Colombia 2017 report

Policies and Measures
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Promotion and support of the national audiovisual content industry National financial, institutional
Cultural strengthening of community and public radio National financial, institutional
National Arts Policies: National Music for Coexistence Plan, National Dance Plan, National Theater Plan, National Arts Plan National institutional
Cultural Communication, childhood and youth National institutional
Promotion of the use of copyright National institutional
Culture Satellite Account National institutional
Strengthening and diffusion of National Television, RTVC and ANTV National financial, institutional
Formalization and strengthening of the sector of public spectacles of the performing arts - Law 1493 of 2011 National legislative
Promotion of the cinematographic activity in Colombia, Law 814 of 2003 or Film Act, and promotion of the national territory as stage for the filming of cinematographic works, Law 1556 of 2012 or Colombia Filming Act National legislative
Policy for Entrepreneurship and Cultural Industries National financial, institutional
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Community Radios for Peace and Coexistence National institutional
Memorandum of Understanding - Ministry of Culture, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation National institutional
Iber programs and agreements National, International financial, institutional
Agreement on film co-production between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the French Republic International institutional
Ibero-American Cinematographic Intervention Agreement International financial, institutional
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Non-conforming measures in the FTA with the United States, and general reservations of the FTA with the European Union for the protection of national cultural content and promotion of the access of national content National, International regulatory
Non-conforming measures of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States for the protection of radio and television National regulatory
Non-conforming measures of the Free Trade Agreements with the US and the EU for the protection of ethnic minorities and their traditional expressions National, International regulatory
Cultural Industries Market of the South MICSUR International institutional
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Territorial Strategy Local, National institutional
Nodes of Cultural Entrepreneurship Local, National financial, institutional
Training Strategy in Cultural Entrepreneurship Local, National institutional
Social Laboratories of Culture and Entrepreneurship (LASO) Local, National institutional
V. National Cultural Concertation Program National financial, institutional
National Stimulus Program National financial, institutional
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
Name of the measure Scope of the measure Nature
Technical Group of Culture of the Pacific Alliance Regional, International institutional
Cultural Information System of Mercosur - SICSUR Regional, International institutional
Program of harmonization of statistics and Satellite Accounts of Culture Regional, International institutional
Expreso Sur Project Regional, International financial, institutional
Retina Latina: a Website to Stream Latin American Cinema Regional, National, International institutional
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Strengthening and diffusion of National Television, RTVC and ANTV

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

Señal Colombia, public educational and cultural channel

• To be the TV channel that develops innovative content that brings Colombians closer to the cultural diversity of the country.

• To be a mirror of its audience. The channel reflects national identity from all aspects of diversity (ethnic, cultural, social, gender, etc.).

• To be an educational resource. The channel develops and presents non-formal educational content that enables and promotes knowledge.

• To be a useful tool in the construction of citizenship and dissemination of cultural and democratic values.

• To be a cultural experience in itself. The channel’s content touches and impacts the lives of its audience through creativity, innovation, entertainment, mobilization and experimentation.

• To be a window to the world and its cultures. The channel serves as the stage where local stories circulate with universal reach and universal stories with local significance.

• To facilitate the circulation of its content in the available media. The services and content offer of the channel grows and expands according to the technological possibilities.

Ethnic Television Project-ANTV

To provide access and active participation of ethnic groups in the creation of the Ethnic Television project in Colombia.

Promotion of the audiovisual industry-ANTV

To ensure the development and consolidation of public television and promote the television industry.

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: 

Señal Colombia, public educational and cultural channel

  • Managing content for 4 programming modules: children, fiction, non-fiction and cultural and sports specials.
  • Promoting the production of independent audiovisual content through open calls, co-productions and acquisitions.
  • Creating spaces for audience participation in productions and in digital environments.

Ethnic Television Project-ANTV

  • Its main characteristic is to be a means of access to and production of audiovisual content, providing visibility to ethnic groups.

Promotion of the audiovisual industry-ANTV

  • It is a measure that provides financing and thus strengthens the creation, production and editing processes of public television and of the audiovisual industry in general.

 

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?: 

Señal Colombia, public educational and cultural channel

To keep the editorial independence of the audiovisual content in the face of political and institutional dynamics. Also, to be a reflection of the cultural diversity of the country.

Ethnic Television Project

Indigenous peoples:

• Creation of administrative acts that regulate television production and broadcasting for indigenous or autochthonous peoples.

• Formulation and implementation of a television plan for indigenous peoples.

• Production and broadcast of indigenous television programs.

• Joint studies to provide solutions for the access to television by indigenous peoples.

Rrom:

• Fully formulated and implemented action plans.

• Formulation and joint agreement of the Rrom TV plan.

Promotion of the audiovisual industry

The main expected result is to strengthen the development of public television and the promotion of the audiovisual industry in the country.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Radio Televisión Nacional de Colombia (RTVC) with support from ANTV.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Señal Colombia

2012-2015: $26.166.594 USD

Ethnic Television Project

2016: $479.796 USD

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?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

There's a constant activity of monitoring and review of action plans.

RTVC- Señal Colombia

45 television productions

13 special projects

20 coproductions

10 self productions

2 Special coproductions projects and 10 special projects

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

RTVC

Number of coproductions

Number of self productions

Special coproductions projects and special projects

ANTV

To measure the number of regulatory concepts within the legal basis in relation to the received ones.

Open television: allocation of radio spectrum

Open television: Assignation of radioelectronic espectrum

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Formalization and strengthening of the sector of public spectacles of the performing arts - Law 1493 of 2011

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

To recognize, formalize, promote and regulate the industry of public spectacles of the performing arts: "to democratize local production and innovation, diversify the supply of goods and services, expand the access thereof to a larger population, increase competitiveness and  create economic flows, tax incentives and alternative forms of financing; similarly, to secure the diverse manifestations of the performing arts that are not sustainable by themselves but that are fundamental for the construction of the social base and the processes of cultural identity of the country" (Law 1493 of 2011, Section 2).

The Public Spectacles Act, Law 1493 of 2011, whose implementation is the responsibility of the national and municipal governments, is mainly targeted at producers of public events in the performing arts, box office operators and stage managers, who have benefits and responsibilities associated with the execution of public spectacles.

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: 

 

  1. Formalization: Registration of producers of public spectacles of the performing arts, authorization of online ticketing operators, registration of events in the Single Portal of the Law on Public Spectacles of the Performing Arts - PULEP.
  2. Control: Permission or authorization for carrying out public spectacles in the performing arts.
  3. Increased resources for the sector: Collection and remittance of the parafiscal contributions to public spectacles of the performing arts, which are invested in the construction, adaptation and endowment of venues.
  4. Tax benefits and incentives in national and territorial taxes.
  5. Strengthening the powers of inspection, monitoring and control of the National Government over collective management companies of copyright and related rights.
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?: 

The expected results raised in the framework of the Public Spectacles Act are:

1. To reduce the tax burden.

2. To simplify the number of procedures and requirements.

3. To generate new resources for investment in the improvement of public and private scenarios for the diffusion of the performing arts.

4. To increase the cultural offer in the performing arts and encourage the access thereto by the population.

5. To promote the international circulation of artists in Colombian territory.

In addition, some challenges are foreseen in a medium term not exceeding four years, namely:

1. To address the mechanisms of collection and control of new technologies for the sale of tickets and the entrance to public spectacles of the performing arts.

2. Integration and articulated work between the competent entities of the national and the municipal governments.

3. Development of a relevant, diversified, qualified and sustainable cultural infrastructure for the staging and circulation of public spectacles of the performing arts in different formats.

4. Regulation and implementation of Law 1801 of 2016 – National Code of Police and Coexistence–, which modifies aspects regarding the authorization of gatherings which constitute public spectacles.

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

Assigned resources (appropriation) by the Ministry of Culture for the implementation and operation of Law 1493 of 2011

2012: $83.415,36

2013: $321.044,46

2014: $374.872,54

2015: $273.077,81

2016: $327.763,54

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

Producers of public spectacles of the performing arts (private), box-office operators of the same (private) and those responsible for the venues and cultural infrastructure for the performing arts (private and public), who have participated in the formulation, implementation, appropriation or fulfillment of the Public Spectacles Act.

