Quadrennial Periodic Report
Uruguay 2020

Quadrennial Periodic Report - - 10/27/2020 - 20:30

General Information

Technical Information

Name of Party: 
Uruguay
Date of Ratification: 
2007
Officially Designated Point of Contact of the Convention: 
Describe the multi-stakeholder consultation process established for the preparation of this report, including consultations with relevant ministries, public institutions, local governments and civil society organizations.: 

The Cultural Information System (SIC) deals with the survey, systematization of data, indicators and other technical information related to the cultural sector in Uruguay. The SIC plays an important role in the follow-up and monitoring of the cultural policies implemented by the National Directorate of Culture, as well as in promoting studies and research on the national cultural reality.

Executive summary: 

Uruguay ratified the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, Paris, October 20, 2005, in 2007.Within the framework of this Convention, the National Cultural Directorate-Ministry of Education and Culture, has elaborated this periodic report, which assesses the 2015-2019 period.

In the last four years, Uruguay has developed various initiatives and several measures have been taken that aim at protecting and promoting the diversity of cultural expressions. Some of the measures adopted by Uruguay, to promote cultural expressions are: contribute and develop initiatives that promote cultural exchange between national artists and international contexts and vice versa, also there were described some measures regarding the safeguard of cultural expressions, innovating, in relation to the las report, in the aspects of digital, media and audiovisual cultural development, integration of culture in sustainable development and the promotion of international cooperation for development in culture, an aspect in which Uruguay is very interested in continuing to deepen.

The future nevertheless holds some important challenges. The creation of new cultural jobs and the improvement of creativity and innovation that lead to a more robust digital economy for the country are two examples of this challenges. It is in this sense that the preparation of this report was of great importance because it constitutes a form of expression of the importance of culture for society and the economy at the national level.

Contact details of the stakeholders involved in the preparation of the quadrennial periodic report (QPR). Please also include the contact details of the civil society organizations (CSOs) if they have contributed to the QPR drafting, including through the CSO form.: 
Organization typeOrganizationEmailWebsite
Public Sector
National Cultural Directorate
sic.dnc@mec.gub.uy

Goal 1 - Support Sustainable Systems of Governance for Culture

Cultural and Creative Sectors

A Ministry (or agency with ministerial status) is responsible for cultural and creative sectors: 
YES
Regional, provincial or local governments or administrations have decentralised responsibilities for policies and measures promoting the cultural and creative sectors:: 
YES
Regulatory frameworks and sector specific laws, policies and/or strategies supporting the cultural and creative industries have been revised or adopted during the last 4 years: 
YES
If YES, has at least one of them been designed through interministerial cooperation (involving different government departments responsible for policy areas, such as communication, education, ICT, trade, foreign affairs, labor, finance): 
YES
Specific education and training programmes in the arts and the cultural and creative sectors are established, including: 
Digital literacy programmes for creation and experimentation
Technical and vocational education and training programmes in
Cinema/Audiovisual arts
Cultural management
Design
Music
Performing arts
Publishing
Visual arts
Tertiary and university education degrees in
Cinema/audiovisual arts
Cultural management
Design
Media arts
Music
Performing arts
Publishing
Visual arts
Specific measures and programmes have been implemented over the last 4 years to: 
Encourage the formalization and growth of micro/small and medium-sized cultural enterprises
Statistical offices or research bodies have produced data during the last 4 years: 
related to cultural and creative sectors
evaluating cultural policies
Share of cultural and creative sectors in Gross Domestic Product (GDP): 
0.93%
2009
Please provide whenever possible disaggregated data by sector: 

Books and publications0,21
Cinema/Audiovisual arts0,45
Plastic arts and Fotography 0,04
Performing arts0,09
Recordered music 0,01
Museums 0,02
Cultural management0,06
Libraries and archives 0,05
Share of employment in the cultural and creative sectors: 
1.20%
2009
Please provide whenever possible disaggregated data by sector, age, sex and type of employment: 

Books and publications 3.745
Cinema/Audiovisual arts5.124
Plastic arts and Fotography 1.726
Performing arts3.529
Recordered music 212
Museums1.095
Cultural management2.247
Libraries and archives 1.125
Total18803
Total public budget for culture (in USD): 
68,689,985USD
2019
Please provide whenever possible the share allocated by cultural sectors/domains (in %): 
NO DATA
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Strategic Map for Creative Industries

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
ANTEL (National Telecommunications Administration); IM (Provincial Government of Montevideo); ANII (National Research and Innovation Agency); Uruguay XXI (National Agency of Investment Promotion, Exports and Country Brand)
MEC (Ministry of Education and Culture); MIEM (Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining); OPP (Planning and Budget Office).
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
It was a process of almost two years, in which about 100 people from civil society, companies from sub-sectors and technicians from diverse government institutions participated. A series of prospective workshops were held aimed to define the sector of creative industries of Uruguay, delineate strategic objectives and actions. The definition taken for this analysis established the following sectors: -Audiovisual and video games: refers to the production of content regardless of the distribution and consumption platform (cinema, TV, radio, pay TV, streaming services, video games, virtual reality, augmented reality, advertising production, etc.) as well as associated value chains. -Design: product, textile-clothing; graphic-packaging; web-multimedia; interior design-landscaping. -Music and performing arts: phonograms, live music, theater, dance, etc. -Publishing: content written beyond the platform of its support (books, newspapers and magazines). The strategic objectives defined were: -Internationalization -Creative, innovative and quality products and services -Coordination and institutional support -Networking -Training In order to achieve these strategic objectives, five nodes were identified that come to be agglomerating solutions to dispersed but common problems between the different sectors and sub-sectors of the country´s creative industries: -Creative industries information system -Uruguay creative industries Market -Boost to creativity and experimentation -Training -Coordination and new institutionality
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
There are no results related to this measure since the Strategic Map was not implemented. The process of work ends in May 2019 and the result was the publishment of the report.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

NO DATA

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

There are no results related to this measure since the Strategic Map was not implemented. The process of work ends in May 2019 and the result was the publishment of the report.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
The responsibles for the implementation of the Strategic Map for Creative Industries were several government institutions
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Creative Industries Program of ANII (National Research and Innovation Agency)

