the case may be. If need be, the State provides the financial resources needed to ensure the income and expenditure balance of the special scheme. Each member contributes 8% of the monthly contribution established within a scale of 350 to 2,000 pesos. Marketing entities and those representing them contribute 12%.    

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Civil society demands that governmental entities comply with the decree.
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 

The Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), for example, is the guarantor of compliance with the decree before creators belonging to the organisation.

Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS)

Cuban Association of Social Communicators (ACCS)

Cuban Association of Artisans Artists (ACAA)

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Transformation of buildings in cultural centres with programming dedicated to different artistic genres

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Extend the network of public service facilities for the enjoyment of music, the performing arts, visual arts and literature. 

de la música, el teatro, las artes plásticas y la literatura.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Ten institutions originally conceived for other purposes, were adapted and transformed. The corresponding legislative measures taken in each case so that these sites could become cultural facilities at the service of the public, completely renovated and provided with the technology and conditions required.  

The total capacity of all these facilities, which opened their doors between 2012 and 2013, is 20,000 persons per activity, including in this figure the services that some of them provide in other places in the country.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

An important increase in the cultural offer provided in the capital of the country among prioritised sectors of its cultural life is expected, and has already been achieved. A significant participation in cultural life has also been achieved. 

 

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, National Council for the Performing Arts, Cuban Institute of Music, Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets, Ibero-American Centre of the Décima and Improvised Verse, Onelio Jorge Cardoso Centre and Agency for Artistic and Literary Promotions.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Information not available (N/A)

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Ten institutions were transformed and adapted so that they could become cultural facilities at the service of the public, completely refurbished and equipped with the technology and conditions required, with a total capacity of 20,000 persons per activity as of 2012 and 2013, including in this figure the services that some of them provide elsewhere in the country.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

The evaluation was made at the national level taking into account local and regional characteristics.

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Institutional improvement to achieve a greater presence of the diversity of cultural expressions in Cuba and the rest of the world so that greater attention may be given to creators involved in the implementation of this measure.

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Create institutions and mechanisms to diversify the cultural offer, carefully examine the results, improve the artists’ qualifications and create better working conditions.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
regulatory
financial
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Parting from this measure, three institutions were created, a work group for the institutional upgrading of Cuban cinema was constituted, a research strategy was implemented for the institution, and four regulations were adopted to create better working conditions for artists and promoters.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

 

Based on this research, the needs for the development of creation, heritage and education have been determined for the current period.

The hiring of performing arts and music artists has improved, and as a result they are better paid for the amount and quality of their presentations.

New institutions for the teaching and promotion of literature have been constituted.

The needs for training artists during the current period were specified.

The integration of entities belonging to the Public Library System was improved.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Institutes and Councils: Cuban Institute of Music (ICM), Cuban Book Institute (ICL), National Council for the Performing Arts (CNAE), Cuban Institute of Cinema Art and Industry (ICAIC).
Juan Marinello Cuban Institute for Cultural Research (ICIC), University of the Arts (ISA), José Martí National Library, National Centre of Arts Schools (CNEART).
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS) National Union of Workers of Culture
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The progress made in institutional improvement has been evaluated and there has been an increase in the diversity of cultural expressions, both in Cuba and abroad.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Statistical information; enrolment rate in education; income levels achieved; categorisation of researchers; ongoing research projects; library services

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Approval of financial resources for individual and collective projects of writers and artists.

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Create the necessary conditions so that through different funding sources (state budget, profits from culture companies, donations from natural and legal persons, both Cuban and foreign) financial resources may be directly allocated to artists and writers for the implementation of their own projects. Arrange for artists and writers to receive them as tax-exempt deliveries.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
regulatory
financial
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Once institutions have received the financial resources from all the aforementioned sources, artists will receive the resources requested for the presentation of their projects through bank transfers to their personal accounts, thereby creating better working conditions for artists and promoters.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Diversification of productions and services provided by creators.

Increase in the goods and serves offered by the company.

Improvement in the economic results and financial gain of creators.

Increase and better use of the potential capacities of creators in the production of goods and services marketed by the company.  

Improvement in the institutional support of creators.

Increase in the creation, production and distribution processes of the diverse expressions of visual and applied arts.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Institutes and councils of the Ministry of Culture, Cuban Radio and Television Institute (ICRT).
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
UNEAC, AHS
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Recognition of the contributions to Cuban culture made by international figures of the arts, literature and the humanities who have promoted in Cuba the creation of their country and the world.

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Acknowledge the artistic quality and contributions of the honourees and encourage them to continue their support.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Awards conferred by the Cuban State to important figures of international art and literature.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Stimulate and maintain the relationship established.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
UNEAC, AHS, ACCS, ACAA
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

This measure has raised awareness within the national context of the work and activities of artists and writers regarding their contribution to Cuban culture, making it possible to acknowledge their efforts and social contribution.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of outstanding figures in the fields of art, literature and the humanities who have been awarded

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Development of collaboration with other countries to achieve the presence of their cultural expressions in Cuba, the presence of Cuban culture overseas and support for the training of youth from abroad, especially from developing countries, in Cuba.

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Enhance the knowledge of Cuban art and culture abroad, and the knowledge of the art and culture of other countries in Cuba. Collaborate in the artistic training of youth from other countries, particularly from developing countries.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

It involves the participation of Cuban artists and writers in artistic presentations abroad, as well as the participation of their counterparts from abroad in artistic presentations in Cuba. Also included is the possibility of having these counterparts study different modalities at Cuba’s arts schools.   

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Enhance the knowledge of Cuban art and culture abroad, as well as the art and culture of the world in Cuba. Collaborate in the artistic training of youth from other countries, particularly those from developing countries.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture (MINCULT), Cuban Institute of Music (ICM), Cuban Book Institute (ICL), National Council for the Performing Arts (CNAE), National Council for Plastic Arts (CNAP), , Cuban Institute of Cinema Art and Industry (ICAIC)
Juan Marinello Cuban Institute for Cultural Research, University of the Arts (ISA), Agency for Artistic and Literary Promotions (ARTEX), National Centre of Arts Schools (CNEART).
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The participation of Cuban artists and writers in artistic presentations abroad and that of their counterparts in Cuba has grown. There has also been an increase in the studies offered by Cuba in the different modalities available in its arts schools through self-financed comprehensive training courses, as well as courses in different specialties of artistic expression.    

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Enrolment rate in arts schools.

Data on the exchange of artistic delegations, namely delegations from Cuba performing abroad, and delegations from abroad performing in Cuba.

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Modification of the regulations on the import of raw materials, materials and equipment for the production of cultural goods and services.

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Expand the import capacity of the cultural sector.

Stimulate artistic production.

Promote the production and marketing of cultural goods and services made in Cuba.

Offer a greater variety and improve the quality of the artistic products on the domestic market.

Provide artists with greater artistic possibilities.

Regulate the import system of raw materials. 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Modifies the import scheme of institutions.

Increases the nomenclatures and the responsibility of covering the needs of the cultural sector.

Extends to designers and artistic projects the possibility of importing raw materials, materials and equipment for the production of cultural goods and services.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Sustained increase in the import of raw materials.

A 20% increase in the variety of products on the market.

Ensures investment in prioritised cultural institutions.

Replaces industrial imports from abroad with local artisanal productions.

Improves the artists’ income.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
The cultural institutions working on artistic creation in any of its cultural expressions.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Given the existing international political and economic circumstances, the factors that can affect our objectives are being evaluated in order to offset their effects. As a result, the import capacity of creators and artists has been expanded and marketing opportunities have been identified.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Import figures.

In 2015 approximately 294 imports were made by independent artists and creators totalling US$ 6,104, 581.82.

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2012-2020 Investment Plan of the Ministry of Culture

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Repair, restore and rehabilitate establishments belonging to the cultural sector.

Improve the working and production conditions of creators in the sphere of the distribution and marketing of the cultural product.

Improve the image of the commercial establishments.

Improve the satisfaction of creators and achieve a greater affluence of clients.

Improve the technological and physical infrastructure for cultural management.

Improve the cultural offer.

Increase the quality and diversity of the cultural offer.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Repair, modernisation and/or restoration of different cultural institutions: Grand Theatre of Havana; Línea y 18 Cultural Centre; cultural centres; houses of culture; Amadeo Roldán Theatre; University of the Arts; Carlos Acosta Dance cultural project; Hemingway Museum; the rehabilitation of museums; Museum of Music; stores and workshops of the Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets; Casa de las Américas; arts education facilities.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Improvement in the technological and physical infrastructure for cultural management.

Improvement in the cultural offer.

Greater quality and diversity in the cultural offer.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Technical-Material Base and Investments Department of the Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

94,500.00 CUC

30 million CUP

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

In addition to evaluations and onsite monitoring, at the end of each year the Department of the Ministry of Culture elaborates an annual report where the results achieved throughout the year are examined. At the end of 2015 the repair, adaptation and/or remodelling of 102 cultural institutions and centres throughout the country had been completed, allowing a notable increase in the possibility of persons from different social sectors and age groups to access quality cultural programming that meets their expectations and needs, thereby ensuring the enjoyment and spiritual enrichment of people from all over the country, including those living in remote locations in sparsely populated areas.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Economic and social indicators.

Cultural statistics with the amount of cultural centres and institutions, registry of activities held as part of the cultural programming, level of participation among the population.

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Restructuring of the Network of Professional Arts Education Centres

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Establish a new organisational structure for arts education and improve procedures and development programmes for arts specialties, including the visual arts and the performing arts.

Regionalise artistic-pedagogical training for those specialties where it is feasible.

Adapt the general education curricula at the professional intermediate level of the arts to give graduates the possibility to continue their studies in other specialties of higher education.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Improves artistic training.

Allows for the enrolment of a greater number of students

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Higher enrolment of students in arts schools.  

Adjustment of enrolment figures to the training needs of the territories.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
National Centre for Arts Education (CNEART) Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Caribbean and Central American meeting in the framework of the IATA International Festival Cuba 2016

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Restructuring of the geographic area

Elaboration of work strategies to be followed in the next four years  

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Regional
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The event, which included a meeting and a group of collateral theatre presentations, counted with the

presence of 14 representatives of the International Amateur Theatre Association (IATA) from Latin

America and three theatre groups from Argentina, Honduras and Cuba. This space showed the

diversity of cultural expressions and the creative dynamics of the different countries where

the theatre is becoming a means to express the social and cultural phenomena of each region.

It was held in Havana from 11 to 13 March.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Election of the area representative (Cuba was elected) before the international organisation.

Reunification of the area to improve work processes and decision-making.

Update of the strategy and annual Work Plan.

Participation of the President of IATA International

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
National Council of Houses of Culture (CNCC) and Ministry of Culture.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Cuba shouldered the accommodation costs of all participants, both national and international.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

It was considered to be a positive undertaking since the Central American and Caribbean areas were strengthened. It was restructured and chosen as the venue for the next meeting. It was deemed convenient and pertinent to repeat the experience.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Strategy and Work Plan defined. Diversity of cultural expressions and creative dynamics.

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Arts University Network (RUA)

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Create an international network of universities aimed at building paradigms which will recognise and value the specificity of artistic creation, its linkage with university professional training in the arts and its role in knowledge formation.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Three projects are developed: two research projects, namely curricular design in arts education, and quality and accreditation in university training in the arts; and a third project aimed at creating a network of arts libraries.

 RUA has a governing board elected by the members of the Network and it is constituted by representatives designated and ratified by the presidency of the Network.  

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Increase in the academic cooperation between participating institutions.

Development of actions aimed at improving the preparation of the teaching staff.

Exchange of information to update the library funds and donation of editorial funds to enrich library holdings in academic institutions belonging to the network.

Increase in the mobility of students and teachers between participating institutions.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
University of the Arts
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The programme does not operate with additional financial resources.  It works with the budgeted resources of each institution that is a member of the network.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

An international network of universities was created to build paradigms with sufficient capacity and scope to evaluate the specificity of artistic creation, its linkage with university professional training in the arts and its role in knowledge formation. Three projects are undertaken, two relative to research, namely curricular design in the arts, and quality and accreditation in university training in the arts, and a third project aimed at forming a network of arts libraries.  