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?: 

3438 Registered producers on the Single Portal of the Law on Public Spectacles of the Performing Arts - PULEP since 2012

13 authorizations of online ticketing operators

2617 registered events on the Single Portal of the Law on Public Spectacles of the Performing Arts – PULEP

$11.085.977 USD collected of the cultural parafiscal contribution since 2012 to 2016

Beside the intern evaluation process, in 2014 the Econometría Consultores company, developed a results study on the implementation of the 1493 Law, that can be consulted on tne next Link: http://pulep.mincultura.gov.co/Aplicacion/portal/estudios.html 

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

Registered producers on the Single Portal of the Law on Public Spectacles of the Performing Arts - PULEP

uthorization of online ticketing operators,

Number of registered events on the Single Portal of the Law on Public Spectacles of the Performing Arts – PULEP

Collection of the cultural parafiscal contribution, per year

Annual implementation of the resources of the parafiscal cultural contribution 2012-2016

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Promotion of the cinematographic activity in Colombia, Law 814 of 2003 or Film Act, and promotion of the national territory as stage for the filming of cinematographic works, Law 1556 of 2012 or Colombia Filming Act

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • To promote a progressive, harmonious and equitable development of national cinematography and, in general, to promote the cinematographic activity in Colombia.
  • To promote the Colombian film industry and bring to light the national territory and its cultural heritage as elements for the filming of audiovisual productions; through the latter, encourage tourism and a positive image of the country, as well as the development of an outstanding cinematographic industry.
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: 

Law 814 of 2003 – Film Act

Adopts measures of promotion that enable productive return scenarios for various links of the film industry; stimulates investment in the production of the goods and services included in this cultural industry; empowers the film industry as a whole, fostering conditions of participation, protection and competitiveness.

Tax Incentives

They favor film producers with an important source of financing, encouraging individuals and private companies to make contributions to and invest in film projects with the granting of tax incentives.

Film Development Fund

As a mechanism to promote the Film Act, the Film Development Fund (Fondo para el Desarrollo Cinematográfico) receives money collected through the parafiscal fee paid by exhibitors, distributors and producers as a result of the screening of international cinematographic works in the country.

Exhibit Incentives

Film exhibitors will be able to deduct directly, as an incentive to their activity, 6.25 percentage points of the contribution on their charge when they screen Colombian short films, certified according to the norms.

 

Law 1556 of 2012 – Colombia Filming Act

Creation of the Colombia Film Fund: Special account of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, whose resources are destined to the payment of cash rebates, administrative costs and investment in promotional activities of Colombia as a film location.

Cash rebate: The companies producing cinematographic works – shot totally or partially within the Colombian territory – who have signed Colombia Film Contracts, will receive a cash rebate equivalent to 40% of the value of the expenses incurred in the country for cinematographic services contracted with Colombian companies and 20% of the value of expenses in hotels, food and transportation, provided that the conditions set out in the resource allocation manual are met.

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?: 
  • Strengthening of cinematographic production companies, increased production and co-production of feature films and national short films and a rise in audience numbers for Colombian films.
  • Law 1556 of 2012 is expected to have as a result six films shot annually in the country.

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Law 814 of 2003: Ministry of Culture - Directorate of Cinematography
Law 1556 of 2012: Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Law 814:

Certificates in film investments and contributions

From 2004 to 2016: $83.228.650 USD

Through the Film Development Fund (FDC):

2004: $1.963.162,62 USD

2005: $3.388.362,07 USD

2006: $3.121.739,79 USD

2007: $3.956.022,81 USD

2008: $4.473.467,39 USD

2009: $4.172.908,10 USD

2010: $6.132.072,99 USD

2011: $9.793.471,38 USD

2012: $11.046.973,97 USD

2013: $10.495.478,62 USD

2014: $9.226.862,87 USD

2015: $7.191.777,08 USD

2016: $8.112.803,10 USD

Law 1556: $18.273.179 USD appropriated from 2013 to 2016 for the Colombia Film Fund.

$584.911.424 USD delivered in cash rebates, part of which is returned to the National Treasury through fees, taxes, and permits.

Through the Colombia Film Fund (FFC):

2013: $1.840.655 USD

2014:  $5.764.040 USD

2015: $4.895.375 USD

 2016: $5.757.494 USD

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
The National Council for the Arts and Culture in Cinematography (CNACC)
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 

Law 814 of 2003 – Film Act

The National Council for the Arts and Culture in Cinematography (CNACC), which is made up of representatives of the sector, namely: The Minister of Culture, the Director of Cinematography, producers, distributors, exhibitors, directors, artists, technicians, departmental and district councils and two film specialists. The Technical Secretariat is in the charge of Proimágenes Colombia.

The Mixed Fund for Film Promotion, Proimágenes Colombia, whose board is made up in part by representatives of public entities: The Minister of Culture, the Director of Cinematography, the Minister of Education, the Rector of the National University of Colombia, the Director of Taxes and National Customs; and by representatives of privately owned organizations: Cine Colombia, Asociación Colombiana de Distribuidores de Cine (Colombian Association of Film Distributors), Fundación Patrimonio Fílmico Colombiano (Colombian Film Heritage Foundation), a representative of the production sector and a representative for the directors.

Name: 
Colombia Filming Act
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 

Law 1556 of 2012 – Colombia Filming Act

Colombian Film Promotion Committee

Mixed Fund for Film Promotion - Proimágenes Colombia

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?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The evaluations take place once a year by the CNACC when the action plan is being discussed. Also, in 2014 the National Cinematography Meeting took place and the policies were evaluated, and, along with the Civil Society, a plan for the 2022 national cinematography was built. The main conlusion of the results of the 814 law, is the increase number of productions since 2003 and for the 1556 law, is the number of international production companies that are choosing Colombia as a shooting scenario and the number of jobs these companies are generating in the country, among others.

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

Number of produced feature films and short films since the 814  law

Number of films shot in Colombia since the 1556 law

Number of jobs granted by the international production companies that are being shot in Colombia thanks to the 1556 Law

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Promotion and support of the national audiovisual content industry

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • To promote the production of cultural content along different media.
  • To support and strengthen the public television system (national, local and community channels)
  • To support ethnic communities in the production of their own content.    
  • To co-produce high-impact audiovisual cultural content for the country and the region.
  • To design a varied dissemination strategy for the audiovisual cultural content supported by the Ministry, especially in collaboration with the channels of the public television system in Colombia.
  • To conduct training workshops around the non-fiction audiovisual genre.
  • To improve the quality of television products in the regions by means of training and production assistance.
  • To take on actions aimed at identifying or updating the communication dynamics and actors of border territories.
  • To structure working models that contribute to the production and circulation of digital cultural content in border areas, based on the practices developed in the production centers donated by the Government of Japan.
  • To implement strategies that contribute to the sustainability of the production centers donated by the Government of Japan and the processes of communication / culture generated from them.
  • To give visibility and recognition to the Las Fronteras Cuentan (The Borders Matter) project: production centers of digital cultural content.  
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: 

Support and strengthen the public television system (national, local and community channels), with cultural content. Support ethnic communities in the production of their own content, strengthening creative capacities through training and offering assistance for distribution. An increase in the free annual licensing of cultural content produced, co-produced or supported by the Ministry of Culture to the 10 public television channels of the country. Co-production of television series with Colombian and Latin American channels, of which the following have been produced: Hechos de Corazón, Danza Colombia. Co-production of series with Latin American producers: DOCTV Latinoamérica, Expreso Ventana Andina: Historias de vida en fronteras, Expreso Colombia, Andares, Andares por Colombia.