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
ANII (National Research and Innovation Agency)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
This tool started in 2017 and seeks to finance training and collaboration activities and the development of awareness, through actions coordinated among creative industries, institutions and other relevant stakeholders, to generate new alliances and joint actions. As well as to demonstrate the potential of creative industries as a factor of innovation and competitiveness. Is directed to: public or private organizations from various creative industry sectors, as well as from other sectors. The INNOVATION PROGRAM IN CREATIVE INDUSTRIES seeks to facilitate the connection among creative sectors to validate or develop joint innovation projects, and relat the rest of the sectors of the Uruguayan economy. The Program components are: 1) Creative exploration 2) Technical and commercial validation for creative industries 3) Innovation vouchers for the hiring of creative industries companies 4) Innovation vouchers for companies in the creative industries Promotional activities for creative industries
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
More than 120 projects have been approved since the program was launched in May 2017. 93% of the linkages developed continue beyond the subsidy received through this program. 96%of the participants report that the products and services they offer, as a result of the fund, have more added value. There were more than 1000 jobs created or kept in companies that were involved in approved projects.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

USD 561.265

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
BID Lab
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Creative industries roadmaps (Design and Audiovisual)

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Transforma Uruguay (Productive Transformation and Competitiveness National System).
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Design
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
These industries are an important source of value added generation and skilled employment, but they are also relevant for the transverse nature of the sector and its impact on other sectors of the economy as differentiation and value added factors. The perspective of the sector at the international level, the high participation of MSMEs, the high percentage of youth employment, the remuneration above the average for the service sector and the potential for internationalization, constitutes additional factors to understand the strategic place of this sector for the country. The roadmaps promote the growth of the audiovisual and design subsectors of the creative industries. Main strategic lines: ▪ Country strategy for the international positioning and expansion of markets in the national audiovisual industry. ▪ Incentivize and support the production of audiovisual content throughout the national territory. ▪ Promotion of the insertion of national companies in the global audiovisual chain: attraction of international audiovisual productions. ▪ Raise awareness of the opportunities offered by the design of companies, consumers, society and the public sector. ▪ Strengthening of the national design offer. ▪ Promote specific actions to promote interaction between design and other actors in the economy. ▪ Creative Industries Observatory
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Uruguay Audiovisual Fund - National and International Productions Components - support the sector with an endowment of 4 million dollars.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

NO DATA

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO

Media Diversity

Public service media has a legal or statutory remit to promote a diversity of cultural expressions: 
YES
Policies and measures promote content diversity in programming by supporting: 
Regional and/or local broadcasters
Community programming for marginalised groups (e.g. indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees, etc.)
Socio-cultural programming (e.g. children, youth, people with disabilities, etc.)
Domestic content regulations for audio-visual media exist (e.g. quotas for production or distribution requirements for national films, TV series or music on radio): 
YES
Regulatory authority(ies) monitoring media exist: 
YES
If YES, please provide the name and year of establishment of the regulatory authority(ies): 
Communications Services Regulatory Unit (URSEC)
If YES, these regulatory authority(ies) monitor: 
Public media
Community media
Private sector media
If YES, these regulatory authority(ies) are responsible for: 
Issuing licenses to broadcasters, content providers, platforms
Monitoring diversity in media ownership (diversity of ownership structures, transparency of ownership rules, limits on ownership concentration, etc.)
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

SERIES UY

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Education and Culture (ICAU, Cinema and Audiovisual Uruguayan Institute and Uruguay National Television), Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (National Directorate of Telecommunications and Audiovisual Communication Services)
and the Montevideo Major Office (Montevideo Audiovisual and TV CIUDAD).
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
It is a program to encourage the production of independent national fiction, its dissemination in public media and its international projection. It was created with the aim of building a privileged link between these contents and its audience on a national scale, actively contributing to its internationalization. The public media –through all the screens, platforms and devices through which a direct link is established with the audiences-, constitute a key piece, supporting the development of independent production and its projection within and outside the country. This mechanism is in line with the development of public policy associated with the creation of local capacities in content production and the development of the national audiovisual industry within a framework of international insertion.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
3 awarded projects: 2019: Metro de Montevideo – Cholo Films 2018: Gris – Magenta Films 2017: Todos detrás de Momo – Nadador Cine
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

409.277 USD (December 2019 dollar price: 1USD=36,65)

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Government institutions above
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Digital Environment

Policies, measures or mechanisms are in place to support the digital transformation of cultural and creative industries and institutions (e.g. funding for digitization of analogue industries): 
YES
Policies or measures have been introduced to ensure vibrant domestic digital cultural and creative industries markets with a diversity of e-players of all sizes (e.g. fair remuneration rules; control market concentration; prevention of monopolies of digital content providers/distributors or their algorithms that potentially restrict the diversity of cultural expressions, etc.):: 
NO
Policies and measures have been implemented to enhance access to and discoverability of domestically produced cultural content in the digital environment (e.g. action plans or policies for digital content pluralism, public support to cultural or artistic portals in specific languages, national or regional online distribution platforms for domestic content, etc.): 
YES
Measures and initiatives have been implemented to promote digital creativity and competencies of artists and other cultural professionals working with new technologies (e.g. spaces for experimentation, incubators, etc.): 
YES
Statistics or studies with recent data on access to digital media, including on the type of cultural content available through digital media, are available: 
YES
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Online Culture (Cultura en linea)

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF CULTURE. MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE.
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The National Cultural Directorate in the last years has made efforts in digitalize the process of enrollment in calls for funds and national contests promoted by the institution, such as Fondo Concursable para la Cultura, Fondo Regional, Fondo para el Desarrollo de Infraestructuras en el Interior del país, Premio Nacional de Música, Premios a las Letras, etc. The platform is available to citizens on the website Culturaenlinea.uy. The web is a collaborative tool in order to contribute to the development of cultural policy. It is composed of five modules interconnected and interdependent: cultural agents, cultural spaces, projects, opportunities and events. The platform allow the citizens to be informed about the different opportunities and to enroll in them. At the same time, it contains the function of mapping and georeference cultural spaces, so is useful to visualize the diversity of infrastructure and agents related to arts and culture all over the country. The platform also represents a work tool for cultural managers and administrators that work at the National Cultural Directorate, because it allows to organize registers and databases and it avoids the use of paper in the enrollment and submission of personal documentation.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
From 2016 when it started the platform till december 2019 there were 6694 cultural agents and 1582 cultural spaces registered. 38 is the total number of public calls made online through the website in the period 2016-2019. The platform was well received by the public, the digitalization of the enrollment to calls for funds and contests is a way to simplify the process and protect the environment. At the same time the website is a means to visualize and recognize the national cultural diversity through it infraestructures and main cultural agents.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

USD 75.000 APROX. (December 2019 dollar price: 1USD=36,65)

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

It was monitored by AGESIC in the goal 11 "Have a Cultural Platform for the integral access to cultural goods and cultural infrastructure mapped" https://uruguaydigital.gub.uy/

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Local provider of the digital service implementation in Uruguay - Librecoop
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
Collaboration of Instituto TIM from Brazil which were the first developers of the platform in the city of Sao Paulo.Uruguay imports and translates the platform from the brazilian experience
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Partnering with Civil Society

