Cultural Domains:
Funds Allocated:
US$ 77 777.00
Beneficiary countries:
Applicant:
Ventana a la Diversidad (Window to Diversity)
Start date
May 2018
End date
Oct 2019

About the project:

Ventana a la Diversidad, an international non-governmental organization, committed to strengthening intercultural innovative approaches and networks based on new technologies, proposes to:

1) Design and implement the VEDI Campus, a blended-learning platform for cultural entrepreneurs;

2) Develop and implement VEDI Space, a creative entrepreneurial incubator for young people comprised of an innovative ICT-base for cultural and creative industries;

3) Design and implement a promotional campaign around E4D’s methodology at the national, regional and international levels.

Entrepreneurs for Diversity (E4D): Strengthening regional creative industries in Mesoamerica

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Project implementation period: 
2018 to 2019
About the project: 

Ventana a la Diversidad, an international non-governmental organization, committed to strengthening intercultural innovative approaches and networks based on new technologies, proposes to:

1) Design and implement the VEDI Campus, a blended-learning platform for cultural entrepreneurs;

2) Develop and implement VEDI Space, a creative entrepreneurial incubator for young people comprised of an innovative ICT-base for cultural and creative industries;

3) Design and implement a promotional campaign around E4D’s methodology at the national, regional and international levels.

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Beneficiary countries: 
Guatemala
Mexico
Funds allocated (in USD): 
USD77777.00
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Main activities :
Short Description: 
  • Creation of VEDI Campus, an e-learning platform made up of pedagogical modules designed on the basis of an operational planning, approved by project partners.
  • Selection of 50 students from marginalized and indigenous communities in Guatemala and Mexico through a gender and cultural diversity-sensitive approach, following an open call.
  • VEDI Campus is implemented though 50 training hours and student tutoring to complete a cultural entrepreneurship project proposal.
  • Implementation of two VEDI Space incubators and a laboratory for creative industries. Two spaces are fully equipped, and local experts from Mesoamerican regions in Mexico and Guatemala are trained in the usage of VEDI Space facilities.
  • Implementation of 2 VEDI Space incubators and launch of the project’s pilot phase  in both Mexico and Guatemala, including the training of local staff in the use of equipment, tools and methodological approach.
  • Development of two project proposals by two teams of around 20 young cultural entrepreneurs from Guatemala and Mexico, to be presented to networks of potential customers, investors and incubators.
  • Creation and dissemination of promotional videos and social media publications describing the process behind the creation and the pilot implementation of VEDI Campus and VEDI Space.
  • Promotion of the E4D methodology among the VEDI network, potential partners, donors and policymakers at the national (Guatemala and Mexico), regional (Latin America) and international levels.
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How does this project contribute to the implementation of the 2005 Convention?
Short Description: 
  • Promotes mechanisms and networks to improve access to regional and global markets for Mesoamerican cultural goods and facilitates the mobility of young indigenous artists and cultural professionals. By creating a brand and providing over 15 mobility grants, collaborative networks and multimedia tools are established.
  • Contributes to the sustainable development of cultural and creative industries in Mesoamerica through innovative business models and digital solutions. An innovative model will be introduced for capacity building through a blended e-learning platform, mentoring programs and incubators for young cultural entrepreneurs from underprivileged, marginalized and/or underrepresented groups from Guatemala and Mexico.
  • Involves professional capacity development activities targeting women as cultural entrepreneurs and focused on improving gender balance in the digital creative industries – setting a goal of a 6:4 female to male ratio for participants attending the campus and incubators and providing focused training to women to address any existing capacity inequalities.
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Organization: 
Ventana a la Diversidad (Window to Diversity)
Family name: 
Maceiras Gómez
Given name: 
Guillermo Martín
Position: 
Cofounder and Creative Director
Year of application: 
2017
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