The RUA has a governing board elected by the members of the Network and constituted by representatives from nine universities. The University of the Arts has been designated and ratified in the presidency of the Network.  

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Projects submitted, actions designed, exchange actions carried out.

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International Agreement between the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and the University of the Arts

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Promotion of symphonic music and support for the training of Cuban musicians.

Promote a greater access of the Cuban public to symphonic music.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Creation of the Mozarteum of Havana.

Expansion of the repertoire of the University of the Arts (ISA) Symphonic Orchestra and its participation in the 2014 International Mozart Festival in Salzburg, Austria.

Participation of students in summer courses at the University of Salzburg

Periodic presence of professors from abroad in Cuba invited by the Mozarteum Foundation.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Preparation of Cuban teachers, orchestra conductors and musicians.

Strengthening of training processes in symphonic music.

Presentation of national and international concerts with the participation of the University of the Arts Symphonic Orchestra.

Increase in the options of symphonic music for the Cuban public.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
University of the Arts
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The University of the Arts has operated within its budget and Vienna has offered financing from EU cooperation funds.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

With this measure, Cuban teachers, orchestra conductors and musicians have been prepared, and as a result symphonic music training processes have been strengthened. In addition, national and international concerts have been presented, where the University of the Arts Symphonic Orchestra has performed. Options of international symphonic music have been given to the Cuban public. Likewise this Agreement has allowed the presence of Cuban symphonic music in Austria, as well as the presence of artists and specialists from Austria in our country.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Actions carried out to promote symphonic music.

Actions carried out in favour of the formation of Cuban musicians.

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Workshop on the evaluation of cultural projects developed by the National Centre of Training for Cultural Development and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Contribute to develop the teaching competencies of the capacity-building system of the Ministry of Culture and the social actors engaged in cultural development strategies.

Facilitate spaces for the exchange of experiences and capacity-building in cultural project management.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Cycle of workshops on the management of cultural projects, organised by the Coordination Centre for International Collaboration on Culture and the National Training Centre for Culture, in coordination with the Cultural Office of the Spanish Embassy in Cuba.

Participation of teachers in the Provincial Training Centres for Culture in every province and the special municipality of the Isle of Youth.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Preparation of teachers in the evaluation of cultural projects.

Capacity-building of 4,000 social actors engaged in cultural development strategies.

Support for the Training of Trainers project of the Corazón Adentro Culture Mission programme in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

In the 2013-2015 period three workshops were conducted in all Cuban provinces. Ten professionals trained in these workshops contributed with their knowledge to the Training of Trainers project in 8 states in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Coordination Centre for International Cooperation on Culture National Training Centre for Culture,Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

These spaces for exchange have promoted and strengthened the expertise of our specialists in the management of cultural projects, enabling them to receive additional practice and know-how in this field and convey the experience and accumulated knowledge acquired in this exercise in our country.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Capacity-building actions carried out for social actors, coordination activities for collaboration between both entities.

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Rehabilitation of the Miramar cinema-theatre as a socio-cultural space

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Contribute to the socio-cultural dynamics of Playa Municipality through the recovery of the Miramar cinema.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Insertion of the Miramar cinema in its social environment

Promotion of the best artistic talent through the presentation of different expressions.

Encourage the exchange between artists and the public with proposals which meet the needs and interests of the population in the area.

Promote courses and workshops on aspects relative to arts education in order to develop a comprehensive general culture in the public.

Recover the heritage of the Miramar cinema.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Benefit arts schools, artists and the population in general.

A programming that includes ample and wide-ranging artistic presentations of prestigious theatre and dance companies from Cuba and abroad.

Annual student graduation of the national arts schools and the University of the Arts.

Special programming for the children in the community which includes all artistic expressions during the Summer Vacation Plan which is organised every year.

Venue for film and visual arts festivals and concerts of renowned musicians.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
National School of Art, National Centre for Arts Education
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

556, 700 CUC

1,233,300 CUP

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

A building which had been closed for many years was recovered.

It was observed that the Miramar cinema is a project that combines the objectives of cultural promotion and outreach with those of socio-cultural animation, popular education and arts education. 

It has favoured the artistic training and promotion of young talents, fostered the stability of a public that receives quality cultural options, and contributed to the spiritual enjoyment and the use of leisure time in a cultured manner.

It was seen that its cultural outreach met community interests and needs.

It has become an ideal venue for courses and national and international events with the presence of outstanding cultural figures.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Artistic presentations made, activities carried out to promote artistic talent, courses and workshops given.

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Sparring partner professional capacity-building project for video producers on the ability to promote and finance their own projects

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Support the audiovisual production of young artists.

Promote audiovisual production.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

This Project subsidised 6 initiatives which formed part of an exchange project with artists from the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Six documentaries were produced and screened in the main spaces for the presentation of audiovisuals in the country, as well as in festivals in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Italy and the United States.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
GVC Onlus, Hermanos Saíz Association
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Support for the development of universities of the arts in countries of Africa and Latin America

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Contribute to the development of university of the arts education in developing countries.

 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Expert advice on the design of plans and curriculum for university arts education.

Cooperation of Cuban teachers in operating these universities.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Development of the universities of the arts in Venezuela and Ecuador and of Higher Institutes of Art in Angola and Mozambique

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
University of the Arts
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The presence of Cuban teachers and specialists in those countries has made it possible to convey Cuba’s experience in arts education and contribute to the elaboration of a development strategy and design in those countries, as well as the training of multipliers who will sustain it in the future, in addition to what it has meant in terms of the professional training of youth and the improvement of their professional profile.    

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of teachers offering their service.

Number of graduates.

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Corazón Adentro Culture Mission

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • Contribute with technical-methodological assessment, training included, to the work carried out by the different social actors engaged in the socio-cultural development strategies of the nation, in correspondence with the 2013-2019 Government Programme of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, focusing on those linked to the communities living in extreme poverty and the social programmes relative to cultural work.
  • Conduct training actions which will ensure processes of appreciation and creation on the part of citizens, through different artistic expressions, literature and cinema.
  • Create and promote cultural actions, in institutions and communities, through artistic-literary expressions and community cinema with the different age groups, thereby contributing to strengthen the identity values of Venezuela, Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Enhance the knowledge, practice and safeguarding of popular cultures as a tool for cultural democratisation and the exercise of sovereignty.
  • Diversify cultural actions in local and regional spaces which increase the cultural outreach and impact of the Mission in close coordination with Venezuelan agencies, organisations and institutions.

Stimulate the participation of the population in the community’s cultural life as a means to transform their attitudes, behaviour, and lifestyles.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The Misión Cultura project responds to the identified and recognised need to develop methodological-technical assessment for the training conducted by different social actors committed to the sociocultural development strategies and the need to revitalise the nation’s cultural processes. The presence of the Corazón Adentro Culture Mission in the 24 states of the country has been achieved through different modalities of cultural work, in coordination with the different social actors who participate in the processes of change taking place in art and culture. It is centred on developing the training of animators, directors, facilitators, work groups, social networks, culture exponents and spokespersons of the communal councils, culture committees, communes, and other social actors.  

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 
  • Diversify training modalities for social actors participating in the sociocultural transformation strategies.
  • Presence of the Corazón Adentro Culture Mission in the 24 states of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela through essential processes, namely, Community Training, Training of Trainers and Knowledge Exchange, focusing on areas of extreme poverty.
  • Deepen and safeguard the identity contents relative to expressions of Venezuela’s traditional popular culture.
  • Increase community participation in the integrated management of cultural processes, in particular, those dealing with the appreciation-creation of different artistic expressions, literature and cinema.
  • Transform, through cultural processes, the attitudes, ways and lifestyles of citizens living in areas of extreme poverty and new urbanisations.
  • Foster the citizens’ conscious participation in the cultural life of the nation, estates, municipalities, parishes and communities.

Change the different social actors participating in the nation’s cultural transformation strategies into leading players of the change through their social commitment.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Agencia D´Arte (Artex S.A), Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The transformation of the citizens’ attitudes, behaviour , ways and lifestyles

was evaluated through cultural work. Active participation of citizens in the nation’s cultural life as a means to strengthen the nation’s identity values.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of persons participating in the activities of the mission.

Emergence of some social transformation variables.

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Capacity-building programme for integrated development actors

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • Update the inventory and characterise the sociocultural projects which can revitalise the local development processes in the country.
  • Update the identification of the capacity-building needs of local development actors who work as managers of socio-cultural projects.
  • Systematise the information obtained for its use in designing programmes for the comprehensive preparation of local development actors who promote, from sociocultural projects, the prosperity of territories where they carry out their work.

Programme for the comprehensive preparation of local development actors who promote, from social projects, the prosperity of the territories where they work.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The project meets the need to update information on the characteristics of sociocultural projects that revitalise the local development processes in the country in order to diagnose the training needs of its leading figures and propose a comprehensive capacity-building programme for them which will promote the qualification of their performance and the achievement of the expected transformations in the country’s cultural reality.

The above constitutes an unprecedented attempt whose importance lies in the fact that it will enable the Ministry of Culture, in coordination with its institutions and organisations, to make a greater contribution to the country’s development through the impact of sociocultural projects on the prosperity of municipalities and provinces.  

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 
  1. The inventory and characterisation of sociocultural projects which revitalise the country’s local development processes is updated.
  2. The identification of the capacity-building needs diagnosed in local development actors who work as managers of sociocultural projects is updated.
  3. The information obtained is systematised.

A programme for the comprehensive preparation of local development actors who promote, through sociocultural projects, the prosperity of the territories where they work is designed.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
National Training Centre for Culture Juan Marinello Cuban Institute for Cultural Research
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The inventory and characterisation of the sociocultural projects was updated, concluding the work of revitalising the development processes nationwide. Likewise, the capacity-building needs were updated, the information obtained was systematised, and a programme was designed for the comprehensive preparation of local development actors who promote, through sociocultural projects, the prosperity of the territories where they work. 

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Projects constituted.

Capacity-building workshops held.

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La Casa de la Guayabera sociocultural project, a local municipal development initiative in Sancti Spíritus

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Develop sociocultural activities in the community with children, youth and adults.

Creation, design, production and marketing of the traditional Cuban guayabera.

Promote exchange on themes linked to social and sustainable development.

Development of annual theoretical events on culture and local sustainable development.

Stimulate marketing through self-employment and artists and artisans of the Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets (FCBC).

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The project falls within the framework of the resolution of the Ministry of the Economy and Planning to support municipal local-development initiatives which generate income, substitute imports and create jobs.  The Municipal Local-Development Initiative (MLDI) promotes the active participation of governments in the development strategy through the management of economic projects that are self-financed, generate income by substituting imports, especially foodstuffs, and obtain profits that will benefit local communities in a sustainable manner. It consists in a CUC and CUP fund to finance municipal initiatives through credits. Once they are approved, there is a commitment to return the initial investment and give a previously negotiated percentage of the profits to the municipal government to be reinvested in social sustainable development actions.

La Casa de la Guayabera is a local development initiative in the province of Sancti Spíritus registered as an MLDI. It is located in a house where cultural and recreational activities are held with different age groups, nautical activities along the Yayabo River are organised, and theoretical events on culture and sustainable development are conducted. It has a museum with guayaberas donated by national and international figures, as well as a shop where artisans and self-employed workers can sell their products. There is also a cafeteria-restaurant managed by a self-employed worker and a bar managed by the ARTEX Paradiso agency.

The project is self-sustainable and generates employment constituting an example of a joint state and non-state venture.

The country has 19 MLDIs in the culture sector.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Implement initiatives showing the value of culture as a driver for local sustainable economic development

Generate sustainable joint management models.

Use state and non-state resources to generate employment and financial gain.

Promote the creation, marketing and consumption of local cultural activities, goods and products (the guayabera and local crafts)

Add a cultural MLDI to the municipal development strategy of Sancti Spíritus

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Provincial Office of Culture in Sancti Spíritus Provincial Office of Economy and Planning
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The La Casa de la Guayabera Municipal Local Development Initiative (MLDI) has allowed the active participation of creators and artists in the local economic development strategy, promoting self-financing and the generation of economic income thereby substituting imports, enabling access to identity products, such as the guayabera and other autochthonous artistic expressions. Likewise, it has contributed to the incorporation of different population sectors and age groups, and to capacity-building and development in certain trades and activities closely linked to culture contributing to sustainable social development.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Economic and financial reports.