Professional organizations and/or trade unions representing artists and/or cultural professionals in the following sectors exist in your country (i.e. federation of musicians, publishers unions, etc.): 
Cinema/Audiovisual arts
Design
Music
Publishing
Performing Arts
Public funding schemes supporting CSOs involvement in promoting the diversity of cultural expressions exist: 
YES
Training and mentoring opportunities were organized or supported by public authorities during the last 4 years to build skills on communication, advocacy and/or fundraising of civil society organizations involved in the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions: 
YES
Dialogue mechanisms between public authorities and CSOs for cultural policy making and/or monitoring have been implemented during the last 4 years (meetings, working groups, etc.): 
YES
If YES, please provide up to 2 examples: 
Cultural National Plan - instances of dialogue with civil society
Dance National Plan - instances of dialogue with civil society
Policies and measures promoting the diversity of cultural expressions have been elaborated in consultation with CSOs during the last 4 years: 
YES
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Cultural Spots (Puntos de Cultura)

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF CULTURE. MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE.
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
Puntos de Cultura is a cultural programme from Ciudadanía Cultural department of the National Directorate of Culture, which is based in the inter-institutional vinculation of state and civil society in order to recognize, empower and strengthen the local organizations and collectives which develop cultural activities in a community level. The recognition of a collective as a Punto de Cultura is in coordination with the state institutions which work at different levels such as, Municipalities, Mayor’s Offices (through Direcciones de Cultura departamentales) and the Ministry of Social Development (through Dirección Nacional de Promoción Sociocultural). The aim of the programme is to generate a cultural agents network to strengthen management capacities and to promote collaborative approaches. The programme was focused on three main lines: i) training in community cultural management, ii) promotion and management participation in calls and activities proposed by Iber Cultura Viva Comunitaria programme and iii) networking exchange experiences.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
From 2018 when it starts the programme till december 2019 there were 91 cultural collectives and organizations recognized. 7 public calls for registration were made online through the website Cultura en Línea. The 91 cultural collectives recognized are from 18 departments of Uruguay.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

USD 60.000 APROX.(December 2019 dollar price: 1USD=36,65)

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

In the mid term of the programme there was an evaluation instance of cultural organizations/collectives in dialogue with institutional authorities. The main recommendations were intended for definition of new topics for training and courses and other aspects related to benefits for the organizations and the development of the programme. The conclusions have been taken into account into the design of actions for next term of the programme.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
National Directorate of Sociocultural Promotion (Ministry of Social Development)
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Municipalities and Mayor’s Offices
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Organizations from Civil Society
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)

Goal 2 - Achieve a Balanced Flow of Cultural Goods and Services and Increase the Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals

Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals

Please indicate if the following policies and measures exist in your country: 
Policies and measures supporting the outward mobility of artists and cultural professionals (e.g. export offices, support for participation in international cultural markets for cultural professionals, etc.)
Please indicate if the following operational programmes have been developed or supported/funded by public authorities during the last 4 years: 
Information resources or training services providing practical guidance to facilitate the mobility of cultural professionals (e.g. Internet platforms)
Infrastructure (e.g. arts residencies, cultural institutes, etc.) having a mandate to promote the diversity of cultural expressions and hosting a large number of foreign artists, notably from developing countries
Major cultural events (e.g. cultural seasons, festivals, cultural industries markets, etc.) having a mandate to promote the diversity of cultural expressions and hosting a large number of foreign artists, notably from developing countries
Please indicate if the following mobility funds (e.g. scholarships, travel grants, etc.) have been managed or supported by public authorities during the last 4 years: 
Public funds supporting the outward mobility of national or resident artists and other cultural professionals
Public funds supporting the inward mobility of foreign artists and other cultural professionals, notably from developing countries
Public funds specifically supporting the mobility of artists and other cultural professionals from or between developing countries, including through North-South-South and South-South cooperation
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Stimulus Fund for Artistic Formation and Creation (FEFCA for its spanish initials)

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
National Cultural Directorate
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Music
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
Fund contest by the National Cultural Directorate which enables the access to artistic training options and support for artistic creation. The ways of support and stimulus of artistic training includes artistic residences and courses or studies through the Victor Haedo Training Grant (Beca de Formación Víctor Haedo) .
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
116 training grants.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

USD 461.664 (December 2019 dollar price: 1USD=36,65)

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

NO, but it has been monitored by Cultural Information System (SIC) recollected data for the formulation of cultural indicators.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
National Cultural Directorate
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Artistic residencies - EAC - ESPACIO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO / Contemporary Art Space

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
National Cultural Directorate
EAC -ESPACIO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO / Contemporary Art Space
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
Residents were selected through an international open call, each year by a different jury.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
47 residents have been selected through the open calls between 2016 and 2019, both national and foreign artists. Another 10 foreign artists have made their residencies at the EAC by invitation or bilateral agreements, and 6 Uruguayan artists traveled to do their residencies in China, Chile, Argentina, UK and Italy.
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Residencies were positively valued, as they made it possible to get in contact with different social and cultural realities and artistic means, as well as work in different territories. During evaluation instances concern about the maintenance of the residencies and international exchange programme as a part of a public policy on arts was expressed.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
EAC - ESPACIO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO / Contemporary Art Space
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Performing Arts International Festival (FIDAE for its spanish initials)

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
National Cultural Directorate
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Performing Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
Exhibition of performing arts shows from diverse countries in a festival that took place in Montevideo since 2009. Between 2016 and 2019 took place in two editions (2017 and 2019).
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
There were two editions of FIDAE between the years 2017 and 2019: The implementation of these two editions of the festival resulted in the exhibition of 77performing arts work, 164 functions and 45 activities around the festival. In 2017: 38 exhibitions, 89 functions and 23 activities. The festival reached 12 departments of Uruguay. In 2019 : 39 exhibitions, 75 functions and 22 activities. The festival reached all the departments of Uruguay (19).
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

428.376USD. Data only for 2019, we don't have 2017 data. (December 2019 dollar price: 1USD=36,65)

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

NO, but it has been monitored by the Cultural Information System (SIC) recollected data for the formulation of cultural indicators.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
National Cultural Directorate
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

IberMúsicas

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
National Cultural Directorate
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Music
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
It’s an international programme which consists of a fund executed through the development of contests in each country member of the program. In Uruguay Ibermúsicas is managed by the music work area in the National Cultural Directorate. As the result of a selection process, certain artists receive support to take part in international musical events. In order with the terms established and the programme’s criteria,, each country makes a pre-selection of projects, which are evaluated afterwards in order to achieve an agreement between the whole members.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Total amount allocated to mobility scholarships for musicians (indirect): year 2016: 7783USD, year 2017: 16245USD, year 2018: 26297USD
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

year 2016: 55000 USD
year 2017: 55000 USD
year 2018: 55000 USD

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

The program is very well evaluated in general and in relation to the amount invested from the state. However, an in-depth evaluation of the program will soon be carried out in order to make the modifications that are considered pertinent