Creation of social awareness, using the potential of the documentary as an audiovisual genre, through the project Taller del Recuerdo (Living Memory Workshop). This measure is aimed at audience training (in culture, art, productive chains and television) and is directed to children and young people between ages 8 and 27 and seniors. To provide support to the communication processes that take place in border regions, through the strengthening of production centers such as cultural companies and entrepreneurship nodes, benefiting population such as broadcasters from community radio stations, indigenous people, cultural managers, creation groups, universities, and social and cultural organizations in the border departments.

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 production of fiction and non-fiction content for television and for digital platforms (web and digital universe); production of documentaries in community channels and encouragement of training processes.

Increase in the co-production of audiovisual creations. Since 2012, with the implementation of the program, 16 audiovisual products have been completed, between series and stand-alone episodes.

Increase in licensing of content for broadcast. With the implementation of the policy, the 10 public television channels have benefited from the licensing of content, receiving 88 hours of quality cultural programming from 2012 to 2016. 

Increase in the number of audiovisual productions (production, distribution, training, management and entrepreneurship).

Creation of content focused in the culture of the border territories.

Dissemination: Las Fronteras Cuentan, a platform where digital pieces produced by content creators are constantly circulating.

Training: The content creators who go through the different training modules specialize in creating narratives about culture and the frontier in their territories.

Management and entrepreneurship: The five Production Centers are in the process of consolidation as cultural industries in each of their regions.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Directorate of Communications, Ministry of Culture and ANTV (National Television Authority)
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Promotion of the production of cultural content in the media (National Incentives Program): Since 2012, the allocation for this policy has been $1.332.858 USD

Co-production of cultural audiovisual content: Since 2012, the allocation for this policy has been $1.222.490,69 USD

Promotion of the circulation of content co-produced or supported by the Ministry of Culture through public television channels in the country: Since 2012, the allocation for this policy has been $$380.409USD.

Promotion of audiovisual training for producers of cultural content and the youth and children audience: For 2016, the allocation for this policy $$21.874USD

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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Cultural strengthening of community and public radio

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

Directorate of Communications

To strengthen community and public interest broadcasters as agents of cultural creation, so they may host the expressions of different groups of citizens, fostering plural participation and the recognition of cultural diversity as factors that contribute to the construction of a culture of peace among Colombians.

National Radio of Colombia

• To produce and disseminate inclusive, cultural and general interest content that contributes to the visibility of diversity, promotes participation and democratic values, and helps to build an informed society.

• To improve the citizenry’s appropriation of public radio in Colombia.

• To strengthen the expansion of Colombian public radio through the consolidation of decentralized teams and their content.     

Radiónica

• To create inclusive, cultural, formative and public interest content for the young Colombian population, as well as communication proposals that allow the joint building of content between broadcasters and listeners.

• To promote artistic, environmental and technological creation and management skills among Colombia's young population and content that promotes diversity, historic memory and multiculturalism in that audience.

• To create decentralized content for the young population of the regions that is connected to the mission statement of the broadcaster.

-To improve the positioning of national public radio.  

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: 

Directorate of Communications

Training: seeks to promote spaces for the exchange of knowledge and training of content producers in an integral way, from the social, political, organizational and technical dimensions. 

Production: granting of economic incentives for the production of radio broadcasts by radio stations or broadcaster groups and making of alliances for the production of series or programming slots. 

Dissemination strategies and platforms are provided for the circulation and appropriation of radio content that contributes to the construction of a culture of peace.

 

National Radio of Colombia

  • A programming grid and an annual proposal of content that is focused on cultural, musical, current events and living memory themed programs that inform and entertain.
  • Coverage and diffusion of the most important general news and current events in the fields of culture and music, and preservation of the sound archive.
  • Creation of special digital products related to life-changing events in the national news, which can be accessed later online by listeners and internet users.
  • Extension and consolidation of the programming grid with content generated by the regions, for the regions, in our own studios.
  • Inclusion in the programming grid of content focused on peace and reconciliation.

 

Radiónica

  • A programming grid for the traditional radio service and strategies for the development of digital content.
  • Promotion of the search for talented individuals and groups, as well as the positioning and projection of their proposals.
  • Creation and diffusion of content, both on the radio and online, that is able to project diversity, respect and multiculturality from the Colombian social and cultural fabric.
  • Creation of an online programming grid and content depository.
  • Staging of special events and coverage of the cultural, environmental, technological and entrepreneurial incursions of the young Colombian population.
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?: 

Directorate of Communications

The main expected result with the implementation of the measure is the creation of quality content produced by the community and public interest broadcasters in the country.

Other results are associated with the number of broadcasters and radio production groups trained through workshops and knowledge exchange sessions.

Finally, it is expected that the measure will allow the implementation of strategies for the dissemination and appropriation of the radio content made by producers, radio groups, and community and public interest radio stations.

The following results are a consequence of the implementation of the measure to date:

Granting of 58 economic and technical support incentives for the production of an equal number of radio slots and series.

Training of 1,230 producers of radio content through meetings, workshops, laboratories and diploma courses.

National Radio of Colombia

Strengthening of its content with a view to becoming the media of choice for the dissemination and preservation of the music, culture and traditions of the country.

Radiónica

To be the most important media for the cultural and educational furtherance of young Colombians.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies
Networks of community, university and regional public interest broadcasters
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Between 2012 and 2017, $654.165 USD

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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Policy for Entrepreneurship and Cultural Industries

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

To promote and strengthen cultural industries and entrepreneurship in Colombia through policy initiatives that contribute to the consolidation of all links in the production chain of this sector, within a framework of competitiveness and innovation for job creation and development.

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: 

Training for entrepreneurship: Implementing training and accompaniment processes in cultural entrepreneurship to develop the productive potential of each of the links in the value chain of the cultural industries, and their cross-sector activities Create and manage funding sources: The Cultural Entrepreneurship Group seeks to expand the funding for cultural entrepreneurship projects and cultural industries which promote and develop the use of new technologies in the different activities of the value chain. This is done through the creation and management of new lines of financing for cultural entrepreneurs Promote the dissemination of and access to cultural products and services: Designing platforms to stimulate the national and international dissemination of expressions and goods and services produced by cultural entrepreneurship, along with an internationalization strategy that allows the development of alliances between cultural entrepreneurship processes and cultural industries Foster institutional coordination: Promoting the coordination of agents, organizations, companies and institutions that are part of the ecosystem of cultural industries with the policies of economic and social development carried out by the State, to generate economic growth and social development in the regions, through: innovation, competitiveness and creation of spaces of work and exchange of experiences that will foster the appearance of networks between the projects of the cultural industries and those of cultural entrepreneurship in the country Generate research and knowledge for entrepreneurship and cultural industries: Producing information and knowledge on the economic and social impact and on the performance and problems of entrepreneurship and the different sectors of the cultural industries in the country, with the objective of providing input for the formulation of public policies that aim at strengthening cultural and social processes, and their productivity, at a national and local level

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. To position cultural industries as a sector that contributes significantly to the country's GDP, job creation and exports.

2. To position cultural industries as a profit-generating sector and a channel for both public and private investment, infrastructure improvement and the implementation of free zones for the activities of the different subsectors of culture.

3. To make the cultural sector a strategic axis of the sustainable and competitive development of our country, while raising its quality to the highest international standards.

4. To promote the generation of knowledge and research for efficient public policy decision-making.

5. To foster a business mentality within the artistic sector for the creation of cultural industries.

6. To improve education and investment in the new technologies to generate novel business models that make cultural entrepreneurship a profitable activity.