Statistics and control of the number of visitors.

Report to municipal government on activities.

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Channelling my Neighbourhood

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Contribute to reinforce the cultural dynamics and initiatives of the El Canal People’s Council in Cerro, Havana province.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Increase the participation and impact of the community and of the cultural actors in the cultural artistic development of the El Canal People’s Council by facilitating the exchange of international experiences and the access to culture of the most vulnerable youth

Project for social transformation through art and popular education to enhance social participation and the cultural artistic development of the El Canal community in Cerro municipality.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Community managers have been given a work methodology to participate and dialogue with the communities through culture.

The relationship between the inhabitants of El Canal and their traditions increased and their identification with the community was strengthened.

The use of the community’s cultural potentials improved.

The exchange of experiences in the production and management of audiovisuals between the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS) of Havana, young people from El Canal, as well as Cuban, Italian and European professionals was facilitated.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Hermanos Saíz Association
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

258,451.70 CUC

70,196.00 CUP

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Civil Volunteer Group (GVC) of Italy
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

After integrating the information obtained by evaluating the indicators, and by assessing the activities, the interviews to social actors and beneficiaries, the following changes were achieved:

  • Families have joined the project and have increasingly formed part of the Workshop for the Comprehensive Transformation of the Neighbourhood as cultural managers.
  • The family participates in recreational-educational spaces.
  • The family discusses community problems at the wall-cinema.
  • Better communication among persons in the community. Different neighbourhood groups have joined in the activities of the project.

The way the community has accepted the different cultural proposals and artistic languages that had been new to them. 

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of persons forming part of the project.

Number of activities carried out.

Initiatives presented by local dwellers.

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Culture-based local development programme in Cuban municipalities

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Strengthen the capacities of municipal governments to enhance development through cultural resources.

Generate employment through the creation, production, distribution and access to cultural activities, goods and products.

Strengthen local identities and promote cultural diversity.

Stimulate citizen participation in cultural management processes.

Undertake sustainable cultural initiatives in the municipalities.

Generate economic income for cultural activity in municipalities.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Regional
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The programme builds capacities among local government officials and the system of institutions in the territory to manage cultural processes in the municipality. The territory’s cultural potential and its contribution to the development and generation of employment and financial gain at the local level are examined. The programme provides financial and methodological support for 14 projects and initiatives in 12 municipalities in 4 provinces in the country: Villa Clara, Camagüey, Holguín and Guantánamo. The programme promotes spaces for community participation and dialogue at the municipal and community levels.

The cultural perspective is added to municipal development strategies as a pivotal tool for sustainable development. The programme contributes to the methodological conception of cultural development programmes of the Ministry of Culture in each municipality where the programme interacts.

This programme is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Introduce the concept of culture as a driver for sustainable development at the local level. Communities have the capacity to manage projects and initiatives which generate resources for their sustainability.

Decentralise the processes for generating employment and financial gain, and promote the participation of civil society in decision-making and in the social transformation processes.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Provincial and municipal governments involved.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
UNEAC and CIERIC
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Biannual evaluations are made from the beginning (2013) to evaluate the implementation of the programme.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of jobs created disaggregated by gender

Economic income for cultural entrepreneurship

Degree of participation by age group

Access of the people in the municipality to the cultural activities, goods and services generated by the programme.

Quality and quantity of officials and groups trained in the sector.

❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Eco-Art, a path toward possible sustainability in the culture sector

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Contribute to show that culture covers all the process of human activity; that it expresses humanity’s degree of development and is able to create goods and services which result in the activation of the economy of human groups and territories; and is associated with the capacities, values and relations that improve the quality of life of human beings.  

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The project expresses the will of Cuban institutions to boost participative proposals which favour the capacity-building of cultural actors for their proactive contribution to the transformations and changes that take place in Cuban society, enhancing the role of culture and its possibilities to promote sustainable management focusing on the economic dimension.

For this purpose, it implements capacity-building processes, spaces for exchange, experiments with sustainability guidelines focusing on the economic dimension. The project is aimed at generating new models of sustainable development based on four cultural initiatives with consolidated results which provide points of reference and methodological guidelines that can be replicated in the country’s current context. It enables the dialogue of a wide range of actors and articulates their practices. It systematises the process visualising potentialities and obstacles, and uses audiovisual means to stimulate proactive participation. 

The four initiatives are:

  1. UNEAC silkscreen workshop coordinated by artist and Visual Arts President Lesbia Vent Dumois.
  2. Image III Project coordinated by visual artist Cecilio Avilé Montalbo.
  3. Yeti Artistic Community Project coordinated by visual artist Agustín Villafaña.
  4. , audiovisual production company of the Martin Luther King Memorial Centre.  
d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Economic management proposals have been made for the participating initiatives.

Artists and creators have been trained in the management of economically sustainable projects.

Increases artistic creation.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
CIERIC, UNEAC, Martin Luther King Memorial Centre
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
CIERIC, UNEAC, Martin Luther King Memorial Centre
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The Project has favoured the preparation of local cultural actors and their active role in the transformation of the community focusing on the role of culture.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of projects submitted

❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Third Meeting of Ministers of Culture of the Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • Promote the integration of the countries in the area
  • Elaborate strategies for cultural development in the region

Adopt the Cultural Action Plan for 2016-2020 (See Additional Annex 2.)

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Regional
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Exchange of experiences and good practices

The six projects adopted were noted and given follow-up: Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase; Caribbean Capacity-Building Programme (CCBP) Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean (ORCALC);  Virtual Museum of Latin America and the Caribbean; Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) (Haiti); CARICOM Children’s Website Project (Guyana); Portal of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean; MERCOSUR Cultural Information System (SICSUR) (Presidency  Cultural MERCOSUR

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Adoption of the 2016-2020 Cultural Action Plan.

Follow-up of ongoing projects.

Adoption of the creation of the Regional School of the Arts.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The Ministry of Culture covered the logistics of the event: facilities, personnel, technical services, printing, accreditation, decoration, gastronomy, accommodations, which amounted to CUC 54,489.45. UNESCO covered the travel expenses of the person heading the delegation of each country attending the event.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
UNEAC, AHS, Martin Luther King Memorial Centre, Pablo de la Torriente Brau Centre, Ludwig Foundation, New Latin America Cinema Foundation, Caguayo Foundation.
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Each country is evaluated. The case of Cuba has been evaluated and in view of the actions proposed under the Cultural Action Plan, the meeting From creation to consumption: Cultural development and entrepreneurship will take place in Havana from 6 to 8 September.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

N/A

❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Development of information contents and services through the implementation and hosting of portals and websites in the CUBARTE network

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

1.       Support the promotion and dissemination of information relative to different public institutions and the activity of artists and writers in different spheres of cultural life: arts education, community culture, visual arts, cinema, literature, music and heritage.

2.        Offer a wide range of cultural contents to the population and the world regarding the Cuban culture system.

Keep the network Directory of the main cultural sites updated. (See Additional Annex 3, Table 4.)

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The servers of our institution provide the service of hosting portals and websites belonging to the network of institutions attached to the Ministry of Culture, to writers and artists, as well as to NGOs such as the Hermanos Saíz Association, the Alejo Carpentier Foundation, the Nicolás Guillén Foundation and the Yoruba Cultural Association of Cuba, among others. Mention should be made of the CUBARTE Portal of Cuban Culture, available in three languages (Spanish, English and French), online for 15 years, which offers a digital news medium dedicated to promote what is happening in Cuban culture, not only from an artistic and literary standpoint, but also the transversal dimension of heritage.

Development of related websites and applications related to culture.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Place at the disposal of the national and international public, in three languages (Spanish, English and French) varied information on institutions, cultural expressions, artists, writers and the Cuban culture sector in general.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

An important part of the development and implementation process is carried out through the funds allocated by the Cuban State to the budget of the Centre of Informatics for Culture.  The rest is obtained through commercial management as a result of the development, implementation or hosting of websites for institutions or artists and writers

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation of Nature and Humanity , Fernando Ortiz Foundatio Alejo Carpentier Foundation
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 

Nicolás Guillén Foundation, Yoruba Cultural Association of Cuba (have developed their own websites and the CUBARTE Network implements and hosts its platforms).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Development of contents and information services through the distribution of specialised newsletters and the publication of information on the CUBARTE digital newspaper.

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

1.       Generate articles in three languages (Spanish, English and French) and disseminate information on the different spheres of cultural activity: arts education, community culture, visual arts, literature, music and heritage.

2.       Publish the magazine Lettres de Cuba, which basically reflects the links of our culture with the French-speaking world and refers to the life and works of intellectuals and artists from North America, Latin America, Europe, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, and the new generations of visual artists.

(See Additional Annex 3, Table 5.)

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The newsletter service ensures that all information on the cultural sphere reaches the most remote areas in the country and thousands of persons in the world.

The following publications are distributed mainly to CUBARTE users, as well as others: CUBARTE Cultural Newsletter, Por Cuba newsletter with information on national cultural activities, and Entorno newsletter, with information on international cultural activities.

In addition, several newsletters are sent in Spanish, English and French.

Information on current cultural news, written by outstanding national intellectuals, is made available in those three languages, and works from other news media linked to our editorial profile are also reproduced.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Maintain the most extensive dissemination possible of national and international cultural news.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Resources allocated by the Cuban State to the budget of the Centre of Informatics for Culture

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

It has allowed the access of different sectors of the population to updated cultural information. Likewise, it provides spaces for the promotion and dissemination of the institutional work and the creative initiative of artists and writers and their main achievements and results. Presence on the network of different thematic axes and of the NGOs working for culture.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of specialised newsletters created.

Amount of information published.

❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Development, implementation, hosting and maintenance of the Todo de Arte repository of digital resources

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

1.       Count with a unified centre of digital resources which can be autonomously used, from other informatics applications, and which can be the main repository of digital contents for the CUBARTE Portal of Cuban Culture.

2.       Count with a reusable platform for other projects of similar characteristics.

(See Additional Annex 3, Table 6.)

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Development, implementation, hosting and maintenance of the repository of digital resources related to the different spheres of culture, available since 2015, whose resources are offered with the possibility of autonomous consultation from other informatics applications and which additionally serve as support for the CUBARTE Portal of Cuban Culture and other spaces on the web.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Count with a repository in the national network and in the CUBARTE network which acts as a unified centre of digital resources for culture.

Count with a downloading platform of digital resources related to the cultural sphere.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE, other cultural institutions which supply contents.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Development carried out based on the resources allocated by the Cuban State to the budget of the institution.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Creation of e-commerce payment gateways for cultural activities, goods and services in institutions linked to the Ministry of Culture

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Digital promotion and marketing of the sector’s cultural offer.

Facilitate online shopping of cultural goods and services for Cuban and foreign buyers.

Increase in the marketing of cultural activities, goods and services.

Greater outreach and visibility on a global scale of cultural activities, goods and services.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Digitally promotes and markets the sector’s cultural offer.

Facilitates online shopping of cultural goods and services for Cuban and foreign buyers.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Increase in visits to the pages being marketed

Growth of purchases made.

Inclusion of the national public in the purchases.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Artex S.A.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Online shopping of cultural goods and services, both for Cuban and foreign buyers, was facilitated. There was an increase in the outreach and visibility of cultural activities, goods and services on a global scale.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Control of the marketing of cultural goods and services, comparative statement of current and prior stages. 

❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Increase in the connectivity and number of users in cultural institutions and directly among artists and writers through the culture network – CUBARTE Network

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  1. Extend the structure of the connectivity and services offered to cultural institutions, artists and writers to all the municipalities in the country.
  2. Establish the infrastructure required to improve the access of institutions, artists and writers to different contents through the CUBARTE network.

Ensure the creation of at least one means for creators to not only to access contents, but also publish contents on the network. (See Additional Annex 3, Table 1.)

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Promotes the access, through the CUBARTE network, of different cultural institutions, national centres, institutes and other centres, workers of cultural institutions, writers and artists as outstanding figures of our culture. This is of particular importance for persons who live in isolated or remote areas, since only a telephone line is needed to gain access to this service. Connectivity to the network is offered mainly through dial-up connection or through ADSL.  In the case of institutions, it is mostly provided through ADSL, or through an optical fibre connection, with a greater bandwidth.      