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Ibero-American General Secretariat

Flow of Cultural Goods and Services

Export strategies or measures to support the distribution of cultural goods and services outside your country exist for the following cultural domains: 
Cinema/Audiovisual arts
Design
Music
Publishing
Visual Arts
Performing Arts
Cultural management
Your country has granted or benefited from preferential treatment* to support a balanced exchange of cultural goods and services in the last 4 years: 
-
If YES, please provide up to 2 examples: 
-
Your country has provided or benefited in the last 4 years from Aid for Trade support, a form of Official Development Assistance (ODA), that helped to build capacities to formulate trade policies, participate in negotiating and implementing agreements that provide a special status to cultural goods and services: 
-
If YES, please provide up to 2 examples: 
-
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Uruguay Audiovisual Program (PUA, by its initials in spanish)

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
National Development Agency (ANDE, by its initials in spanish)
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The general objective of the program is to promote national audiovisual production through the attraction of international productions that contribute to the improvement of local capacities, the professionalization of the sector and the competitive incorporation of the country into the international productions market. It seeks to support foreign audiovisual productions totally or partially produced in Uruguay, such as feature films, tv or internet (OTT) series or other non-advertising large-scale audiovisual content, which carry out pre-production, production and / or post-production activities. in the national territory. This program creates two principal tools as an incentive to film in uruguay: 1- Cash rebate: Its a refund mechanism of up to 25% of eligible expenses incurred in Uruguay. The recipients are foreign legal entities, responsible for non-advertising productions made totally or partially in Uruguayan territory and who work with a local company. International productions must incur a net expenditure between USD 600,000 and USD 1 million (20% refund up to USD 200.00) or more than USD 1 million (25% refund up to USD 400,000). 2- Zero VAT rated: The objective of the procedure is the issuance by the ICAU of a certificate through which a project in co-production or a production service is covered by the provisions of Decree 327/006 in which co-productions and services are considered production export services.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

2.000.000 USD

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Cinema and Audiovisual Uruguayan Institute (ICAU, by its initials in spanish)
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Promotion and support of participation of artistic and cultural goods as well as artists mobility on international fairs and markets.

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
National Cultural Directorate
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Music
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The National Cultural Directorate supported and promoted the participation of Uruguay in different international fairs and markets. Exhibition, promotion and representation of national authors, literature and illustration works in: - International Book Fair of La Habana (2016), Uruguay participation as guest of honor country. -International Book Fair of Andricgrad (2016), Uruguay participation as guest of honor country. - International Fair of Infantile and Youth Book of Bologna (every year from 2016 - 2019). - International Book Fair of Buenos Aires ( (every year from 2016- 2019). - International Book Fair of Frankfurt (2016, 2017 and 2018). - International Book Fair of Guadalajara ( (every year from 2016 - 2019). - 22nd International Book Fair of LimBook Fair of Lima (2017) - Participation in industry program of Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara “Principio del Film”, to promote sales of literary rights for cinematographic adaptation (2016). - Support for the International Book Fair of Montevideo. Exhibition, promotion and representation of musicians in: -Latin American Music Market “Circulart”, Colombia (2016 and 2017). -Womex (2016) -South by Southwest (2016) Sending of delegations of various creative sectors to the Cultural Industries Market of Argentina (MICA by its initials in spanish, 2016 and 2018), as well as to the South Cultural Industries Market (MICSUR by its initials in english), which took place in Bogotá, Colombia (2016), in Creative Industries Market of Brazil - MicBr (2018) and Mercado CHEC Chile . Exhibition, promotion and circulation of artists and artworks from performing arts: -Organization of Uruguayan Theatre week in Teatro Español, Madrid. - Santiago a Mil Festival -Fair dFeria in San Sebastián -Sala de parto Festival in Perú -International Festival of Performing Arts of Bahía - Cultural Market MAPAS in Tenerife - Spain -FOCUS Rennes - France -Tanzmess Düsseldorf International Dance Fair, in Germany - Ribadavia Festival (Spain) -Mérida Festival (Spain) -Performing Arts Market of Seoul (PAMS). -Destinos Festival-Chicago Latino Theatre Alliance (CLATA)
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Visual and illustration arts, music, books and publishing:

In 2018 - 206 Uruguayan artistic and creative goods were supported and promoted by the National Cultural Directorate to their internationalization by their participation in 8 international fairs and markets.
In 2019 - 100 uruguayan artistic and creative goods were supported and promoted by the National Cultural Directorate to their internationalization by their participation in 9 international fairs and markets.
Source: Cultural Information System (SIC) recollected data 2018-2019 for the formulation of cultural indicators from various work areas of the National Cultural Directorate (music, books, visual arts and organization of micbr delegation[2018]).

Performing arts:
Information processed by National Institute of Performing Arts in their report for the period 2015-2018: https://www.gub.uy/ministerio-educacion-cultura/sites/ministerio-educaci...

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

NO, but it has been monitored by the Cultural Information System (SIC) recollected data for the formulation of cultural indicators.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Uruguay XXI Agency for Internationalization
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Uruguayan Book Camera
Type of entity: 
Private Sector
Name of partner: 
Departamental Government of Montevideo
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
General Association of Authors of Uruguay
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
Prom.uy
Name of partner: 
Uruguayan Design Camera
Type of entity: 
Private Sector

Dance Platform of Ibero-America.

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Education and Culture
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Performing Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The elaboration of a Dance National Plan in Uruguay is a process which began in 2014, as an initiative from actors from that cultural sector who boosted the generation of a managerial team with the aim of articulate the interinstitutional dialogue between those with responsibilities in the implementation of dance programmes. Its final objective is to build, in a participative way and under a territorial and sectorial perspective, public policies and strategic lineaments for the period 2020-2030, oriented to the sustainability, development and visibility of dance as a right and a cultural practice. The Dance National Plan was foundational partner of the Dance Platform of Iberoamerica, a project originated by the initiative of Dance South American Net and consolidated after a process of regional dialogue that took place between 2014 and 2017. Uruguay has signed in 2019 this project, whose general objective is to “enrich the ibero-american cultural space, by favouring regional integration with instruments that contribute to the formulation of policies stimulating dance, the knowledge exchange and the identification of challenges and agendas, in order to build cooperation projects in the region. National authorities of member states on the domain of dance are partakers in the Dance Platform of Iberoamerica (PID by its initials in english).
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The process of meetings around this project produced an agreement, signed by Culture Ministers of members state, which formalized this platform as an instrument for cooperation and regional initiatives development.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