7. To articulate the policies of the Ministry of Culture with other public policies.

8. To consolidate a circulation and market development policy.

9. To participate constantly in the debate on the use of copyright versus the use of new technologies.

10. To consolidate a networked cultural entrepreneurship policy and program for the regions.

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 following investment resources of the Cultural Entrepreneurship Group have been allocated annually for the implementation of this initiative:

2009: $255.068

2010: $368.831

2011: $378.753

2012: $1.390.256

2013: $1.498.208

2014: $1.399.524

2015: $1.236.132

2016: $686.337

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

There have been stablished some partnership agreements with the following private and civil society organizations:

Revista Música Corporation

  • Poliedro Foundation
  • Radio Lem
  • Funcores
  • EAN, Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Javeriana, Antioquia, Caldas, Nacional, and Del Norte universities, among others.
  • The Artist's Attorney
  • OneRPM
  • National Learning System - SENA
  • Escuela Taller Foundation
  • Profesionales de Colombia Association
  • Creative Culture Center CECREA
  • Redlat
  • Cabildo Foundation
  • Lado B
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
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

National Arts Policies: National Music for Coexistence Plan, National Dance Plan, National Theater Plan, National Arts Plan

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • Strengthen the artistic creation and artistic production of various disciplines as well as the ones with an interdisciplinary nature
  • Promote the circulation and mobility of diverse artistic practices, agents and works of art, throughout projects that allow their projection in local, national and international context
  • Produce social appropriation processes of the artistic practices, cultural good and services, through access, education and participation strategies.
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: 

Among its main features are:

Creation: In this dimension are located the agents that produce the work of art and the institutions that support its creation and production. It includes the grant of incentives for the development of projects of emergent and great trajectory artists, it supports the new forms of creation, production and circulation in all areas and in different production contexts, enables alliances for the promotion of emergent ways of creation, production, expression and artistic circulation.

Production: Processes of elaboration and transformation of good and services in different artistic activities that generate or add value to tangible and intangible inputs. The production of artistic works and its fixation or staging available to the people are highlighted. Artists salons, live shows, audiovisual and editorial products, among others.

Circulation: This activity generate the encounter between public and the creation, knowledge management and education activities. Colombia promotes the circulation and mobility of different artistic areas, agents and work through projects that allow its projection in local, national and international contexts. Circulation incentives are granted by means of scholarships, internships, residencies, acknowledgements and other supports that are product of regional, national and international alliances.

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?: 

To achieve acknowledgement, assessment and appropriation of artistic practices that produce knowledge, culture, economic trades, social fabric and memory.

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

2012: $2.889.661,37 USD

2013: $5.001.276,29 USD

2014: $3.170.075,80 USD

2015: $4.112.657,19 USD

 

Total: $15.173.670,66 USD

 

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
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Cultural Communication, childhood and youth

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • To promote the development, creation and circulation of children’s content with a cultural aproach, with a great reception in audiences from 3 to 6 years, 6 to 8 years, 9 to 12 years and 12 to 15 years, throughout the National Incentives Program.
  • Strenghten the children an youth content’s production teamwork through academic spaces, clinics and specialiced training.
  • Generate knowledge regarding the habits, motivations and ways this content influence children through exploration and proved and applied ethnographic methodologies during 2013 and 2014.
  • Contribute to the cualification of the media offer for child audiences, with the realization of appropiation workshops called ¡CLAVES ALHARACA! for child content and the evaluation in development or production projects.
  • Contribute to the training of an active critic audience, throughout the circulation, models and contents related to child and youth, supported by the Directorate of Communications and the assistance to projects presented by regional oranizations that include education, exhibit and calls.
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 cultural communication, childhood and youth project, works in three ways:

Claves Alharaca (Alharaca Keys):

Aimed to the cualification of the national sctor of child content sector, throughout the realization of pedagogic workshops with a national impact (seven cities visited)

¡ALHARACA! Los niños tienen la palabra (¡Alharaca! The kids have the Word): This event gather adult child creators content and children. It has a national coverage. (5 cities in the country)

Alharaca por la paz (Alharaca for peace): Formative process in participation, communication, reconciliation and peace, aimed to the country’s children and youngsters.

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?: 

The results of this measure are associated to the generation of imaginaries, lifestyles and media consumption research of Colombian children.

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

Since 2013 the resources allocated have been $377.897,35 USD

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?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

N/A

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

N/A

❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Promotion of the use of copyright

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

Training and virtual courses of the Special Administrative Unit National Direction of Copyright

  • To provide informal education on copyright and its application in the different sectors of the creative and cultural industries, as established in Section 5.8 of Decree 4904 of 2009 of the Ministry of National Education. Directed to authors and other stakeholders in said industries.
  • To provide accurate knowledge of the existing legal framework on copyright and related rights at the national and international level.
  • To foster capacities and institutional reinforcement by providing virtual and face-to-face nation-wide training on the general aspects of copyright and related rights, collective management corporations and registration of works and contracts to concerned stakeholders: copyright holders, users, private and public organizations, universities, among others. 

National Administrative System of Intellectual Property

To coordinate state and private actions to achieve an adequate level of protection, use and promotion of intellectual property rights, increasing their impact on the competitiveness and productivity of the country, while maintaining a balance between diverse components: the rights of holders, the public interest, the interests of the users of knowledge, protected assets and national cultural wealth.    

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: 

Virtual Training and Courses 

These activities deal with the generalities of copyright in the cultural and creative industries, and with the resolution of disputes arising from copyright and related rights.

National Administrative System of Intellectual Property

1. To coordinate and guide the SANPI (National Administrative System of Intellectual Property) and the common policies of the agencies that are part of the SANPI and its implementation, in order to achieve an adequate level of protection, use and promotion of intellectual property rights, increasing the impact of those policies on the competitiveness and productivity of the country, with a balance between the rights of the holders, the public interest, the interests of the users of knowledge, protected assets and national cultural wealth.

3. To promote measures aimed at achieving a better user experience and access to the existing information in the SANPI.

4. To coordinate the initiatives and actions of the agencies that make up the SANPI and to foster their interrelation with the private sector and civil society.

5. To articulate the actions of the agencies that make up the SANPI and seek that they take an official government stance on the issues within their competence.

6. To evaluate the impact of intellectual property policies on the competitiveness and productivity of the country and on the holders and users of intellectual property rights, without interfering in the functions of each agency in these matters.

7. To support the National Administrative System of Foreign Policy and International Relations in its objective of creating a transversal, efficient and long-term vision in the field of intellectual property in the international sphere.

8. To propose mechanisms for the articulation of the SANPI and the National Administrative System of Competitiveness for the execution of policies and strategies in the field of intellectual property, in areas such as the adaption and implementation of these policies and strategies in the regions.

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?: 

A sizeable participation is expected from those people who are working in or are preparing to enter the sectors whose issues are addressed in both the training and in the virtual courses. It is expected that the number of training sessions, workshops and seminars offered each year will increase, with measures that will help increase the number of participants. In the area of virtual courses, it is hoped that they will keep to pertinent and updated information, according to the social, economic, political and technological changes that influence the development of the copyright industries.

In the medium term, measures will be implemented to accompany the development of the training offered by the organization. Further dissemination of the agency's informal educational offer through agreements and other strategies with public and private institutions is also expected.

National Administrative System of Intellectual Property

According to Decree 1162 of 2010, the goal is to achieve an adequate level of protection, use and promotion of intellectual property rights, increasing their impact on the competitiveness and productivity of the country, with a balance between the rights of holders, the public interest, the interests of knowledge users, protected assets and national cultural heritage.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
National Direction of Copyright, DNDA (for its acronym in Spanish)
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Regarding the training offered by the National Directorate of Copyright, DNDA, it is done in the facilities of that agency. Travel expenses and other costs related to the development of training activities are paid by the companies requesting that service. On the other hand, the DNDA virtual courses have been outsourced. For their implementation, a budget projection was made per year of:

2012: $71.737,21 USD

2013: $19.427,47 USD

2014: $61.227,18 USD

2015: $44.981,38 USD

2016: $65.291,81 USD

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
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Culture Satellite Account

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

To carry out the economic measurement of the segments of the cultural sector.

To create a focused, continuous, and comparable information system that allows economic valuation of cultural products and of the activities that generate them.

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: 

It is a measure for gathering and accessing information in the cultural sector. The variables of the Account are: production, intermediate consumption, value added, offer / usage balances, expenditure tables along with an employment matrix of the cultural sector. The following sectors have been considered for the implementation of the methodology of the Culture Satellite Account: audiovisual, music, performing arts, games and toys, publishing, visual arts, advertising and cultural education.