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

  Ensure the access of an important part of the personnel engaged in different spheres of culture to the services and contents of national and international networks. Secure a channel which will enable addressees to promote their cultural production.   

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture. Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The network is developed with resources allocated by the Cuban state to the Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE.

The cost of the services offered is financed partly by CUBARTE’s own budget and partly by institutions and outstanding figures. 

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
UNEAC and the Hermanos Saíz Association AHS
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

It has not been evaluated. The knowledge of network access is still insufficient.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of users and institutions connected per year and bandwidth used.

❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Development of contents through the production of multimedia materials and other audiovisuals (produced by Ediciones CUBARTE)

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  1. Elaborate materials of a biographical nature (on cultural figures and institutions).
  2. Recover in digital format journals and collections that are now unavailable, though a facsimile edition, when the original documents cannot be accessed either because they are inexistent or seriously deteriorated.
  3. Design a line of multimedia products based with a cultural outlook, for children, of an eminently educational nature.
  4. Extend to the entire population through multimedia and audiovisual productions the localisation of contents with heritage value (ranging from specific publications to longstanding community events).
  5. Rescue the historical memory of our country adopting a cultural approach.

(See Additional Annex 3, Table 3.)

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Ensures the production and dissemination of multimedia materials and audiovisuals which recover publications, events, locations, collections and other aspects, related mainly to heritage, without being restricted only to them.

A considerable amount of the productions part from a process of digitising, cleaning and indexing analogical contents from different sources in order to make the digital product.     

The measure counts with the participation of institutions with an important cultural heritage, such as the José Martí National Library, the Museum of Music, the EGREM record company, among others.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Dissemination through digital products dealing with heritage contents, biographies (on outstanding figures and institutions), history, as well as others specifically designed for children, as a means to diversify production with a cultural outlook promoting the recovery of values among the entire population.

Availability of a wide range of magazines, collections and other materials which cannot be accessed through any other means.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

It is developed through funds allocated by the State to the budget of the Centre of Informatics for Culture. Part of those resources is reimbursed through the commercial sale of productions.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
UNEAC,AHS
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Cultural news programme on Cuban television

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Report on and promote important events in national culture.

Count with a space for debate on artistic and cultural themes.

Raise public awareness of new cultural expressions.

Create new publics.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Daily 30-minute news programme on cultural topics. Includes spaces for interviews, opinions and artistic promotion. On the air at 6:30 p.m. and broadcast again on another channel at 8:30 p.m.

First aired on 7 April 2014. Inter-institutional synergies (public sector and civil society; the Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets (FCBC) helps with the wardrobe and other accessories; RTV Comercial designed the furniture and the equipment appearing on stage). 

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Greater amount of information reaching the public.

Larger TV audience.

Greater presence of the general public in cultural events and activities throughout the country. 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Cuban Radio and Television Institute (ICRT)
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
UNEAC, AHS
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The technical team conducts monthly TV rating studies. It has been evaluated through three diploma theses presented in the School of Journalism and Social Communication

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

TV ratings

❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Development, implementation and maintenance of the website for the collaborative cultural newsletter La Papeleta

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Promote cultural programming from all over the country, with the possibility of dividing it according to territory, cultural expression, the public’s age group.

Enable institutions and artists themselves to feed the information on cultural programming and update it through sources close to the cultural event.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

It consists in the web application that secures the promotion of daily cultural programming with the possibility of collaborative work. It adds other information means such as the distribution of the newsletter through the network and Short Message Service (SMS) for mobile phones.

It foresees the development of an application to provide support for mobiles from the website itself.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Place the cultural programming within reach of the public as immediately as possible.

Provide tourists with information on cultural programming through the INFOTUR communication system of the Ministry of Tourism.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture; Centre of Informatics for Culture; INFOTUR
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The website is developed with resources allocated by the Cuban State in the budget of the institution.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

 

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The promotion of cultural programming has increased throughout the country, with the possibility of dividing it according to territory, cultural expression, and the public’s age group.

In addition, cultural institutions and artists provided information for the cultural programming and updated it through sources closer to the cultural event.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Webpage update

Access to webpage by the population

❭ CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY

Gender Equity Programme with a National Incidence

Context of the measure: 
CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • Socialise audiovisual works by Cuban producers favouring gender equity and focusing on social activism.
  • Promote the interaction and exchange of ideas and feelings among professionals in favour of creating a harmony that will benefit a culture of peace and sustainable human development.
  • Convene representatives of Cuba’s social, cultural and economic life in favour of “Peace Actions”.

Disseminate in the development of the collective consciousness the concept of human diversity, based on the Pedagogy of Peace which promotes a culture of peace.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The work of the programme is represented by the Palomas Project, in addition to other institutions. It addresses different themes, where generations and artistic trends fuse based on a gender approach: gender – climate change – good living. Sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS, prevention of different types of addiction.  The integration of persons with different capacities, support for those who suffer social exclusion. Priority given to audiovisual materials and workshops for women and men who have survived different forms of violence. Attention to male offenders. Sexuality, sexual and reproductive rights. Human rights. Gender equity. Adults, children, adolescents and youth.

The dissemination of these themes takes place through traditional and alternative media, in order to prevent, form, disseminate, sensitise, promote and reproduce good practices, among other actions, in favour of good living and respect for Mother Earth. 

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 
  • Contribute to reduce the existence of harmful social phenomena based on violence and exclusion, which marginalise and affect social development and gender equity today in Cuba.
  • Promote the quality and excellence of audiovisual materials as a contribution of culture to social development and gender equity at the national and international levels.

Influence policies, legal regulations and social research which favour and assist the more vulnerable and underprivileged populations and communities.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
SDC and OXFAM, through the Palomas Project, the Audiovisual Production Company for Social Activism.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Human and economic capital required for its implementation.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Swiss Embassy, Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (OXFAM)
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 
Name: 
European Union, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 
Name: 
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) , UNICEF, CIERIC, Cuba Sí Solidarity Group of the German Socialist Party
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 
Name: 
CIPC Panama, BIOCOLOMBIA.SA, Embassy of the United Kingdom, AECID and Ellas Crean of the Spanish Embassy
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 
Name: 
Canada-Cuba Local Initiatives Fund of the Canadian Embassy, Spanish Cultural Centre of the Dominican Republic and Florida, U.S., among other organisations
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 
Name: 
Production of audiovisuals in support of their social works
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Production of over 20 audiovisuals from 2012 to 2016.

Workshops, presentations on radio, TV and cinema halls, lectures, master classes, tutorship and collaboration in sociocultural studies at universities, Centres for Social, Psychological, Communicative, Anthropological, Philosophical and Cultural Research.

Collaboration in campaigns and programmes linked to other institutions and non-governmental organisations in their social work. Creation of the Chair of Gender and Audiovisuals at the International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Academic implications and practice of producers and other professionals in promoting and creating the project.

Use of public media spaces with high national TV ratings for calls and the projection of documentaries

❭ YOUTH

Hermanos Saíz Association artistic creation grants for young artists and writers

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Stimulate artistic and literary creation among youth

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Annual calls are launched for the following grants:

·         Frenesis, to stimulate the writing of novels

·         La Noche, to promote the creation of works for children and youth

·         Milanés, an incentive for creation in the performing arts

·         Chicuelo, for writing documentary film scripts

·         Ignacio Villa, for music composition.

·         Ernesto Che Guevara’s Thought

·         Juan Francisco Elso Creation Visual Arts Grant

·         Juan Francisco Elso Research Grant

·         Antonia Eiriz Creation Grant

·         The Kingdom of This World Artistic and Research Grant

·         Rita Longa, for sculpture.

Juries are constituted by outstanding artists and young talents of renown. (See Additional Annex 4.)

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Recognition of young talents and dissemination of their work.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Hermanos Saíz Association
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Each winner receives a monthly payment of 600.00 CUPs . In the case of the Antonia Eiriz Creation Grant and the Juan Francisco Elso Visual Arts Grant, the winner receives 1,000.00 CUCs.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

These grants have benefited talented youth regardless of their social standing and professional training, by enabling them to develop and gain access to creative circles and visualizing their work and its results. They have contributed to the participation and insertion of these actions in the country’s cultural life and social transformation processes.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of grants awarded

Insertion of benefited youths in social projects.

Artistic development reached by benefited youths

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Preparation of young art instructors as members of a talent pool for institutions of the Ministry of Culture.

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Develop competencies required for executive tasks in the culture sector and in others linked to the nation’s cultural development within the framework of the process of updating the country’s economic model.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Implementation of graduate training in the management of cultural processes by the National Training Centre for Culture in coordination with the Department of the Ministry of Culture.

Contribution to the training of representatives from the different areas of the institutional system of culture.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Benefit art instructors in their preparation as members of the reserve of cadres in the sphere of culture throughout the country.

Incentivise the development of community and/or institutional projects linked to cultural development.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
National Council of Houses of Culture, Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

A total of 67 art instructors from all the provinces in the country and the special municipality of the Isle of Youth have been benefited in their preparation as members of the cadres reserve of the Ministry of Culture.

12 out of the total number of youth who were prepared carry out executive functions in institutions of the culture sector and 23 of them have worked as art instructors in the Corazón Adentro Culture Mission in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Increase in the number of amateur artists.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

The main indicators to determine impact are the number of youth carrying out executive functions and the number of those who have participated at different levels in the Corazón Adentro Culture Mission.

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Expansion of capacities to access contents and navigate in the country’s public library system and navigation halls of the Hermanos Saíz Association.

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

1.    Progressively improve the connection of the public library system to the national network and Internet through the CUBARTE network.

2.    Improve the access of public libraries to local digital contents by providing them with informatics equipment for this purpose.

Progressively improve the capacity of the navigation halls in NGOs. (See Additional Annex 3, Table 2.)

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

1.       It is a project characterised by its continuity, which consists in distributing and updating the informatics equipment in public libraries, which includes the National Library, and provincial and municipal libraries. They are all already connected to the CUBARTE network.

2.  Likewise, the equipment in the navigation halls of the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS) has progressively improved.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Improve access to contents both through the navigation of the network and the digital contents of the public library system, as well as the navigation halls of the AHS.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture; Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Resources allocated by the Cuban State in the budget of the institution and income for the purchase of equipment, only in CUPs.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The connection of the public library system with the national network and Internet improved.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Connection availability in public libraries.

Quality of the connection.

Number of users.

Name of the designated official signing the report
Title:
Mr
Family Name:
Rojas Gutiérrez
First Name:
Fernando
Position:
Deputy Minister of Culture
Organization:
Ministry of Culture
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Improvement in the university education of artists and creators

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Update the curricula of the University of the Arts and open new specialties.

Expand the postgraduate education, master’s and doctoral programmes in Arts Sciences.

Facilitate the enrolment in the University of the Arts of talents from all over the country.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Opens new career profiles and curricula at the University of the Arts.

Develops new options in postgraduate education, master’s and doctoral programmes in arts education.

Facilitates the enrolment at the University of the Arts of artistic talents from all over the country.

During the quadrennium, the enrolment of students from the capital was no more than 47% or 48% of those who came from the rest of the country.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

An increase in the options offered through university arts education, and the adaptation of this education to address the needs of the country’s development in this sphere.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
University of the Arts
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Decree-Law 312 on special social security scheme for creators and technical artists

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  1. Extend the implementation of the Decree to include designers, artisans, artists and creators (in other words, besides visual artists)
  2. Ensure the financial gain of artistic creators resulting from the marketing of their products and services.
  3. Establish tax obligations and ensure the social security of creators.
  4. Improve and adapt current regulations relative to the protection of the social security of persons in this sector.

Extend the coverage of the special social security scheme contained in Decree-Law No. 270 “On the Social Security of Creators of Visual, Applied, Musical, Literary and Audiovisual Arts and on the Special Protection of Salaried Workers in the Arts Sector”, of 8 January 2010. 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

It is a measure of the Council of State with a national scope. It is implemented in all institutions attached to the Ministry of Culture whose social purpose is to manage the special scheme of creators and artists. These institutions cover the entire process of creating, producing and marketing cultural goods, products and activities in the different sectors of creative industries: books, cinema, performing arts, visual arts, design, museums and research, houses of culture, video games, etc.