0 USD

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Education and Culture
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Treaties and agreements

Multilateral or bilateral trade and/or investment agreements providing a special status to cultural goods and/or services have been signed during the last 4 years or are under negociation: 
NO
Multilateral or bilateral agreements including specific provisions providing a special status to cultural goods and services and digital products in the field of e-commerce have been signed during the last 4 years or are under negotiation: 
NO
Multilateral or bilateral agreements, declarations and/or strategies on relevant policy issues for the diversity of cultural expressions (e.g. education, digital, intellectual property, sustainable development, gender equality, etc.) signed or amended to take into account the objectives or principles of the Convention during the last 4 years: 
YES
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Ibero-American cultural charter relaunch

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ibero-American State Organizations
Ibero-American General Secretariat
Uruguayan International Cooperation Agency
Ministry of Eduaction and Culture
Presidency of the Republic
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Design
Media Arts
Music
Performing Arts
Publishing
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
In 2006, within the framework of the Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government, the Ibero-American Cultural Charter was signed in Montevideo. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the signing of that commitment, there were different activities carried out- with the intention of reinforcing and redefining the tasks of the Ibero-American Cultural Charter.In this framework, the Montevideo Commitment was signed, updating and reaffirmation of the original postulates, and Uruguayan Jorge Drexler was appointed as the new Ibero-American Ambassador for Culture.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
SEGIB and the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI). Its main objectives can be summarized in three imperatives, namely: affirming the central value of culture for human development, promoting and protecting diversity culture and consolidate the Ibero-American cultural space. However, achieving these goals faces enormous challenges. On the one hand, there are great inequalities in the access of the population to the cultural capital of each of the countries that make up this space, a correlate of the huge gaps in the economic and educational field, and the long history of discrimination and exclusion that especially affects indigenous, Afro-descendant and immigrant populations. On the other hand, the changes social and technological are impacting the entire society, but especially youth, and modify the way being in the world, social relationships and the very meaning of culture. Both challenges can be summarized in the statement made by UNDP in its 2004 Human Development Report: “If the world wants to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and definitively eradicate poverty, you must first successfully meet the challenge to build inclusive and diverse societies in cultural terms ”.
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Publication: MOVE ALONG IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SPACE SHARED CULTURAL: Development of the Ibero-American Cultural Charter. It is essential to promote reflection on the role of culture in the development of society in a world more and more globalized and of increasing penetration of technologies in multicultural societies. Such a reflection should contribute to a transformative action that gives culture the necessary centrality in progress of the towns and in the well-being and good living of the citizens.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Ibero-American State Organization
Name of partner: 
Ibero-American General Secretariat
Name of partner: 
Uruguayan International Cooperation Agency
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Education and Culture
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Presidency of the Republic
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Goal 3 - Integrate Culture in Sustainable Development Frameworks

National Sustainable Development Policies & Plans

National sustainable development plans and strategies recognize the strategic role of: 
Culture (in general)
Creativity and innovation
Cultural and creative industries
Please rate from 1 to 4 the type of outcomes expected by the inclusion of culture in national sustainable development plans and strategies 1 most often expected outcome 4 least expected outcome): 
Economic (e.g. employment, trade, intellectual property, cultural and creative industries, rural and territorial development): 
2
Social (e.g. social cohesion and inclusion, inequality and poverty reduction, values and identity, vulnerable and minority groups, empowerment and human capital, education): 
2
Environmental (e.g. natural resources, reducing environmental impact of cultural industries and practices): 
4
Cultural (e.g. cultural infrastructure, participation and access to culture, innovation, artists support): 
1
Public cultural bodies and agencies responsible for culture or creative industries are involved in the design and implementation of sustainable development policies and plans (i.e. participate in coordination mechanisms such as joint planning committees): 
YES
Cultural industry-led regeneration initiatives and projects at the regional, urban and/or rural levels have been implemented in the last 4 years: 
YES
Policies and measures facilitate participation in cultural life and access to diverse cultural facilities and expressions, notably addressing the needs of disadvantaged or vulnerable groups (e.g. via reduced entrance fees; audience development, arts education and audiences awareness-raising): 
YES
Latest data on cultural participation rates by socio demographic variables (sex/age groups/rural- urban/income levels/education levels): 

Reading habits 

 

Never reads: 25,7 %

Reads (several books a year, some books a year, almost no books  a year): 73,8%

 

Among the readers that declare to read on a regular basis the Montevideo is the province that shows the highest percentage of frequent readers 67,2%. Likewise the percentage among those who claim to read less is overrepresented outside the country's capital.

 

Frequency of concert attendance

 

Ver si incluir uso de internet y uso de celular. 

 

Movie attendance frequency

 

National Movies


 

Movies

 

 


 

Radio listeners

 


 

Frequency of theater attendance


 

 


 

Relevant Policies and Measures: 

National Development Strategy 2050

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Design: OPP- Planning and budget office Implementation: All the Ministries and National Agencies but it hasn’t been implemented.
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The National Development Strategy prioritizes two axes: demographic change and transformation of the productive matrix and three cross-cutting themes: gender systems, cultural development and territorial development. Regarding creative industries, the prospective process to delineate the future scenarios of the productive matrix of the country is the second Key thematic axis of sustainable development and will focus on ten strategic productive complexes: Bioeconomy, Digital Economy, Renewable Energies, Tourism, Hydrocarbons, Mining, Creative Industries, Forestry -wood pulp, Food and Global Export Services and associated with natural resources. Related to cultural development, the Strategy focuses on: the specificity of culture as a socially organized sector, based on three major sub-dimensions: cultural institutionality, the economic dimension of culture and cultural citizenship. The second approach considers the transversality of culture from a more anthropological perspective, referring to the ways of doing, feeling, thinking and relating based on the values, attitudes and beliefs of Uruguayans. Culture is seen, in the Strategy, as a fundamental aspect of people's lives, for human, productive, social, and environmental development.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The Strategy was developed by the previous period of government but it hasn't been implemented.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

1.760.660

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
All the National Ministries and Agencies from Uruguay.
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Consultation process for the National Culture Plan