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. To position the Culture Satellite Account as an input for the diagnosis and decision making of public and private agents.
  2. To improve the availability of cultural sector information in Colombia.
  3. To constantly improve the sources of information and methodologies for calculating the account variables for each of the sectors.
  4. To expand the coverage of research to cover more cultural sectors.
  5. To work with the DANE (National Administrative Department of Statistics) to improve the availability of information of the account in areas such as domestic and foreign trade of services as well as the identification of secondary activities of employees.
  6. To constantly improve methodologies and data collection to encompass information coming from media outlets of cultural services and goods, such as virtual platforms.  
f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
National Administrative Department of Statistics, DANE
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Resources assigned to this measure are directly associated with the technical team that implements the measurement of the Account, in which two members are appointed by the DANE and another two appointed by the Ministry of Culture. For 2012-2016, the resources invested in this measure were: $470.999 USD

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

Resources assigned to this measure are directly associated with the technical team that implements the measurement of the Account, in which two members are appointed by the DANE and another two appointed by the Ministry of Culture. For 2012-2016, the resources invested in this measure were: $470.999 USD

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?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
Local
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The specificities of the cultural sector require constant update, inclusion of new sources and alternative approaches for the calculation of the data processed by the Culture Satellite Account. Additionally, the contrast with other sources of data and non- monetary indicators is crucial for strengthening data analysis.

 

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

3 indicators were used to evaluate and determine impact of the Culture Satellite Account: statistical indicators, economic indicators and non-monetary indicators. The statistical indicators include mean and variance of the data. Economic indicators include production, sales costs and intermediate consumption, and finally data for non-monetary indicators was collected in order to nourish the data from the Satellite Account and from National Accounts regarding the cultural sectors.

❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Community Radios for Peace and Coexistence

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

This initiative aims to contribute to the strengthening of Colombian community radio, considered a relevant actor in the construction of a culture of peace and coexistence in the territories.   

It is an initiative of the Cooperative Network of Community Media of Santander, RESANDER, in partnership with the Presidency of the Republic through the World's Largest Conversation, the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace, the Ministries of Culture and of Information and Communications Technology, with funding from the European Union.

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 initiative has a Managing Committee, composed of the European Union, RESANDER and allied institutions, such as the newspaper El Espectador.

The project has three specific actions:

Training: For the production of short educational messages and a diploma course called "Communication, Culture and Peace".

Production and broadcasting: The objective of this action is the delivery of economic incentives to community radio stations for the production and broadcasting of radio programs during 7 months. In addition, a radio kit composed of a digital recorder and headphones will delivered, along with region-wide technical support. 

Strengthening networks: This action consists of a National Meeting of Regional Networks and a final gathering to exchange experiences and knowledge in the National Meeting of Community Radios, in order to strengthen the interregional and national ties of agents working in this media segment.

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?: 

To promote regional integration around the construction of quantitative and qualitative information about the cultural sector, in order to strengthen the cultural policies of the region through:

1. The definition of a set of cultural indicators common to all countries (economic and non-monetary, with emphasis on the publishing and audiovisual sectors, given the amount of information available from them).

2. Regular drafting and updating of regional cultural cartographies (museums, cinemas, theaters, libraries, popular bookstores).

3. Sharing the characteristics of festivities in each country and the national databases associated with these events.

4. Publication of the articles analyzing the audiovisual sector of each country (one per month).

5. Analysis of a proposal from Colombia for a comparative study of the regulations around spectacles of the performing arts.

6. Opening of the SICSUR space to other Latin American integration forums and other relevant external institutions, such as the OAS, CELAC, and the IDB, among others.

7. Relationship with MICSUR. Six months after the market, SICSUR will carry out a survey to monitor market results, focusing on the networking and economic results of the initiative.

8. The new SICSUR web site is launched online.

9. Open call for video conference. Fist fortnight of December 2016.

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 resources allocated by Colombia correspond to the available human capital to carry out the activities demanded by the system, composed of people in the area of ​​International Relations of the Ministry and technicians and advisers who support the research, knowledge gathering and institutional linkage of the Cultural Entrepreneurship Group

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

Memorandum of Understanding - Ministry of Culture, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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

To strengthen the country's public libraries so they may be recognized as spaces that offer services with a creative use of technology and respond to the needs and expectations of their users through the promotion of reading, and cultural and community development activities.

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 aim of this Project is to promote the social appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and use these tools to help communities strengthen reading, writing and learning skills; recover their collective memory; access more easily literature, education and media, and consolidate innovation and economic well-being. This will in turn allow new manifestations of the tangible and intangible heritage to appear all around the country.

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?: 

In a period of three years, starting in March 2015, this national proposal aims to improve the physical and technological conditions of libraries through the delivery of complementary technologies to 1,200 of them, and to implement a scheme for the training of 1,800 librarians in the use of technology, in service design and provision and in the positioning of public libraries.

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

2014-2018

Ministry of Culture of Colombia: USD 21,218,670

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: USD 15,129,857

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 

 

Support in project financing through a memorandum of understanding

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

Iber programs and agreements

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • To promote the distribution and circulation of Latin American spectacles.
  • To encourage the co-production of shows between public and private promoters of the Ibero-American scene and to bolster their presence in the international stage.
  • To promote the diffusion of works by Ibero-American authors.
  • To support the venues and festivals of Ibero-America so that the productions of the region are prioritized in their programs.
  • To favor professional improvement in the fields of theater, contemporary dance and the circus arts.
  • To promote collaboration and synergy with other programs and instances related to the performing arts.
  • To promote the creation of projects that undertake a gender perspective, or deal with indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples or favor social cohesion and inclusion.
  • To support the formation of new audiences for Ibero-American musical shows, with special emphasis on young people and the most vulnerable population.
  • To promote the distribution and circulation of Latin American shows.
  • To encourage the production and co-production of musical shows.
  • To support musical creation and creative residences.
  • To promote the publishing of books about music, recordings and sheet music.
  • To promote training in the field of production and management of the musical arts.
  • To promote the diversity and cultural riches found in Ibero-American music. The Program incorporates the perspective of gender and ethnicity in the open call that it will carry out annually to support the musical creations of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples in particular.
c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Iberescena promotes not only the circulation of artistic and cultural products, but also aims to enrich the creative exercise, to foster networks for the exchange of knowledge and to open the way to the recognition of interculturality and the dissemination of different cultural expressions.

Furthermore, the program has been crucial for finding ways of creating and disseminating artistic products, through circuits that increase their exhibition times and relevance, both in our country and in international venues.

Ibermúsica sponsors artistic residencies, composition contests (in the popular, symphonic and choral genres, among others), training sessions in the music business, diffusion projects and joint competitions with other Iber programs: Iberescena, Iberorquestas.

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?: 

Circulation of artistic and cultural products

Foster networks for the exchange of knowledge among the Iberoamerican countries

Generate training sessions in the music business, diffusion projects and joint competitions

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

Iberescena

$504.955 USD

Ibermúsica

$230.000 USD

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

Agreement on film co-production between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the French Republic

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • To renew and strengthen the relations between Colombia and France around cinema and film making.
  • To value their common heritage.
  • To update the cooperative relations in the film sector taking into account their respective regulations in this matter as well as the reality of the markets.
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: 

Agreement that grants mutual benefits in the areas of film production, more specifically:

• Generation of co-production agreements between France and Colombia that will allow both to benefit from the rewards of this activity, according to the legislation in force in each country.

• To facilitate the initial and continuous education of professionals through film making instruction and fostering of alliances between schools and training organizations in order to encourage the mobility of students.

• Creation of a joint commission to follow, facilitate and suggest, if necessary, modifications of the initial agreement.

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?: 

• To increase the number of co-productions between the Parties.

• To facilitate the procedures for the co-production of audiovisual products.