The special social security scheme for creators and artists protects the creators of visual, applied, musical, literary and audiovisual arts, including writers, playwrights, scriptwriters, as well as the support staff, not contemplated in the social security general scheme or any other special scheme. In other words, creators, artists and support staff who are represented by entities and institutions authorised before natural and legal persons that make use of their services. Its benefits also include technical workers and members of the support staff associated with them, that is, artists and support staff, who receive personal income in any type of currency, both in Cuba and abroad.           

The registration of the artist and support staff in the Taxpayers Registry of the National Internal Revenue Office (ONAT) for their contribution to social security is compulsory. It is tantamount to their entrance in this special social security scheme. It grants the right to a length-of-service pension to artists who, regardless of their work status, carry out certain artistic activities for which specific physical and intellectual conditions are required. If offers protection against old age, full disability, be it temporary or permanent, maternity, and, in the case of death, it protects the family. 

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

All artists in the disciplines currently protected by law benefit from this special scheme.

The State receives greater income from the artists’ activity.

The situation of creators and artists improves when they market their products, since their activity is officially recognised by social security and they can benefit from the pension system.   

Income tax revenues increase.

More creators form part of the state social security system.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Ministry of Culture and its system of cultural institutions.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The special scheme is financed with the contribution of members (creators, artists and support staff), and of the entities marketing their works, or authorised entities and institutions representing them, as the case may be. If need be, the State provides the financial resources needed to ensure the income and expenditure balance of the special scheme. Each member contributes 8% of the monthly contribution established within a scale of 350 to 2,000 pesos. Marketing entities and those representing them contribute 12%.    

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Civil society demands that governmental entities comply with the decree.
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 

The Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), for example, is the guarantor of compliance with the decree before creators belonging to the organisation.

Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS)

Cuban Association of Social Communicators (ACCS)

Cuban Association of Artisans Artists (ACAA)

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Transformation of buildings in cultural centres with programming dedicated to different artistic genres

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Extend the network of public service facilities for the enjoyment of music, the performing arts, visual arts and literature. 

de la música, el teatro, las artes plásticas y la literatura.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Ten institutions originally conceived for other purposes, were adapted and transformed. The corresponding legislative measures taken in each case so that these sites could become cultural facilities at the service of the public, completely renovated and provided with the technology and conditions required.  

The total capacity of all these facilities, which opened their doors between 2012 and 2013, is 20,000 persons per activity, including in this figure the services that some of them provide in other places in the country.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

An important increase in the cultural offer provided in the capital of the country among prioritised sectors of its cultural life is expected, and has already been achieved. A significant participation in cultural life has also been achieved. 

 

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, National Council for the Performing Arts, Cuban Institute of Music, Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets, Ibero-American Centre of the Décima and Improvised Verse, Onelio Jorge Cardoso Centre and Agency for Artistic and Literary Promotions.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Information not available (N/A)

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Ten institutions were transformed and adapted so that they could become cultural facilities at the service of the public, completely refurbished and equipped with the technology and conditions required, with a total capacity of 20,000 persons per activity as of 2012 and 2013, including in this figure the services that some of them provide elsewhere in the country.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

The evaluation was made at the national level taking into account local and regional characteristics.

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Institutional improvement to achieve a greater presence of the diversity of cultural expressions in Cuba and the rest of the world so that greater attention may be given to creators involved in the implementation of this measure.

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Create institutions and mechanisms to diversify the cultural offer, carefully examine the results, improve the artists’ qualifications and create better working conditions.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
regulatory
financial
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Parting from this measure, three institutions were created, a work group for the institutional upgrading of Cuban cinema was constituted, a research strategy was implemented for the institution, and four regulations were adopted to create better working conditions for artists and promoters.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

 

Based on this research, the needs for the development of creation, heritage and education have been determined for the current period.

The hiring of performing arts and music artists has improved, and as a result they are better paid for the amount and quality of their presentations.

New institutions for the teaching and promotion of literature have been constituted.

The needs for training artists during the current period were specified.

The integration of entities belonging to the Public Library System was improved.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Institutes and Councils: Cuban Institute of Music (ICM), Cuban Book Institute (ICL), National Council for the Performing Arts (CNAE), Cuban Institute of Cinema Art and Industry (ICAIC).
Juan Marinello Cuban Institute for Cultural Research (ICIC), University of the Arts (ISA), José Martí National Library, National Centre of Arts Schools (CNEART).
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS) National Union of Workers of Culture
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The progress made in institutional improvement has been evaluated and there has been an increase in the diversity of cultural expressions, both in Cuba and abroad.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Statistical information; enrolment rate in education; income levels achieved; categorisation of researchers; ongoing research projects; library services

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Approval of financial resources for individual and collective projects of writers and artists.

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Create the necessary conditions so that through different funding sources (state budget, profits from culture companies, donations from natural and legal persons, both Cuban and foreign) financial resources may be directly allocated to artists and writers for the implementation of their own projects. Arrange for artists and writers to receive them as tax-exempt deliveries.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
legislative
regulatory
financial
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Once institutions have received the financial resources from all the aforementioned sources, artists will receive the resources requested for the presentation of their projects through bank transfers to their personal accounts, thereby creating better working conditions for artists and promoters.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Diversification of productions and services provided by creators.

Increase in the goods and serves offered by the company.

Improvement in the economic results and financial gain of creators.

Increase and better use of the potential capacities of creators in the production of goods and services marketed by the company.  

Improvement in the institutional support of creators.

Increase in the creation, production and distribution processes of the diverse expressions of visual and applied arts.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Institutes and councils of the Ministry of Culture, Cuban Radio and Television Institute (ICRT).
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
UNEAC, AHS
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Recognition of the contributions to Cuban culture made by international figures of the arts, literature and the humanities who have promoted in Cuba the creation of their country and the world.

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Acknowledge the artistic quality and contributions of the honourees and encourage them to continue their support.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Awards conferred by the Cuban State to important figures of international art and literature.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Stimulate and maintain the relationship established.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
UNEAC, AHS, ACCS, ACAA
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

This measure has raised awareness within the national context of the work and activities of artists and writers regarding their contribution to Cuban culture, making it possible to acknowledge their efforts and social contribution.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of outstanding figures in the fields of art, literature and the humanities who have been awarded

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Development of collaboration with other countries to achieve the presence of their cultural expressions in Cuba, the presence of Cuban culture overseas and support for the training of youth from abroad, especially from developing countries, in Cuba.

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Enhance the knowledge of Cuban art and culture abroad, and the knowledge of the art and culture of other countries in Cuba. Collaborate in the artistic training of youth from other countries, particularly from developing countries.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

It involves the participation of Cuban artists and writers in artistic presentations abroad, as well as the participation of their counterparts from abroad in artistic presentations in Cuba. Also included is the possibility of having these counterparts study different modalities at Cuba’s arts schools.   

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Enhance the knowledge of Cuban art and culture abroad, as well as the art and culture of the world in Cuba. Collaborate in the artistic training of youth from other countries, particularly those from developing countries.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture (MINCULT), Cuban Institute of Music (ICM), Cuban Book Institute (ICL), National Council for the Performing Arts (CNAE), National Council for Plastic Arts (CNAP), , Cuban Institute of Cinema Art and Industry (ICAIC)
Juan Marinello Cuban Institute for Cultural Research, University of the Arts (ISA), Agency for Artistic and Literary Promotions (ARTEX), National Centre of Arts Schools (CNEART).
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The participation of Cuban artists and writers in artistic presentations abroad and that of their counterparts in Cuba has grown. There has also been an increase in the studies offered by Cuba in the different modalities available in its arts schools through self-financed comprehensive training courses, as well as courses in different specialties of artistic expression.    

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Enrolment rate in arts schools.

Data on the exchange of artistic delegations, namely delegations from Cuba performing abroad, and delegations from abroad performing in Cuba.

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Modification of the regulations on the import of raw materials, materials and equipment for the production of cultural goods and services.

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Expand the import capacity of the cultural sector.

Stimulate artistic production.

Promote the production and marketing of cultural goods and services made in Cuba.

Offer a greater variety and improve the quality of the artistic products on the domestic market.

Provide artists with greater artistic possibilities.

Regulate the import system of raw materials. 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Modifies the import scheme of institutions.

Increases the nomenclatures and the responsibility of covering the needs of the cultural sector.

Extends to designers and artistic projects the possibility of importing raw materials, materials and equipment for the production of cultural goods and services.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Sustained increase in the import of raw materials.

A 20% increase in the variety of products on the market.

Ensures investment in prioritised cultural institutions.

Replaces industrial imports from abroad with local artisanal productions.

Improves the artists’ income.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
The cultural institutions working on artistic creation in any of its cultural expressions.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Given the existing international political and economic circumstances, the factors that can affect our objectives are being evaluated in order to offset their effects. As a result, the import capacity of creators and artists has been expanded and marketing opportunities have been identified.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Import figures.

In 2015 approximately 294 imports were made by independent artists and creators totalling US$ 6,104, 581.82.

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2012-2020 Investment Plan of the Ministry of Culture

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Repair, restore and rehabilitate establishments belonging to the cultural sector.

Improve the working and production conditions of creators in the sphere of the distribution and marketing of the cultural product.

Improve the image of the commercial establishments.

Improve the satisfaction of creators and achieve a greater affluence of clients.

Improve the technological and physical infrastructure for cultural management.

Improve the cultural offer.

Increase the quality and diversity of the cultural offer.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Repair, modernisation and/or restoration of different cultural institutions: Grand Theatre of Havana; Línea y 18 Cultural Centre; cultural centres; houses of culture; Amadeo Roldán Theatre; University of the Arts; Carlos Acosta Dance cultural project; Hemingway Museum; the rehabilitation of museums; Museum of Music; stores and workshops of the Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets; Casa de las Américas; arts education facilities.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Improvement in the technological and physical infrastructure for cultural management.

Improvement in the cultural offer.

Greater quality and diversity in the cultural offer.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Technical-Material Base and Investments Department of the Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

94,500.00 CUC

30 million CUP

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

In addition to evaluations and onsite monitoring, at the end of each year the Department of the Ministry of Culture elaborates an annual report where the results achieved throughout the year are examined. At the end of 2015 the repair, adaptation and/or remodelling of 102 cultural institutions and centres throughout the country had been completed, allowing a notable increase in the possibility of persons from different social sectors and age groups to access quality cultural programming that meets their expectations and needs, thereby ensuring the enjoyment and spiritual enrichment of people from all over the country, including those living in remote locations in sparsely populated areas.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Economic and social indicators.

Cultural statistics with the amount of cultural centres and institutions, registry of activities held as part of the cultural programming, level of participation among the population.

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Restructuring of the Network of Professional Arts Education Centres

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Establish a new organisational structure for arts education and improve procedures and development programmes for arts specialties, including the visual arts and the performing arts.

Regionalise artistic-pedagogical training for those specialties where it is feasible.

Adapt the general education curricula at the professional intermediate level of the arts to give graduates the possibility to continue their studies in other specialties of higher education.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Improves artistic training.

Allows for the enrolment of a greater number of students

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Higher enrolment of students in arts schools.  

Adjustment of enrolment figures to the training needs of the territories.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
National Centre for Arts Education (CNEART) Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Caribbean and Central American meeting in the framework of the IATA International Festival Cuba 2016

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Restructuring of the geographic area

Elaboration of work strategies to be followed in the next four years  

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Regional
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The event, which included a meeting and a group of collateral theatre presentations, counted with the

presence of 14 representatives of the International Amateur Theatre Association (IATA) from Latin

America and three theatre groups from Argentina, Honduras and Cuba. This space showed the

diversity of cultural expressions and the creative dynamics of the different countries where

the theatre is becoming a means to express the social and cultural phenomena of each region.

It was held in Havana from 11 to 13 March.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Election of the area representative (Cuba was elected) before the international organisation.

Reunification of the area to improve work processes and decision-making.

Update of the strategy and annual Work Plan.