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
National Culture Directorate
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The consultation process to design the National Culture Plan tried to generate a tool that contributes to the design of policies, long-term cultural issues, to think of cultural politics in a way that is transversal to public policies, establishing objectives, guidelines, priorities and mechanisms for work in the culture sector that allow optimizing actions and resources. The consultation process included 18 instances of dialogue in each department of Uruguay, and in the capital city -Montevideo- there were dialogues with each creative sector of the national creative industries and from communitary culture. A synthesis of the systematization of the process of the National Plan of Culture was presented. This was meant as a general framework to think and to design cultural public policies in the medium and long term, so as to optimize the sector regarding resources, actions and the results achievements. Three transversal axes and three axes of action that articulate the Plan were proposed: Transversal axes: 1.Culture as a human right, 2. Cultural Governance structure, 3. Digital Culture. Action axes: 1. Symbolic expression, arts and creativity, 2. Cultural Citizenship, 3. Economic Development. The elaboration of the systematization of the Plan process incorporates what has been developed in previous administrations as well as the results of the consultation process to the citizens in the year 2016, the Culture Law project; the Iberoamerican Cultural Letter; and the Sustainable Development Goals. On these bases it is proposed a synthesis to achieve a National Plan for Culture 2030.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Reports of the dialogue process in the departments of Uruguay. Reports of the creative sectors and communitary culture. Report of the whole dialogue process. Report of the systematization of the whole Plan process.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

188.613 USD (december 2016 dollar price: 1USD=28,63$) was the budget for the consultation process.

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Mayor Offices of the 19 Departmental Governments
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Social Sciences Faculty of Universidad de la República
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Civil society organizations.
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)

National Dance Plan

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
National Institute of Performing Arts- Ministry of Education and Culture and CSO
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Performing Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The National Dance Plan is in process, it hasn’t been implemented yet but there is a very rich process regarding its design, that include: dialogue and coordination among the civil societies organizations and public institutions related to the fostering of dance development as discipline. The main objective of this process is to ensure the involvement of the main stakeholders considering the territorial perspective and the bulk of public policies and programs with a short, medium and long term perspective in order to support dance as a discipline but also as a right and a relevant support for the development of the human being. Uruguay integrates and participates in the Iberoamerican Dance Platform, an initiative to exchange experiences around the construction of public policies for the sector. Begun in 2014, it has been adding representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela, Cuba and Costa Rica. This platform is very important for the development of the Program.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The Plan is still being developed.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

No data

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Education and Culture · National Directorate of Culture
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Tourism
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Social Development
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
OPP / Presidency of the Republic
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
SODRE, National Ballet and Artistic Training Schools
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Network of Directors of Culture
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
University of the Republic
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Secondary Education Council
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
CES - ProArte - AGADU, Dance Association of Uruguay, ADDU, -Red Citizenship Association · Encuentro Milonguero Association · Civil Association El Abrojo · Free Cooperative · Enredanza - CUTDIJ - Collective Catalejo.
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)

International Cooperation for Sustainable Development

Your country has contributed to or benefited from the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) during the last 4 years: 
YES, my country has contributed to the IFCD
Development cooperation strategies, including South-South cooperation strategies, recognize the strategic role of creativity and diverse cultural expressions: 
YES
If YES, please provide the name(s) of the strategy and year(s) of adoption: 
International Cooperation Policy for Sustainable Development 2030.
Your country manages multi- and/or bilateral technical assistance and capacity building cooperation programmes supporting: 
Cultural policy development and implementation in developing countries
Medium, small or micro-enterprise development of creative industries and markets in developing countries
Artists and cultural professionals in developing countries
Value of the total national contribution to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (in USD): 
3,250.00
2020
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

International Cooperation Policy for Sustainable Development 2030

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Uruguayan Agency of International Cooperation
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
In Uruguay, international cooperation for development has made a strategic contribution to strengthening the capacities for the design and implementation of quality public policies, the promotion and protection of human rights, gender equality, environmental protection, the introduction of renewable energy and local development, among other issues. In the last ten years, Uruguay has strengthened its ties with the countries of the region and the South, sharing their successful experiences in development through South-South, triangular and regional cooperation. According to the Document that summaries the International Cooperation Status in 2019, the Governance, Culture and sport sectors have been growing (regarding cooperation amounts) this is mainly explained by two big donations from China. In 2019, six Uruguayan theaters received audiovisual equipment for $ 3 million, donated by the Chinese Government, which includes a complete audio and monitoring system, lights, and lighting and sound consoles. With this material, the audio equipment in the main hall of the Solís Theater in Montevideo will be completely renovated and all the lights will be changed to LED technology. Speakers, powers, luminaires with LED technology and other equipment were donated by China to different national theaters, through a management of the Uruguayan Agency for International Cooperation (AUCI), the Directorate of Culture of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Relations with the Embassy of Uruguay in China and the Municipality of Montevideo. After receiving the equipment, a Chinese delegation will train the technicians of each cultural space. One of the strategic lines mentioned in the 2030 Cooperation Policy is to promote the strengthening of regional and Ibero-American spaces as platforms for positioning of Latin America in the global scenario of international cooperation. In this order, we can find the interest that exists on the part of the international cooperation policy to continue strengthening ties with Ibero-America by positioning the topics of interest to Latin America, in this sense, the Programs, Initiatives and Affiliated Projects of the Ibero-American Cooperation, are initiatives of great importance for the country. Currently, the National Cultural Directorate participates in: IberMedia, IberEscena, IberCultura Viva, IberMúsicas, IberMuseos. The National Directorate of Culture provides an economic contribution to these programs and receives a return with the development of initiatives, projects and exchange programs for artists and training for technicians.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Uruguay's International Cooperation Policy for Sustainable Development by 2030 does not yet have an evaluation and the IBER specific programs have their own Evaluation and in turn SEGIB collaborates with these evaluation processes.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Iber Programmes over 1 million in the past 4 years.

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO

Goal 4 - Promote Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Gender Equality

Ministries, governmental agencies and/or parliamentary bodies in charge of gender equality: 
Exist but are not relevant for artists and cultural professionals
Policies and measures to support the full participation of women in cultural life have been implemented during the last 4 years: 
YES
Policies and measures have been adopted to support the recognition and advancement of women as artists, cultural professionals and/or creative entrepreneurs, (e.g. ensure equal pay for equal work or equal access to funding, coaching or mentoring schemes, anti-discrimination measures, etc.): 
NO
Data is regularly collected and disseminated to monitor: 
-
Percentage of total public funds given to female artists and cultural producers: 
49.00%
2019
Percentage of women/men in decision-making /managerial positions in public and private cultural and media: 
5/20 data from National Cultural Directorate from period 2016-2019. (Includes directions and coordination positions of Dirección Nacional de Cultura; Dirección General de Programas Culturales; Fondos; área Letras; área Música; Instituto Artes Visuales; INAE. Museums: Colección García Uriburu; Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo; Espacio Idea; Museo de Artes Decorativas; Museo del Carnaval; Museo Figari; Museo Gurvich; Museo Histórico Nacional; Museo Nacional de Antropología; Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales; Museo Nacional de Historia Natural; Museo Vivo del Títere; Museo Zorrilla.
Percentage of works from female/male artists displayed / projected in important festivals of the arts and cultural industries (film, book publishing, music industry etc.): 
NO DATA The data provided in "percentage of total public funds given to female artists and cultural producers" and "percentage of women receiving art national prizes/awards" takes into account years 2018-2019 and these funds and prizes: Funds: Fondos Concursables, Fondo de Estímulo a la Formación y Creación Artística, Fondo Regional. Prizes: Premio Nacional de Artes Visuales, Premio de Ilustración, Premio de Fotogafía del Uruguay, Premios Nacionales de Literatura, Premios Nacionales de Música.
Percentage of women receiving art national prizes/awards: 
32.00%
2019
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Measures on PUBLIC VISIBILITY ON WOMEN IN ART AND CULTURE