•To create alliances between schools and training organizations to strengthen the initial and continuing education in filmmaking.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 
Does not apply
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?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Ibero-American Cinematographic Intervention Agreement

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • To support initiatives through film making, for the cultural development of the peoples of the region.
  • To harmonize the cinematographic and audiovisual policies of the Parties.
  • To address the problems of film production, distribution and exhibition facing the region.
  • To preserve and promote the film production of the Parties.
  • To broaden the market for film productions in any of their forms of dissemination, by adopting in each of the countries of the region rules that promote their development and the establishment of a common Latin American film market.
  • To contribute to the strengthening of cultural exchange and inter-American solidarity (Colombia - Canada).
c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 
  • To facilitate the entry, stay and circulation of citizens of Member Parties who are responsible for carrying out activities aimed at achieving the objectives of the Convention.
  • To facilitate the temporary importation of goods from Member States to fulfill the objectives of the Convention.
  • To encourage the signing of cooperation and co-production agreements within the framework of the Convention.
  • To establish or improve systems and mechanisms for the financing and promotion of national cinematographic activity.
  • Creation of a multilateral financial fund for the promotion of cinema.
  • To stimulate the joint participation of institutions and associations representing producers and distributors of national films in the main events of the international audiovisual market.
  • To promote the presence of film productions from the Member States in the existing – or to be created – audiovisual broadcast channels in each one of them.
  • To exchange documentation and information that contributes to the development of film making in each Member State.
  • It establishes as its main bodies the Conference of Ibero-American Cinematographic Authorities (CACI) and the Executive Secretariat of Ibero-American Cinematography (SECI).
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?: 

Implementation of the following programs:

  • Ibermedia Program
  • Ibermedia TV Program
  • DocTV Latin America Program
  • Pantalla CACI
  • Ibero-American Audiovisual Observatory
f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Ibero-American Film Integration Convention

Colombia annually provides resources for $12.184,02. USD

 

Ibermedia Program

1998 - 2016 Contribution from Colombia:

2,645,000 USD

1998 - 2015 Fund Total:

88.387.186 USD

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
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

Non-conforming measures in the FTA with the United States, and general reservations of the FTA with the European Union for the protection of national cultural content and promotion of the access of national content

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

To safeguard the cultural industries through measures that ensure public incentives for domestic producers and promote access to national content, facing the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States and the Free Trade Agreement with the European Union.

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

Colombia reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure granting preferential treatment to persons of any other country through any treaty between Colombia and that country which contains specific commitments in matters of cultural cooperation or co-production, with respect to cultural industries and activities.

Colombia may apply incentives for the promotion of cultural industries and activities, without violating the National Treatment and Most-Favored-Nation Treatment obligations of Chapter 10 on foreign investment.

Colombia reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure conditioning the one-time or continuous delivery of government support for the development and production of jewelry, performing arts, music, visual arts and publishing, to the recipient reaching a given level or percentage of domestic creative content. These measures must be consistent with the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures.

Colombia reserves its right to take measures to facilitate access to Colombian audiovisual content through interactive audio and video services, when the government determines that this is not the case. These measures must be in line with the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). Annex II-COL-14 and 15 specify the conditions for the operation of one of these measures.

Also, to protect community television production and services, it is established that they can only be supplied by communities organized and legally constituted in Colombia as foundations, cooperatives, associations, or corporations governed by civil law. For greater certainty, these services have restrictions regarding the area of coverage, number and type of channels: they can be offered to no more than 6,000 associates or community members and must be offered in the form of closed-network local access channels.

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?: 

To maintain a steady production of national content, against the possible arrival of content and works from the United States as a consequence of the FTA, which has the objective of easing the barriers for the trade of goods and services.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Does not apply

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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Non-conforming measures of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States for the protection of radio and television

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

To restrict the entry of foreign companies for the provision of services related to the broadcasting and production of television and radio in Colombia.

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: 

This measure offers guidelines on mechanisms for the protection of Colombian radio and television through the following mechanisms:

Colombia reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure granting preferential treatment to persons of any other country through any treaty between Colombia and that country which contains specific commitments in matters of cultural cooperation or co-production, with respect to cultural industries and activities. (Annex II-COL-7y 8)

Colombia may apply incentives for the promotion of cultural industries and activities, without violating the National Treatment and Most-Favored-Nation Treatment obligations of Chapter 10 on foreign investment. (Annex II-COL-8)

Only Colombian companies can receive concessions for the operation of telecommunications services. (Annex I-COL-18)

Concessions can only be granted for the operation of subscription television and audiovisual production services to Colombian national companies. They must transmit the open television channels completely free of charge. If these subscriber television operators broadcast advertising of non-Colombian origin, they must comply with the requirements of screen quotas of the open TV channels. (Annex I-COL-23 and 24)

Additionally, concessions can only be granted for the operation of open television services to Colombian national companies that must acquire the form of a public limited company, and cannot have more than 40% of foreign capital. These companies must comply with the screen quotas established in article 33 of Law 182 of 1995. The regional open television service providers must only be supplied by entities owned by the State, and also must comply with the screen quotas established by the same Law. (Annex I-COL-21 and 22)

In addition, concessions for radio services can only be given to Colombian national companies. The number of concessions that can be granted to operate radio services is subject to the criterion of "economic necessity". (Annex I-COL-20)

Furthermore, in the framework of the FTA with the European Union, Colombia has made a general reservation

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?: 

To maintain a steady production and broadcast of radio and television with national content.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Does not apply

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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Non-conforming measures of the Free Trade Agreements with the US and the EU for the protection of ethnic minorities and their traditional expressions

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

To protect Colombian ethnic communities and their traditional expressions from the threats of trade openness with developed countries, particularly those that could arise from the signing of the FTAs ​​between Colombia and the United States, and Colombia and the European Union.

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

In the FTA with the USA and with the EU, measures were taken to protect Colombian ethnic communities and their traditional expressions, the detailed aspects of which may be summarized:

In the treaty with the USA, Colombia reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure that grants rights or preferences to socially or economically disadvantaged minorities and their ethnic groups.

In addition, Colombia reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure granting rights or preferences to local communities regarding the support and development of expressions related to the intangible cultural heritage declared under Resolution 0168 of 2005.

Colombia reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure granting preferential treatment to persons of any other country through any treaty between Colombia and that country which contains specific commitments in matters of cultural cooperation or co-production, with respect to cultural industries and activities.

Colombia may apply incentives for the promotion of cultural industries and activities, without violating the National Treatment and Most-Favored-Nation Treatment obligations.

Additionally, in the framework of the FTA with the EU, Colombia has made a general reservation to protect the audiovisual cultural industry by excluding it from the scope of the "Establishment" and "Cross-Border Supply of Services" chapters.

Colombia reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure that grants rights or preferences to socially or economically disadvantaged minorities and their ethnic groups, including with respect to communal lands owned by ethnic groups in accordance with article 63 of the Constitution of Colombia. The ethnic groups in Colombia are: indigenous peoples and the gypsy, Afro-Colombian communities and the native community of the archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina. Colombia reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure granting rights or preferences to local communities regarding the support and development of expressions related to the intangible cultural heritage.

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?: 

To generate legal mechanisms to protect communities and ethnic groups in Colombia, and their manifestations, in the wake of the signing of free trade agreements with the United States and Europe.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Does not apply

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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Cultural Industries Market of the South MICSUR

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

The Southern Cultural Industries Market, MICSUR, aims to create and consolidate a platform for the awareness, dissemination, promotion, circulation and sale of goods and services generated by the cultural and creative industries of the region.

Its first edition was held in 2014 in Mar del Plata, Argentina, propitiating a regional integration space that lead to a boost in the exchange and circulation of cultural goods and services with national, regional and international reach.

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 nations of South America share identity traits and a common history, which are elements that facilitate cultural exchange. However, it is necessary to continue to strengthen the sector at the regional level, empowering trade corridors, promoting the association of value chains, and seeking complementarity in fair, festival and international market participation, among other aspects.