Participation of the President of IATA International

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
National Council of Houses of Culture (CNCC) and Ministry of Culture.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Cuba shouldered the accommodation costs of all participants, both national and international.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

It was considered to be a positive undertaking since the Central American and Caribbean areas were strengthened. It was restructured and chosen as the venue for the next meeting. It was deemed convenient and pertinent to repeat the experience.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Strategy and Work Plan defined. Diversity of cultural expressions and creative dynamics.

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Arts University Network (RUA)

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Create an international network of universities aimed at building paradigms which will recognise and value the specificity of artistic creation, its linkage with university professional training in the arts and its role in knowledge formation.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Three projects are developed: two research projects, namely curricular design in arts education, and quality and accreditation in university training in the arts; and a third project aimed at creating a network of arts libraries.

 RUA has a governing board elected by the members of the Network and it is constituted by representatives designated and ratified by the presidency of the Network.  

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Increase in the academic cooperation between participating institutions.

Development of actions aimed at improving the preparation of the teaching staff.

Exchange of information to update the library funds and donation of editorial funds to enrich library holdings in academic institutions belonging to the network.

Increase in the mobility of students and teachers between participating institutions.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
University of the Arts
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The programme does not operate with additional financial resources.  It works with the budgeted resources of each institution that is a member of the network.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

An international network of universities was created to build paradigms with sufficient capacity and scope to evaluate the specificity of artistic creation, its linkage with university professional training in the arts and its role in knowledge formation. Three projects are undertaken, two relative to research, namely curricular design in the arts, and quality and accreditation in university training in the arts, and a third project aimed at forming a network of arts libraries.  

The RUA has a governing board elected by the members of the Network and constituted by representatives from nine universities. The University of the Arts has been designated and ratified in the presidency of the Network.  

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Projects submitted, actions designed, exchange actions carried out.

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International Agreement between the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and the University of the Arts

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Promotion of symphonic music and support for the training of Cuban musicians.

Promote a greater access of the Cuban public to symphonic music.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Creation of the Mozarteum of Havana.

Expansion of the repertoire of the University of the Arts (ISA) Symphonic Orchestra and its participation in the 2014 International Mozart Festival in Salzburg, Austria.

Participation of students in summer courses at the University of Salzburg

Periodic presence of professors from abroad in Cuba invited by the Mozarteum Foundation.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Preparation of Cuban teachers, orchestra conductors and musicians.

Strengthening of training processes in symphonic music.

Presentation of national and international concerts with the participation of the University of the Arts Symphonic Orchestra.

Increase in the options of symphonic music for the Cuban public.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
University of the Arts
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The University of the Arts has operated within its budget and Vienna has offered financing from EU cooperation funds.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

With this measure, Cuban teachers, orchestra conductors and musicians have been prepared, and as a result symphonic music training processes have been strengthened. In addition, national and international concerts have been presented, where the University of the Arts Symphonic Orchestra has performed. Options of international symphonic music have been given to the Cuban public. Likewise this Agreement has allowed the presence of Cuban symphonic music in Austria, as well as the presence of artists and specialists from Austria in our country.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Actions carried out to promote symphonic music.

Actions carried out in favour of the formation of Cuban musicians.

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Workshop on the evaluation of cultural projects developed by the National Centre of Training for Cultural Development and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Contribute to develop the teaching competencies of the capacity-building system of the Ministry of Culture and the social actors engaged in cultural development strategies.

Facilitate spaces for the exchange of experiences and capacity-building in cultural project management.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Cycle of workshops on the management of cultural projects, organised by the Coordination Centre for International Collaboration on Culture and the National Training Centre for Culture, in coordination with the Cultural Office of the Spanish Embassy in Cuba.

Participation of teachers in the Provincial Training Centres for Culture in every province and the special municipality of the Isle of Youth.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Preparation of teachers in the evaluation of cultural projects.

Capacity-building of 4,000 social actors engaged in cultural development strategies.

Support for the Training of Trainers project of the Corazón Adentro Culture Mission programme in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

In the 2013-2015 period three workshops were conducted in all Cuban provinces. Ten professionals trained in these workshops contributed with their knowledge to the Training of Trainers project in 8 states in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Coordination Centre for International Cooperation on Culture National Training Centre for Culture,Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

These spaces for exchange have promoted and strengthened the expertise of our specialists in the management of cultural projects, enabling them to receive additional practice and know-how in this field and convey the experience and accumulated knowledge acquired in this exercise in our country.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Capacity-building actions carried out for social actors, coordination activities for collaboration between both entities.

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Rehabilitation of the Miramar cinema-theatre as a socio-cultural space

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Contribute to the socio-cultural dynamics of Playa Municipality through the recovery of the Miramar cinema.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Insertion of the Miramar cinema in its social environment

Promotion of the best artistic talent through the presentation of different expressions.

Encourage the exchange between artists and the public with proposals which meet the needs and interests of the population in the area.

Promote courses and workshops on aspects relative to arts education in order to develop a comprehensive general culture in the public.

Recover the heritage of the Miramar cinema.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Benefit arts schools, artists and the population in general.

A programming that includes ample and wide-ranging artistic presentations of prestigious theatre and dance companies from Cuba and abroad.

Annual student graduation of the national arts schools and the University of the Arts.

Special programming for the children in the community which includes all artistic expressions during the Summer Vacation Plan which is organised every year.

Venue for film and visual arts festivals and concerts of renowned musicians.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
National School of Art, National Centre for Arts Education
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

556, 700 CUC

1,233,300 CUP

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

A building which had been closed for many years was recovered.

It was observed that the Miramar cinema is a project that combines the objectives of cultural promotion and outreach with those of socio-cultural animation, popular education and arts education. 

It has favoured the artistic training and promotion of young talents, fostered the stability of a public that receives quality cultural options, and contributed to the spiritual enjoyment and the use of leisure time in a cultured manner.

It was seen that its cultural outreach met community interests and needs.

It has become an ideal venue for courses and national and international events with the presence of outstanding cultural figures.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Artistic presentations made, activities carried out to promote artistic talent, courses and workshops given.

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Sparring partner professional capacity-building project for video producers on the ability to promote and finance their own projects

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Support the audiovisual production of young artists.

Promote audiovisual production.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

This Project subsidised 6 initiatives which formed part of an exchange project with artists from the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Six documentaries were produced and screened in the main spaces for the presentation of audiovisuals in the country, as well as in festivals in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Italy and the United States.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
GVC Onlus, Hermanos Saíz Association
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Support for the development of universities of the arts in countries of Africa and Latin America

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Contribute to the development of university of the arts education in developing countries.

 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Expert advice on the design of plans and curriculum for university arts education.

Cooperation of Cuban teachers in operating these universities.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Development of the universities of the arts in Venezuela and Ecuador and of Higher Institutes of Art in Angola and Mozambique

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
University of the Arts
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The presence of Cuban teachers and specialists in those countries has made it possible to convey Cuba’s experience in arts education and contribute to the elaboration of a development strategy and design in those countries, as well as the training of multipliers who will sustain it in the future, in addition to what it has meant in terms of the professional training of youth and the improvement of their professional profile.    

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of teachers offering their service.

Number of graduates.

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Corazón Adentro Culture Mission

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • Contribute with technical-methodological assessment, training included, to the work carried out by the different social actors engaged in the socio-cultural development strategies of the nation, in correspondence with the 2013-2019 Government Programme of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, focusing on those linked to the communities living in extreme poverty and the social programmes relative to cultural work.
  • Conduct training actions which will ensure processes of appreciation and creation on the part of citizens, through different artistic expressions, literature and cinema.
  • Create and promote cultural actions, in institutions and communities, through artistic-literary expressions and community cinema with the different age groups, thereby contributing to strengthen the identity values of Venezuela, Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Enhance the knowledge, practice and safeguarding of popular cultures as a tool for cultural democratisation and the exercise of sovereignty.
  • Diversify cultural actions in local and regional spaces which increase the cultural outreach and impact of the Mission in close coordination with Venezuelan agencies, organisations and institutions.

Stimulate the participation of the population in the community’s cultural life as a means to transform their attitudes, behaviour, and lifestyles.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The Misión Cultura project responds to the identified and recognised need to develop methodological-technical assessment for the training conducted by different social actors committed to the sociocultural development strategies and the need to revitalise the nation’s cultural processes. The presence of the Corazón Adentro Culture Mission in the 24 states of the country has been achieved through different modalities of cultural work, in coordination with the different social actors who participate in the processes of change taking place in art and culture. It is centred on developing the training of animators, directors, facilitators, work groups, social networks, culture exponents and spokespersons of the communal councils, culture committees, communes, and other social actors.  

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 
  • Diversify training modalities for social actors participating in the sociocultural transformation strategies.
  • Presence of the Corazón Adentro Culture Mission in the 24 states of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela through essential processes, namely, Community Training, Training of Trainers and Knowledge Exchange, focusing on areas of extreme poverty.
  • Deepen and safeguard the identity contents relative to expressions of Venezuela’s traditional popular culture.
  • Increase community participation in the integrated management of cultural processes, in particular, those dealing with the appreciation-creation of different artistic expressions, literature and cinema.
  • Transform, through cultural processes, the attitudes, ways and lifestyles of citizens living in areas of extreme poverty and new urbanisations.
  • Foster the citizens’ conscious participation in the cultural life of the nation, estates, municipalities, parishes and communities.

Change the different social actors participating in the nation’s cultural transformation strategies into leading players of the change through their social commitment.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Agencia D´Arte (Artex S.A), Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The transformation of the citizens’ attitudes, behaviour , ways and lifestyles

was evaluated through cultural work. Active participation of citizens in the nation’s cultural life as a means to strengthen the nation’s identity values.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of persons participating in the activities of the mission.

Emergence of some social transformation variables.

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Capacity-building programme for integrated development actors

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • Update the inventory and characterise the sociocultural projects which can revitalise the local development processes in the country.
  • Update the identification of the capacity-building needs of local development actors who work as managers of socio-cultural projects.
  • Systematise the information obtained for its use in designing programmes for the comprehensive preparation of local development actors who promote, from sociocultural projects, the prosperity of territories where they carry out their work.

Programme for the comprehensive preparation of local development actors who promote, from social projects, the prosperity of the territories where they work.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The project meets the need to update information on the characteristics of sociocultural projects that revitalise the local development processes in the country in order to diagnose the training needs of its leading figures and propose a comprehensive capacity-building programme for them which will promote the qualification of their performance and the achievement of the expected transformations in the country’s cultural reality.

The above constitutes an unprecedented attempt whose importance lies in the fact that it will enable the Ministry of Culture, in coordination with its institutions and organisations, to make a greater contribution to the country’s development through the impact of sociocultural projects on the prosperity of municipalities and provinces.  

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 
  1. The inventory and characterisation of sociocultural projects which revitalise the country’s local development processes is updated.
  2. The identification of the capacity-building needs diagnosed in local development actors who work as managers of sociocultural projects is updated.
  3. The information obtained is systematised.

A programme for the comprehensive preparation of local development actors who promote, through sociocultural projects, the prosperity of the territories where they work is designed.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
National Training Centre for Culture Juan Marinello Cuban Institute for Cultural Research
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The inventory and characterisation of the sociocultural projects was updated, concluding the work of revitalising the development processes nationwide. Likewise, the capacity-building needs were updated, the information obtained was systematised, and a programme was designed for the comprehensive preparation of local development actors who promote, through sociocultural projects, the prosperity of the territories where they work. 

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Projects constituted.

Capacity-building workshops held.

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La Casa de la Guayabera sociocultural project, a local municipal development initiative in Sancti Spíritus

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Develop sociocultural activities in the community with children, youth and adults.

Creation, design, production and marketing of the traditional Cuban guayabera.

Promote exchange on themes linked to social and sustainable development.

Development of annual theoretical events on culture and local sustainable development.

Stimulate marketing through self-employment and artists and artisans of the Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets (FCBC).

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The project falls within the framework of the resolution of the Ministry of the Economy and Planning to support municipal local-development initiatives which generate income, substitute imports and create jobs.  The Municipal Local-Development Initiative (MLDI) promotes the active participation of governments in the development strategy through the management of economic projects that are self-financed, generate income by substituting imports, especially foodstuffs, and obtain profits that will benefit local communities in a sustainable manner. It consists in a CUC and CUP fund to finance municipal initiatives through credits. Once they are approved, there is a commitment to return the initial investment and give a previously negotiated percentage of the profits to the municipal government to be reinvested in social sustainable development actions.