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
National Cultural Directorate - Ministry of Education and Culture
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Music
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The National Cultural Directorate has developed strategies to reinforce the presence of women in production and committed to producing gender sensitive programming for the activity field of arts, culture and media, and the production of art and culture through gender perspective, including mainstreaming and budgeting. Activities: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY From 2016 to 2018, on the international women's day has developed activities to acknowledge and honor the achievements of women in different cultural domains. 2016 - “Politics is woman” - tribute to Uruguayan women highlighting national laws with gender content as historic milestones that have shaped a fairer society. In this context, workshops, photographic exhibitions of women and with the perspective of gender and musical performances of women were held. 2017- “More equality, Sate commitment” - Reaffirmation of the slogan established by the National Gender Commission for 2016. 2018 “Long live women” - Vertigo Gallery Project for Amnesty International Mexico whose objective is to raise awareness about violence against women. In this context, the National culture directorate, together with Amnesty International, co -organized the exhibition to stop violence against women, achieving the participation of Uruguayan women artist in this exhibition. The National Cultural Directorate has developed strategies to reinforce the presence of women in production, including mainstreaming and budgeting for the activity field of arts, culture and media, and the production of art and culture through gender perspective. URBANO CENTRAL In the framework of the Urban Cultural Center (Cultural center of the Cultural Citizenship area of the DNC for people in street situations) the gender perspective is a cross- cutting axis of work. Specific cultural actions are developed that promote them. Between 2016 and 2019 there have been cycles of artistics workshops and a cycle of f with gender themes. USINAS CULTURALES Within the framework of the Usinas Culturales program, whose central objective is to promote the creative potential of citizens through the use of theses new technologies, through regional center equipped with music recording rooms and equipment for media production, have been developed media and sound projects with a gender perspective and the participation of women artists in these spaces was also encouraged. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PERFORMING ARTS· The National Institute of Performing Arts sponsors different performing arts works that work on gender themes CONTEST FUND FOR CULTURE The contest fund for culture is created by law and is a program that allocates public funds to cultural artistic projects through contests. Throughout these years, various projects have been financed, some of which include topics related to gender and sexual diversity.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The commemorative pursuit to empower and recognize the achievement of professional woman in the cultural and art area. Artistic and cultural programmes incorporated the gender perspective and promoted the participation of professional women in the area.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

NO DATA

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO

FORTALECIDAS - STRENGTHENING OF WOMEN FUND

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Montevideo Major Office
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The Women's Empowerment Fund is an instrument to build gender equality held between 2018 and 2019, aimed at groups interested in developing projects and / or actions that promote the empowerment of women. In this context, the major office from Montevideo has made calls for the presentation of proposals that contribute to gender equality. The proposals included the cultural field on different topics: prevention of gender-based violence, street harassment, co-responsibility in care, sexual and reproductive rights, participation, among others.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Cultural projects organized by women that include the gender perspective were developed
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

NO DATA

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO

Artistic Freedom

The constitution and/or national regulatory frameworks formally acknowledge: 
The right of artists to create without censorship or intimidation
The right of artists to disseminate and/or perform their artistic works
The right for all citizens to freely enjoy artistic works both in public and in private
The right for all citizens to take part in cultural life without restrictions
Independent bodies are established to receive complaints and/or monitor violations and restrictions to artistic freedom: 
YES
Initiatives to protect artists at risk or in exile have been developed or supported by public authorities during the last 4 years (e.g. providing safe houses, guidance and training, etc.): 
NO
Measures and initiatives intended to ensure transparent decision-making on government funding/ state grants and awards for artists exist (e.g. through independent committees, etc.): 
YES
Social protection measures that take the professional status of artists into account have been adopted or revised in the last 4 years (e.g. health insurance, retirement schemes, unemployment benefits, etc.): 
YES
Economic measures that take the status of artists into account have been adopted or revised in the last 4 years (e.g. collective agreements, income tax and other regulatory frameworks, etc.): 
NO
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Public calls for contest funds for culture.

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
National Cultural Directorate - Fondos para la Cultura.
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Design
Media Arts
Music
Performing Arts
Publishing
Visual Arts
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The Regulatory Decree n°364/007 (2007) regulates the registration of cultural artistic promotion projects of the contest fund for culture and the national council for the evaluation and promotion of cultural artistic projects. In article 6 it is established that the decision-making must be done by a jury board and that the Ministry of Culture must make public calls for contest funds. The juries committees integration is responsibility of the administrators ensuring the plurality of artistic and cultural expressions. Decision of the jury: the jurors make a list of found priority, in which the cultural artistic interest of the projects is established. The committee has technical autonomy, and must consider that the project selected does not violate the values ​​of human dignity and Human Rights.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Cultural Information System (SIC) made a report of the juries contracted for the contest funds by the National Cultural Directorate in 10 years from 2006-2016. Considering from 2007 to 2016 in Fondo Concursable para la Cultura, Fondo para el Desarrollo de Infraestructuras Culturales en el interior del país and Fondo de Estímulo a la Formación y Creación Artística participated 573 cultural professionals in the role of jury. From 2016 till now all these fund contests continue with the designation of committees of jurys.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Since the fund contest started in 2007 to 2016 the average budget for jurys of Fondos Concursables was $15.811.
Since the fund contest started in 2012 to 2016 the average budget for jurys for Fondo de Estimulo a la Formacion y Creacion Artistica was $11.007.
Since the fund contest started in 2009 till 2015 the jurys of Fondo para el Desarrollo de Infraestructuras Culturales en el interior del pais were honorary, then in 2016 they started to be paid a budget of $15.000.
From 2016 till now the data of the average budget is not available. Will be soon processed by SIC considering the five years period between 2017 and 2021.

Gender-Based Law of Violence Against Women (19.580).