MICSUR works with six sectors of the cultural industries, namely:

  • Performing arts
  • Audiovisual
  • Design
  • Publishing
  • Music
  • Animation and Videogames

 

The first version of MICSUR was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in May 2014, with the participation of:

  • 10 countries.
  • 800 buyers and sellers from South America.
  • 80 international buyers from Spain, Japan, Finland, United Kingdom, USA and China.
  • 500 face-to-face meetings during business roundtables.
  • 50 activities between forums, conferences, workshops and sectoral talks.
  • 1 fashion show with the participation of designers from the 10 countries of South America.
  • 30 live performances (showcases).
  • 8 Institutional meetings of Latin American cultural organizations.

 

MISCUR has six main lines of action:

Forums (academic agenda)

Artistic presentations (showcases of music and performing arts)

Catwalk (fashion show)

Business roundtables

Cafés (networking spaces)

Fair (stands for countries and entrepreneurs of 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?: 

To promote regional integration around cultural industries and strengthen the mechanisms to bring regional markets closer together, creating new channels of circulation for cultural goods and services among the countries of South America.

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

For the participation of the delegation of Colombia in MICSUR 2014, an investment of

$149.949,02 USD was made.

Colombia hosted MICSUR in 2016, with a total investment of:

$1.187.487,30 USD, of which the Ministry of Culture contributed $531.960,22 USD, the Secretariat of Culture of Bogotá $163.881,77, the National Tourism Fund-FONTUR $98.329,06 USD, the Bogota Chamber of Commerce $393.316,25.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Bogota Chamber of Commerce
Type of Entity: 
Private company
Type of Involvement: 

 

Strategic partner for co-financing and development of MICSUR

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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Territorial Strategy

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

Strengthening local capacities for cultural management.

Consolidate the National Culture System (Sistema Nacional de Cultura), through technical advice and assistance to territorial public entities and the citizenry in issues related to cultural management, such as: sources of funding for culture, planning, institutional strengthening and dynamization of spaces for cultural participation. Likewise, it seeks to promote the articulation between the territorial entities and the Ministry of Culture.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 
  • Municipal and departmental counseling
  • Dinamization of culture councils
  • Qualification of local cultural agents in strategic project formulation
  •  Gather and processing information towards the analisys of the system contents-instances, processes and participation meetings-decision making processes and politics formulation in the nation and its territories
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?: 

Creation and strengthening of local capacities for cultural management and consolidation of the National System of Culture.

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

2014: $758.137

2015: $808.714

 2016: $387.250

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
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
Local
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Nodes of Cultural Entrepreneurship

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

It is a strategy of articulation that seeks the decentralization of the guidelines of the national policy on cultural entrepreneurship and on cultural and creative industries through a network of local institutions, agents, organizations and cultural enterprises of each of the country's 11 prioritized municipalities, for the strengthening and promotion of the ecosystems of cultural and creative industries.

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

• Research and knowledge: To identify and characterize the ecosystem of cultural and creative industries in the municipality, its potentialities and the main difficulties that impede its development.

•Linkage: To coordinate the public and private institutions of the municipality that develop activities linked to the ecosystem of the cultural and creative field.

• Defining a structured work agenda based on a process between the agents that belong to the node, either public, private or belonging to civil society.

• Training: Providing and managing spaces for training and development for cultural entrepreneurship.

• Funding sources: Managing sources of funding and projects to strengthen the ecosystem of cultural and creative industries in the municipality.

• Fostering an encompassing vision of the cultural sector, in which diverse cultural agents are interrelated and necessary.

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?: 

Creation and consolidation of ecosystems of regional and local cultural and creative industries in which the policy of the sector is implemented based on vocations and territorial realities.

Positioning the cultural and creative industries as a sector that contributes substantially to social and economic development at the local, regional and national levels, in a sustainable way.

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

For the implementation of this initiative the following investment resources have been allocated annually by the Cultural Entrepreneurship Group:

2015: $109.231 USD

2016:  $114.717 USD

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

 

Partner for the execution of the agreement and the generation of the training processes

Name: 
Cultura al Derecho
Type of Entity: 
Private company
Type of Involvement: 

 

Partner for the generation of content and academic processes related to Copyright

Name: 
The Artist’s Attorney
Type of Entity: 
Private company
Type of Involvement: 

Socio para la generación de contenido y los procesos académicos relacionadsa con el sector de la música

Name: 
OneRPM Colombia
Type of Entity: 
Private company
Type of Involvement: 

Socio para la generación de contenido y los procesos académicos relacionadsa con el sector de la música

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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Training Strategy in Cultural Entrepreneurship

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • To provide educational tools and methodologies for the strengthening and sustainability of cultural processes in Colombia.
  • To carry out training and accompaniment processes in cultural entrepreneurship that allow the development of the productive potential of each of the links of the value chain of the industries and their transversal activities.
  • To provide concepts and practical tools for strengthening and acquiring knowledge, and ways of doing that allow cultural agents and organizations to design and implement conditions that position the cultural sector as a generator of growth and economic sustainability, with a significant impact, both for the sector as for society in general.
c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

• To conduct training programs for cultural entrepreneurship.

• Production of cultural content using technology and the circulation of cultural goods and services.

• Technical support for the speeding up of innovation and competitiveness in the cultural companies that are linked to the Competitiveness Roundtables.

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?: 

Indicators associated to the coverage of the training programs in the wake of the implementation of the strategy.

The measure reached the following milestones:

• 9,768 people received training, belonging to 3,271 organizations.

• 248 courses were imparted in 132 municipalities of the 32 departments of the country.

• Outreach to 4 indigenous reservations to answer the needs of ethno-entrepreneurship.

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 project was funded by investment resources from the Cultural Entrepreneurship Group of the Ministry of Culture.

 

2012: $226.890

2013: $325.259

 2014: $309.895

2015: $561.353

2016: $278.599

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Institutions and academic agents (universities, Workshop Schools, non-governmental organizations)
Type of Entity: 
Private company
Type of Involvement: 

 

Partners for the implementation of academic programs

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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Social Laboratories of Culture and Entrepreneurship (LASO)

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

The LASO Project is a networked platform where young people can build collaborative networks for the creation, management and commercialization of cultural content with the purpose of making their life projects viable and thus contributing to social transformation.

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

The LASO project has been present in 18 municipalities throughout the country through cultural content production centers (CPCC).

It has provided training in audio production to about 4,000 young people since 2012. Through this initiative, the beneficiaries of the Project have created 494 productive units, with further participation of around 400 beneficiaries in circulation and commercial spaces such as business roundtables, festivals and cultural markets.

Its components are:

• Granting of equipment for audio production studies.

• Training in audio production.

• Construction of collaborative projects.

• Circulation in musical markets.

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?: 

• Studies equipped with audio production equipment.

• Young people trained with technical skills for audio production.

• Entrepreneurship projects launched.

• Access to music markets by the beneficiaries of the project.

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 resources allocated to the LASO Project come from the investment budget of the Cultural Entrepreneurship Group of the Ministry of Culture, as follows:

2012: $44.488 USD

2013: $93.638 USD

2014: $84.971 USD

 2015: $89.205 USD

 2016: $68.830 USD

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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V. National Cultural Concertation Program

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

To promote, facilitate, support and give visibility to cultural processes and activities of common interest through the delivery of economic resources.

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 National Concertation Program is an instrument through which the Ministry of Culture supports artistic or cultural projects of public interest that create spaces of gathering and coexistence in their communities. Its name is also due to the fact that the approved initiatives have local resources, in addition to those granted by the Ministry.

In this way, the country's cultural organizations of varying levels of trajectory, coverage and geographic location submit cultural projects responding to an annual open call, which stipulates the criteria for selection, evaluation, resource allocation and monitoring to the use of public resources. Projects may be submitted by public sector entities such as departmental and municipal governments, public institutions of a cultural nature, indigenous councils, resguardos and associations, community councils of black communities and by nonprofit legal entities of the private sector whose corporate purpose includes cultural activities.

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. To apply inclusive criteria for the recognition of different cultural and artistic manifestations, and to optimize the delivery of resources to achieve greater impact in local and regional processes.

2. To promote, support and give visibility to cultural processes, projects and activities, for which clear rules of participation and selection, and an equitable allocation of budgetary resources are determined.