La Casa de la Guayabera is a local development initiative in the province of Sancti Spíritus registered as an MLDI. It is located in a house where cultural and recreational activities are held with different age groups, nautical activities along the Yayabo River are organised, and theoretical events on culture and sustainable development are conducted. It has a museum with guayaberas donated by national and international figures, as well as a shop where artisans and self-employed workers can sell their products. There is also a cafeteria-restaurant managed by a self-employed worker and a bar managed by the ARTEX Paradiso agency.

The project is self-sustainable and generates employment constituting an example of a joint state and non-state venture.

The country has 19 MLDIs in the culture sector.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Implement initiatives showing the value of culture as a driver for local sustainable economic development

Generate sustainable joint management models.

Use state and non-state resources to generate employment and financial gain.

Promote the creation, marketing and consumption of local cultural activities, goods and products (the guayabera and local crafts)

Add a cultural MLDI to the municipal development strategy of Sancti Spíritus

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Provincial Office of Culture in Sancti Spíritus Provincial Office of Economy and Planning
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The La Casa de la Guayabera Municipal Local Development Initiative (MLDI) has allowed the active participation of creators and artists in the local economic development strategy, promoting self-financing and the generation of economic income thereby substituting imports, enabling access to identity products, such as the guayabera and other autochthonous artistic expressions. Likewise, it has contributed to the incorporation of different population sectors and age groups, and to capacity-building and development in certain trades and activities closely linked to culture contributing to sustainable social development.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Economic and financial reports.

Statistics and control of the number of visitors.

Report to municipal government on activities.

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Channelling my Neighbourhood

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Contribute to reinforce the cultural dynamics and initiatives of the El Canal People’s Council in Cerro, Havana province.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Increase the participation and impact of the community and of the cultural actors in the cultural artistic development of the El Canal People’s Council by facilitating the exchange of international experiences and the access to culture of the most vulnerable youth

Project for social transformation through art and popular education to enhance social participation and the cultural artistic development of the El Canal community in Cerro municipality.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Community managers have been given a work methodology to participate and dialogue with the communities through culture.

The relationship between the inhabitants of El Canal and their traditions increased and their identification with the community was strengthened.

The use of the community’s cultural potentials improved.

The exchange of experiences in the production and management of audiovisuals between the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS) of Havana, young people from El Canal, as well as Cuban, Italian and European professionals was facilitated.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Hermanos Saíz Association
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

258,451.70 CUC

70,196.00 CUP

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Civil Volunteer Group (GVC) of Italy
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

After integrating the information obtained by evaluating the indicators, and by assessing the activities, the interviews to social actors and beneficiaries, the following changes were achieved:

  • Families have joined the project and have increasingly formed part of the Workshop for the Comprehensive Transformation of the Neighbourhood as cultural managers.
  • The family participates in recreational-educational spaces.
  • The family discusses community problems at the wall-cinema.
  • Better communication among persons in the community. Different neighbourhood groups have joined in the activities of the project.

The way the community has accepted the different cultural proposals and artistic languages that had been new to them. 

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of persons forming part of the project.

Number of activities carried out.

Initiatives presented by local dwellers.

❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Culture-based local development programme in Cuban municipalities

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Strengthen the capacities of municipal governments to enhance development through cultural resources.

Generate employment through the creation, production, distribution and access to cultural activities, goods and products.

Strengthen local identities and promote cultural diversity.

Stimulate citizen participation in cultural management processes.

Undertake sustainable cultural initiatives in the municipalities.

Generate economic income for cultural activity in municipalities.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Regional
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The programme builds capacities among local government officials and the system of institutions in the territory to manage cultural processes in the municipality. The territory’s cultural potential and its contribution to the development and generation of employment and financial gain at the local level are examined. The programme provides financial and methodological support for 14 projects and initiatives in 12 municipalities in 4 provinces in the country: Villa Clara, Camagüey, Holguín and Guantánamo. The programme promotes spaces for community participation and dialogue at the municipal and community levels.

The cultural perspective is added to municipal development strategies as a pivotal tool for sustainable development. The programme contributes to the methodological conception of cultural development programmes of the Ministry of Culture in each municipality where the programme interacts.

This programme is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Introduce the concept of culture as a driver for sustainable development at the local level. Communities have the capacity to manage projects and initiatives which generate resources for their sustainability.

Decentralise the processes for generating employment and financial gain, and promote the participation of civil society in decision-making and in the social transformation processes.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Provincial and municipal governments involved.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
UNEAC and CIERIC
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Biannual evaluations are made from the beginning (2013) to evaluate the implementation of the programme.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of jobs created disaggregated by gender

Economic income for cultural entrepreneurship

Degree of participation by age group

Access of the people in the municipality to the cultural activities, goods and services generated by the programme.

Quality and quantity of officials and groups trained in the sector.

❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Eco-Art, a path toward possible sustainability in the culture sector

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Contribute to show that culture covers all the process of human activity; that it expresses humanity’s degree of development and is able to create goods and services which result in the activation of the economy of human groups and territories; and is associated with the capacities, values and relations that improve the quality of life of human beings.  

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The project expresses the will of Cuban institutions to boost participative proposals which favour the capacity-building of cultural actors for their proactive contribution to the transformations and changes that take place in Cuban society, enhancing the role of culture and its possibilities to promote sustainable management focusing on the economic dimension.

For this purpose, it implements capacity-building processes, spaces for exchange, experiments with sustainability guidelines focusing on the economic dimension. The project is aimed at generating new models of sustainable development based on four cultural initiatives with consolidated results which provide points of reference and methodological guidelines that can be replicated in the country’s current context. It enables the dialogue of a wide range of actors and articulates their practices. It systematises the process visualising potentialities and obstacles, and uses audiovisual means to stimulate proactive participation. 

The four initiatives are:

  1. UNEAC silkscreen workshop coordinated by artist and Visual Arts President Lesbia Vent Dumois.
  2. Image III Project coordinated by visual artist Cecilio Avilé Montalbo.
  3. Yeti Artistic Community Project coordinated by visual artist Agustín Villafaña.
  4. , audiovisual production company of the Martin Luther King Memorial Centre.  
d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Economic management proposals have been made for the participating initiatives.

Artists and creators have been trained in the management of economically sustainable projects.

Increases artistic creation.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
CIERIC, UNEAC, Martin Luther King Memorial Centre
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
CIERIC, UNEAC, Martin Luther King Memorial Centre
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The Project has favoured the preparation of local cultural actors and their active role in the transformation of the community focusing on the role of culture.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of projects submitted

❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Third Meeting of Ministers of Culture of the Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • Promote the integration of the countries in the area
  • Elaborate strategies for cultural development in the region

Adopt the Cultural Action Plan for 2016-2020 (See Additional Annex 2.)

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Regional
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Exchange of experiences and good practices

The six projects adopted were noted and given follow-up: Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase; Caribbean Capacity-Building Programme (CCBP) Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean (ORCALC);  Virtual Museum of Latin America and the Caribbean; Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) (Haiti); CARICOM Children’s Website Project (Guyana); Portal of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean; MERCOSUR Cultural Information System (SICSUR) (Presidency  Cultural MERCOSUR

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Adoption of the 2016-2020 Cultural Action Plan.

Follow-up of ongoing projects.

Adoption of the creation of the Regional School of the Arts.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The Ministry of Culture covered the logistics of the event: facilities, personnel, technical services, printing, accreditation, decoration, gastronomy, accommodations, which amounted to CUC 54,489.45. UNESCO covered the travel expenses of the person heading the delegation of each country attending the event.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
UNEAC, AHS, Martin Luther King Memorial Centre, Pablo de la Torriente Brau Centre, Ludwig Foundation, New Latin America Cinema Foundation, Caguayo Foundation.
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
International
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Each country is evaluated. The case of Cuba has been evaluated and in view of the actions proposed under the Cultural Action Plan, the meeting From creation to consumption: Cultural development and entrepreneurship will take place in Havana from 6 to 8 September.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

N/A

❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Development of information contents and services through the implementation and hosting of portals and websites in the CUBARTE network

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

1.       Support the promotion and dissemination of information relative to different public institutions and the activity of artists and writers in different spheres of cultural life: arts education, community culture, visual arts, cinema, literature, music and heritage.

2.        Offer a wide range of cultural contents to the population and the world regarding the Cuban culture system.

Keep the network Directory of the main cultural sites updated. (See Additional Annex 3, Table 4.)

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The servers of our institution provide the service of hosting portals and websites belonging to the network of institutions attached to the Ministry of Culture, to writers and artists, as well as to NGOs such as the Hermanos Saíz Association, the Alejo Carpentier Foundation, the Nicolás Guillén Foundation and the Yoruba Cultural Association of Cuba, among others. Mention should be made of the CUBARTE Portal of Cuban Culture, available in three languages (Spanish, English and French), online for 15 years, which offers a digital news medium dedicated to promote what is happening in Cuban culture, not only from an artistic and literary standpoint, but also the transversal dimension of heritage.

Development of related websites and applications related to culture.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Place at the disposal of the national and international public, in three languages (Spanish, English and French) varied information on institutions, cultural expressions, artists, writers and the Cuban culture sector in general.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

An important part of the development and implementation process is carried out through the funds allocated by the Cuban State to the budget of the Centre of Informatics for Culture.  The rest is obtained through commercial management as a result of the development, implementation or hosting of websites for institutions or artists and writers

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation of Nature and Humanity , Fernando Ortiz Foundatio Alejo Carpentier Foundation
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 

Nicolás Guillén Foundation, Yoruba Cultural Association of Cuba (have developed their own websites and the CUBARTE Network implements and hosts its platforms).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Development of contents and information services through the distribution of specialised newsletters and the publication of information on the CUBARTE digital newspaper.

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

1.       Generate articles in three languages (Spanish, English and French) and disseminate information on the different spheres of cultural activity: arts education, community culture, visual arts, literature, music and heritage.

2.       Publish the magazine Lettres de Cuba, which basically reflects the links of our culture with the French-speaking world and refers to the life and works of intellectuals and artists from North America, Latin America, Europe, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, and the new generations of visual artists.

(See Additional Annex 3, Table 5.)

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The newsletter service ensures that all information on the cultural sphere reaches the most remote areas in the country and thousands of persons in the world.

The following publications are distributed mainly to CUBARTE users, as well as others: CUBARTE Cultural Newsletter, Por Cuba newsletter with information on national cultural activities, and Entorno newsletter, with information on international cultural activities.

In addition, several newsletters are sent in Spanish, English and French.

Information on current cultural news, written by outstanding national intellectuals, is made available in those three languages, and works from other news media linked to our editorial profile are also reproduced.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Maintain the most extensive dissemination possible of national and international cultural news.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Resources allocated by the Cuban State to the budget of the Centre of Informatics for Culture

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

It has allowed the access of different sectors of the population to updated cultural information. Likewise, it provides spaces for the promotion and dissemination of the institutional work and the creative initiative of artists and writers and their main achievements and results. Presence on the network of different thematic axes and of the NGOs working for culture.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of specialised newsletters created.

Amount of information published.

❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Development, implementation, hosting and maintenance of the Todo de Arte repository of digital resources

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

1.       Count with a unified centre of digital resources which can be autonomously used, from other informatics applications, and which can be the main repository of digital contents for the CUBARTE Portal of Cuban Culture.

2.       Count with a reusable platform for other projects of similar characteristics.

(See Additional Annex 3, Table 6.)

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Development, implementation, hosting and maintenance of the repository of digital resources related to the different spheres of culture, available since 2015, whose resources are offered with the possibility of autonomous consultation from other informatics applications and which additionally serve as support for the CUBARTE Portal of Cuban Culture and other spaces on the web.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Count with a repository in the national network and in the CUBARTE network which acts as a unified centre of digital resources for culture.

Count with a downloading platform of digital resources related to the cultural sphere.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE, other cultural institutions which supply contents.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Development carried out based on the resources allocated by the Cuban State to the budget of the institution.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Creation of e-commerce payment gateways for cultural activities, goods and services in institutions linked to the Ministry of Culture

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Digital promotion and marketing of the sector’s cultural offer.