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
National Institute of Human Rights (INDDHH)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The purpose of this law is to guarantee the effective enjoyment of the right of women to a life free of gender-based violence. It includes women of all ages, trans women, of various sexual orientations, socioeconomic status, territorial belonging, belief, cultural and ethnic-racial origin or disability, without any distinction or discrimination. Comprehensive prevention, care, protection, punishment and reparation mechanisms, measures and policies are established.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
As an example of the results achieved within the framework of this measure, the following are observed: police training and the increase of specialized units.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Measures and Initiatives reported by Civil Society Organizations

Describe how the CSO form has been used to promote collaboration with CSOs in the preparation of this report, including the distribution of the form and the modalities of collection and analysis of the information received. Please indicate the percentage of measures and initiatives received that have been considered as relevant by the Party and included in the QPR.: 
In the first instance, the CSO form was translated into Spanish and published on the online culture platform: https://culturaenlinea.uy/opportunity/single/924/. Likewise, the document that describes the objectives of the convention was translated into Spanish and includes some clarifications as examples in the fields that the CSO must complete. The period it was open the form online was from 30/06/2020 to 01/09/2020, and we receive only two complete forms from the CSO.
GOAL 1 - Support sustainable systems of governance for culture: 
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GOAL 2 - Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase the mobility of artists and cultural professionals: 
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GOAL 3 - Integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks: 
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GOAL 4 - Promote human rights and fundamental freedoms: 
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On the basis of the analysis of the responses provided through the CSO form, present up to ten main priorities of CSOs to implement the Convention over the next four years.: 
One of the cultural organizations that fill the form explained that in the last four years (2016-2019) cultural and creative sectors and diversity of cultural expressions were also promoted by various candombe activities, such as workshops and photographic exhibitions. Those activities were done with the aim of value and promote an autochthonous musical genre, contributing to social integration by an artistic expression and to spread knowledge about an important part of cultural patrimony. The other cultural organization that fill the form explained that in the last four years (2016-2019) video games, technology and pop culture conventions took place in some uruguayan cities, with the objective of decentralizing cultural expressions of those creative sectors. Those events were organized in coordination with national and local government institutions and had an attendance of thousand participants.

Emerging Transversal Issues

Relevant Policies and Measures: 
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Challenges and Achievements

Describe the main results achieved to implement the Convention (at least one major achievement in one of the four goals): 
or the first time in the history of Uruguay, the Presidency of the Republic embarked on the process to make, with experts, stakeholders and civil society all over the country, a National Development Strategy. Added to this, and in parallel, the National Directorate of Culture together with the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of the Republic, led the discussion process around the National Plan of Culture. There, workshops were held with different public actors and Organized Civil Society. In terms of cultural policies and actions in the territory, the Cultural Spots Programme was created in 2017, and its main characteristic is the close and horizontal relationship with civil society. In addition to this, the Congress of Intendants (a body that brings together all the mayors of the 19 departments of Uruguay), recognizes in the National Network of Cultural Directorates its counterpart to work on cultural issues that concern the second level of government. Both examples, as well as the continuity of other actions and policies of territorial anchoring, have promoted decentralization and local autonomy. In terms of Creative Industries there have been great advances and specific programs. Thus, for example, within the framework of the National Development Strategy, a Strategic Map of Creative Industries was produced through a consultative process. Besides, the National Research and Innovation Agency (ANII), in agreement with the BIDLab, created the Creative Industries Program that is in charge of financing training and collaboration activities and the development of awareness, through coordinated actions between creative industries, institutions and other relevant actors, to generate new alliances and joint actions. The audiovisual cash rebate for Uruguay was also promoted, it is a key instrument for internationalization not yet available in the country; as well as the first local market for creative industries (MICUy). One of the strongest points is that the Culture Information System continues working in the recollection of cultural data and the realization of a new Satellite Account on Culture for the country was planned.
Describe the main challenges encountered to implement the Convention and the main solutions found or envisaged to overcome them: 
Uruguay presents challenges in the development of actions in digital cultural and creative industries markets. For example the development of media arts training and other strategies about digital content and online media. Also it’s important to strengthen cultural sector professionalization through economic and work stimuli and regulation. The recognition of women as artists and cultural professionals and foreign artists who mobilize in our country is important in that sense. We have the challenge to guarantee equality in every aspect, access, payment, etc. Policies oriented to guarantee media diversity and sociocultural programming (children, youth, people with disabilities, etc.) are important too.
Describe the steps planned in the next four years to further implement the Convention and the priority areas identified for future policy action based on the conclusions of the current reporting process: 
It is the objective of the Ministry of Education and Culture through the National Directorate of Culture to continue working on strategic lines that promote full compliance with the precepts established in the Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions. For this, strategic lines have been outlined that foresee the strengthening and visibility of the cultural industries, creating for this purpose the Orange Economy Management, whose objective is to develop the economic potential of the cultural and creative sector, generating conditions of sustainability of the organizations and agents that comprise it, through activities related to the creation, production and commercialization of goods and services for the protection of intellectual property rights. Actions will be carried out both for training, certification of competences and professionalization of the artistic sectors in synergy with different national and international agencies and institutions, which will result, among other things, in the formalization of the cultural sector. These actions will also entail a greater positioning of projects both nationally and internationally, raising the competitive level in various markets. We believe in the premise that the resistance of a chain is given by the weakest link, therefore, the Department of Creative Industries will work directly with organized artistic groups, identifying in each one of the productive chains, the weakest links to be able to positively intervene in them. The National Institutes of Music, Visual Arts, Audiovisual, Book and Performing Arts have been created by law and are, together with the museums, within a new Artistic Management. The institutes have substantially increased their budgets, which will sustainably support the promotion, research and internationalization plans of each artistic sector. In terms of decentralization -from the new Territorial Management Department-, through the creation of National Cultural Centers throughout the national territory, nodes with expansive capacity will operate both in production, circulation and therefore, in cultural consumption. Likewise, the Competitive Funds for culture that promote artistic creation are maintained and reinforced and, the policy of tax incentives has also been reactivated to incorporate the private sector in supporting such projects, thus promoting that become sustainable. . It is planned to update the Satellite Account on Culture in all artistic sectors in order to quantify the real value of culture as an engine of development and as a way to identify all the actors in each production chain. The creation of the Cultural Tourism program, in turn, aims to generate, in addition to content with potential commercial value, social inclusion through the development of local capacities, fostering diversity and weighing innovation and creativity as differential factors in the sector.

Annexes

Please upload relevant documents (law, policy, agreement, regulation, strategy, etc.), studies and statistics in PDF format related to the implementation of the 4 goals and the 11 areas of monitoring of the Convention in your country. The documents should have been produced during the reporting period covered by this periodic report. Please provide the title and a description of the main content of the document in English or French.: 

Submission

Designated official signing the report: 
Title: 
Ms.
First name: 
Carla
Family name: 
Redaelli
Organization: 
National Directorate of Culture
Position: 
Orange Economy Manager
Date of submission: 
2020
Electronic Signature: 
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