Facilitate online shopping of cultural goods and services for Cuban and foreign buyers.

Increase in the marketing of cultural activities, goods and services.

Greater outreach and visibility on a global scale of cultural activities, goods and services.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Digitally promotes and markets the sector’s cultural offer.

Facilitates online shopping of cultural goods and services for Cuban and foreign buyers.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Increase in visits to the pages being marketed

Growth of purchases made.

Inclusion of the national public in the purchases.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Artex S.A.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Online shopping of cultural goods and services, both for Cuban and foreign buyers, was facilitated. There was an increase in the outreach and visibility of cultural activities, goods and services on a global scale.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Control of the marketing of cultural goods and services, comparative statement of current and prior stages. 

❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Increase in the connectivity and number of users in cultural institutions and directly among artists and writers through the culture network – CUBARTE Network

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  1. Extend the structure of the connectivity and services offered to cultural institutions, artists and writers to all the municipalities in the country.
  2. Establish the infrastructure required to improve the access of institutions, artists and writers to different contents through the CUBARTE network.

Ensure the creation of at least one means for creators to not only to access contents, but also publish contents on the network. (See Additional Annex 3, Table 1.)

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Promotes the access, through the CUBARTE network, of different cultural institutions, national centres, institutes and other centres, workers of cultural institutions, writers and artists as outstanding figures of our culture. This is of particular importance for persons who live in isolated or remote areas, since only a telephone line is needed to gain access to this service. Connectivity to the network is offered mainly through dial-up connection or through ADSL.  In the case of institutions, it is mostly provided through ADSL, or through an optical fibre connection, with a greater bandwidth.      

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

  Ensure the access of an important part of the personnel engaged in different spheres of culture to the services and contents of national and international networks. Secure a channel which will enable addressees to promote their cultural production.   

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture. Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The network is developed with resources allocated by the Cuban state to the Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE.

The cost of the services offered is financed partly by CUBARTE’s own budget and partly by institutions and outstanding figures. 

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
UNEAC and the Hermanos Saíz Association AHS
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

It has not been evaluated. The knowledge of network access is still insufficient.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of users and institutions connected per year and bandwidth used.

❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Development of contents through the production of multimedia materials and other audiovisuals (produced by Ediciones CUBARTE)

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  1. Elaborate materials of a biographical nature (on cultural figures and institutions).
  2. Recover in digital format journals and collections that are now unavailable, though a facsimile edition, when the original documents cannot be accessed either because they are inexistent or seriously deteriorated.
  3. Design a line of multimedia products based with a cultural outlook, for children, of an eminently educational nature.
  4. Extend to the entire population through multimedia and audiovisual productions the localisation of contents with heritage value (ranging from specific publications to longstanding community events).
  5. Rescue the historical memory of our country adopting a cultural approach.

(See Additional Annex 3, Table 3.)

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Ensures the production and dissemination of multimedia materials and audiovisuals which recover publications, events, locations, collections and other aspects, related mainly to heritage, without being restricted only to them.

A considerable amount of the productions part from a process of digitising, cleaning and indexing analogical contents from different sources in order to make the digital product.     

The measure counts with the participation of institutions with an important cultural heritage, such as the José Martí National Library, the Museum of Music, the EGREM record company, among others.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Dissemination through digital products dealing with heritage contents, biographies (on outstanding figures and institutions), history, as well as others specifically designed for children, as a means to diversify production with a cultural outlook promoting the recovery of values among the entire population.

Availability of a wide range of magazines, collections and other materials which cannot be accessed through any other means.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

It is developed through funds allocated by the State to the budget of the Centre of Informatics for Culture. Part of those resources is reimbursed through the commercial sale of productions.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
UNEAC,AHS
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Cultural news programme on Cuban television

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Report on and promote important events in national culture.

Count with a space for debate on artistic and cultural themes.

Raise public awareness of new cultural expressions.

Create new publics.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Daily 30-minute news programme on cultural topics. Includes spaces for interviews, opinions and artistic promotion. On the air at 6:30 p.m. and broadcast again on another channel at 8:30 p.m.

First aired on 7 April 2014. Inter-institutional synergies (public sector and civil society; the Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets (FCBC) helps with the wardrobe and other accessories; RTV Comercial designed the furniture and the equipment appearing on stage). 

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Greater amount of information reaching the public.

Larger TV audience.

Greater presence of the general public in cultural events and activities throughout the country. 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture, Cuban Radio and Television Institute (ICRT)
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
UNEAC, AHS
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The technical team conducts monthly TV rating studies. It has been evaluated through three diploma theses presented in the School of Journalism and Social Communication

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

TV ratings

❭ EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b

Development, implementation and maintenance of the website for the collaborative cultural newsletter La Papeleta

Context of the measure: 
EMERGING TRANSVERSAL ISSUES: Resolution 5.CP 9b
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Promote cultural programming from all over the country, with the possibility of dividing it according to territory, cultural expression, the public’s age group.

Enable institutions and artists themselves to feed the information on cultural programming and update it through sources close to the cultural event.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

It consists in the web application that secures the promotion of daily cultural programming with the possibility of collaborative work. It adds other information means such as the distribution of the newsletter through the network and Short Message Service (SMS) for mobile phones.

It foresees the development of an application to provide support for mobiles from the website itself.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
No
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Place the cultural programming within reach of the public as immediately as possible.

Provide tourists with information on cultural programming through the INFOTUR communication system of the Ministry of Tourism.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture; Centre of Informatics for Culture; INFOTUR
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

The website is developed with resources allocated by the Cuban State in the budget of the institution.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Type of Involvement: 

 

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The promotion of cultural programming has increased throughout the country, with the possibility of dividing it according to territory, cultural expression, and the public’s age group.

In addition, cultural institutions and artists provided information for the cultural programming and updated it through sources closer to the cultural event.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Webpage update

Access to webpage by the population

❭ CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY

Gender Equity Programme with a National Incidence

Context of the measure: 
CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • Socialise audiovisual works by Cuban producers favouring gender equity and focusing on social activism.
  • Promote the interaction and exchange of ideas and feelings among professionals in favour of creating a harmony that will benefit a culture of peace and sustainable human development.
  • Convene representatives of Cuba’s social, cultural and economic life in favour of “Peace Actions”.

Disseminate in the development of the collective consciousness the concept of human diversity, based on the Pedagogy of Peace which promotes a culture of peace.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

The work of the programme is represented by the Palomas Project, in addition to other institutions. It addresses different themes, where generations and artistic trends fuse based on a gender approach: gender – climate change – good living. Sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS, prevention of different types of addiction.  The integration of persons with different capacities, support for those who suffer social exclusion. Priority given to audiovisual materials and workshops for women and men who have survived different forms of violence. Attention to male offenders. Sexuality, sexual and reproductive rights. Human rights. Gender equity. Adults, children, adolescents and youth.

The dissemination of these themes takes place through traditional and alternative media, in order to prevent, form, disseminate, sensitise, promote and reproduce good practices, among other actions, in favour of good living and respect for Mother Earth. 

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 
  • Contribute to reduce the existence of harmful social phenomena based on violence and exclusion, which marginalise and affect social development and gender equity today in Cuba.
  • Promote the quality and excellence of audiovisual materials as a contribution of culture to social development and gender equity at the national and international levels.

Influence policies, legal regulations and social research which favour and assist the more vulnerable and underprivileged populations and communities.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
SDC and OXFAM, through the Palomas Project, the Audiovisual Production Company for Social Activism.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Human and economic capital required for its implementation.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Swiss Embassy, Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (OXFAM)
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 
Name: 
European Union, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 
Name: 
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) , UNICEF, CIERIC, Cuba Sí Solidarity Group of the German Socialist Party
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 
Name: 
CIPC Panama, BIOCOLOMBIA.SA, Embassy of the United Kingdom, AECID and Ellas Crean of the Spanish Embassy
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 
Name: 
Canada-Cuba Local Initiatives Fund of the Canadian Embassy, Spanish Cultural Centre of the Dominican Republic and Florida, U.S., among other organisations
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 
Name: 
Production of audiovisuals in support of their social works
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

Production of over 20 audiovisuals from 2012 to 2016.

Workshops, presentations on radio, TV and cinema halls, lectures, master classes, tutorship and collaboration in sociocultural studies at universities, Centres for Social, Psychological, Communicative, Anthropological, Philosophical and Cultural Research.

Collaboration in campaigns and programmes linked to other institutions and non-governmental organisations in their social work. Creation of the Chair of Gender and Audiovisuals at the International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Academic implications and practice of producers and other professionals in promoting and creating the project.

Use of public media spaces with high national TV ratings for calls and the projection of documentaries

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Hermanos Saíz Association artistic creation grants for young artists and writers

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Stimulate artistic and literary creation among youth

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Annual calls are launched for the following grants:

·         Frenesis, to stimulate the writing of novels

·         La Noche, to promote the creation of works for children and youth

·         Milanés, an incentive for creation in the performing arts

·         Chicuelo, for writing documentary film scripts

·         Ignacio Villa, for music composition.

·         Ernesto Che Guevara’s Thought

·         Juan Francisco Elso Creation Visual Arts Grant

·         Juan Francisco Elso Research Grant

·         Antonia Eiriz Creation Grant

·         The Kingdom of This World Artistic and Research Grant

·         Rita Longa, for sculpture.

Juries are constituted by outstanding artists and young talents of renown. (See Additional Annex 4.)

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Recognition of young talents and dissemination of their work.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Hermanos Saíz Association
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Each winner receives a monthly payment of 600.00 CUPs . In the case of the Antonia Eiriz Creation Grant and the Juan Francisco Elso Visual Arts Grant, the winner receives 1,000.00 CUCs.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

These grants have benefited talented youth regardless of their social standing and professional training, by enabling them to develop and gain access to creative circles and visualizing their work and its results. They have contributed to the participation and insertion of these actions in the country’s cultural life and social transformation processes.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Number of grants awarded

Insertion of benefited youths in social projects.

Artistic development reached by benefited youths

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Preparation of young art instructors as members of a talent pool for institutions of the Ministry of Culture.

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

Develop competencies required for executive tasks in the culture sector and in others linked to the nation’s cultural development within the framework of the process of updating the country’s economic model.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Implementation of graduate training in the management of cultural processes by the National Training Centre for Culture in coordination with the Department of the Ministry of Culture.

Contribution to the training of representatives from the different areas of the institutional system of culture.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Benefit art instructors in their preparation as members of the reserve of cadres in the sphere of culture throughout the country.

Incentivise the development of community and/or institutional projects linked to cultural development.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
National Council of Houses of Culture, Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

N/A

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
No
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

A total of 67 art instructors from all the provinces in the country and the special municipality of the Isle of Youth have been benefited in their preparation as members of the cadres reserve of the Ministry of Culture.

12 out of the total number of youth who were prepared carry out executive functions in institutions of the culture sector and 23 of them have worked as art instructors in the Corazón Adentro Culture Mission in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Increase in the number of amateur artists.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

The main indicators to determine impact are the number of youth carrying out executive functions and the number of those who have participated at different levels in the Corazón Adentro Culture Mission.

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Expansion of capacities to access contents and navigate in the country’s public library system and navigation halls of the Hermanos Saíz Association.

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Key objectives of the measure: 

1.    Progressively improve the connection of the public library system to the national network and Internet through the CUBARTE network.

2.    Improve the access of public libraries to local digital contents by providing them with informatics equipment for this purpose.

Progressively improve the capacity of the navigation halls in NGOs. (See Additional Annex 3, Table 2.)

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

1.       It is a project characterised by its continuity, which consists in distributing and updating the informatics equipment in public libraries, which includes the National Library, and provincial and municipal libraries. They are all already connected to the CUBARTE network.

2.  Likewise, the equipment in the navigation halls of the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS) has progressively improved.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

Improve access to contents both through the navigation of the network and the digital contents of the public library system, as well as the navigation halls of the AHS.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture; Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Resources allocated by the Cuban State in the budget of the institution and income for the purchase of equipment, only in CUPs.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The connection of the public library system with the national network and Internet improved.

i.3 Which indicators were used to determine impact?: 

Connection availability in public libraries.

Quality of the connection.

Number of users.