3. To promote the support and circulation of cultural goods and services at the national and international levels with the purpose of converting artistic initiatives into marketable cultural goods and services that aim to be sustainable and competitive.

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

From 2011 to 2014, more than $49.594.229 USD have been provided to support 5,452 cultural projects throughout the country.

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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National Stimulus Program

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

Stimulate the creation, research and training of actors of the cultural sector, as well as the circulation of goods and services with a view to the cultural sustainability of the nation. It is aimed at natural persons, but also seeks to strengthen networks, promote exchanges and foster communicating vessels of creation.       

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 measure is structured around the lines of training, research, creation and circulation; the modalities in which the incentives are granted are:

• Scholarships: they aim to increase the opportunities for creation, research and circulation, through the development of artistic and cultural projects. They are awarded for the development or conclusion of a particular project.

• Internships: their objective is to complement training and teaching. The internships must take place in a department other than the one of where the recipient lives (in the case of national internships).

• National Prizes: they are awarded to the work and trajectory of creators, researchers and cultural managers, whose work has enriched the cultural memory of the country.

• Acknowledgments: they shine light on artistic and cultural endeavors whose distinguishing feature is excellence and a positive contribution to the sector. They are awarded to works, projects or processes already completed.

• Artistic residences: inscribed in the line of creation, they support the development of creative projects and artistic explorations in a different place to the residence of the artist, either in Colombia or abroad.

The measure is implemented through an open call.

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?: 

The expected results with the implementation of the measure are to support creation, research, training and circulation; facilitating exchange and interculturality; socially recognizing creators through their projects and vital trajectories in the service of culture; promoting new talents; affirming identities and diversity; supporting the cultural development of regions, and strengthening community initiatives and social networks. These are congruent with the Convention to the extent that they seek to promote cultural expressions in their integrality, while encouraging and supporting their creators.

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

2012: $1.390.256 USD

2013: $1.740.492 USD

2014: $1.509.820 USD

2015: $1.413.399 USD

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?: 
Yes
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Program of harmonization of statistics and Satellite Accounts of Culture

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

To establish a program of harmonization of statistics and satellite accounts of culture aimed mainly at meeting the requirements of the integration process and at aiding in the improvement of the planning methods and techniques used in the Andean cultural field.

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: 

These provisions are concrete actions that allow Colombian public policymakers to be informed about the dynamics of cultural sectors to undertake public policies and programs that improve the resources and actions applied in the cultural field, and positively impact Colombian society with the provision and valuation of cultural services. 

In addition, comparability in figures among Andean Community of Nations (CAN) countries, achieved through the homogenization of statistics in the cultural sector, allows to improve methodologies and make cross-country comparisons, strengthening the information that is provided to Colombians regarding these issues, which in turn can strengthen the exchange of cultural goods and services between the region, generating an economic, social and cultural impact.

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?: 

A coordination strategy within the framework of the CAN countries, which combines different mechanisms of statistical measurement and records the development of the cultural and creative industries, as well as the processes associated with heritage at the national and regional levels.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture in an agreement with the National Administrative Department of Statistics, DANE.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

128,797 USD - resources obtained by a FEMCIDI - OAS call for the four countries.

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

 

Project financing agency

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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Expreso Sur Project

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

• To promote and strengthen cultural cooperation in the region.

• To recognize and promote the central value of culture as an indispensable basis for development and overcoming poverty and inequality.

• To promote the reduction of regional and subregional asymmetries in the promotion and universal access to culture.

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

The Expreso Sur project strengthens cooperation between the Ministries of Culture and public television of the countries of the region, with the aim of exchanging content, co-producing, conducting training and defining joint content dissemination and marketing strategies.

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?: 

With Expreso Sur, spectators are expected to understand and enjoy the cultural diversity and intangible heritage of each country, which will foster self-understanding and the understanding of each other as part of a region.

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

77,000 USD

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
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Retina Latina: a Website to Stream Latin American Cinema

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

To generate specific actions through the regional integration of Latin American countries to have a common strategy for the dissemination of Latin American cinema, in response to the difficulties of distribution due to the lack of a consolidated regional market (works are concentrated in their national markets and not exhibited in neighboring ones).

 

To have an online portal of free on-demand films in order to bring Latin American cinematographic productions to the citizens of this region and the Caribbean – from an audience training approach – who rarely get to see this cinema due to the distribution challenges it faces compared to Hollywood cinema.

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

Digital public platform for the diffusion, promotion and distribution of Latin American cinema, providing access to the citizens of Latin America and the Caribbean on a free and individual user basis.

 

Space for users in Latin America and the Caribbean to enjoy a representative panorama of the diversity of film production in the region, increasing their knowledge of the history and current affairs of Latin America, through reviews, critiques, essays, interviews and complementary multimedia materials to the audiovisual works.

 

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?: 

Retina Latina will become the site of reference and convergence of Latin American cinema for the citizens of the region and the Caribbean, where they will be trained as an audience through the contact with the diversity in themes, genres, formats and points of view of our films. Likewise, filmmakers of the region will find in Retina Latina an open digital window to make their works visible and help them find their audience.

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

2015-2016

 IDB: 430,000 USD

 Member Countries: 755,000 USD

Total: 1,185,000 USD

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?: 
Yes
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Technical Group of Culture of the Pacific Alliance

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

To foster the integration and strengthening of cultural and creative enterprises and industries that have a direct impact on the sustainable economic growth of the four member countries, giving visibility to the identity, diversity and creativity of their citizens.

 

To protect, preserve safeguard and disseminate cultural heritage, in all its manifestations, in the four member countries.

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 main characteristics of the measure are framed in three main lines:

  • Coordination and articulation: to propose and monitor the joint actions for the development of cultural entrepreneurship in the member countries.

 

  • Promotion and institutional strengthening:  coordinated initiatives among the member countries for the development of cultural entrepreneurship, namely, training, production, circulation, legislation and research.

 

  • Positioning cultural industries: develop mechanisms that give rise to complementarity between the Parties and improve the positioning of cultural and creative industries in the international context, with special emphasis on the countries of Asia-Pacific; preparing and implementing a work plan with specific cooperation initiatives for the cultural and creative industries.
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?: 

To generate processes of regional integration, around trade, exchange and public policy pillars related to cultural entrepreneurship and the cultural industries.

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

Assignment of two advisers, an institutional and technical liaison, to take on the activities related to the agenda of the Technical Group of Culture of the Pacific Alliance since 2015.

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
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Cultural Information System of Mercosur - SICSUR

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

The purpose of SICSUR is to promote regional integration and the strengthening of the cultural sector in the region through the development of cultural information systems that try to solve the lack of data about South American culture.  

Since 2006, 10 yearly seminars have been held on cultural information systems within the framework of SICSUR. Through the different editions, methodological issues, shared experiences and the collection of cultural information have been addressed.  

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 forum was created in 2006 and has been coordinated since then by Argentina, from the Argentine Cultural Information System (SInCA), with the participation of 11 South American countries, including Colombia. 

The SInCA assigns a professional to follow the project, who is in charge of linking those responsible in each country with Mercosur’s cultural information agenda.

During its trajectory, a solid regional working group has been constituted, involving 11 countries. This group carries out its work plan through constant communications, face-to-face and virtual forums, teleconferences and, once every year, a meeting of all the delegations. It is worth mentioning that at the time of the creation of SICSUR, only one country in the bloc performed an economic quantification of culture, and only three organized cultural information in a CIS. After more than 10 years of progress, all countries have their own project, with different complexities and developments, but still allowing for effective comparability among them.

The SICSUR has carried out and published four measurement exercises: Satellite Account of Culture: First Steps Towards its Construction in the Cultural MERCOSUR; We and the Others: Foreign Trade in Cultural Goods in South America; The States of Culture: A Study on the Public Cultural Institutions of the SICSUR Countries - available in Spanish and Portuguese. A Look from the South: Indigenous Peoples. Study on Cultural Policies and Indigenous Peoples.

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?: 

To promote regional integration around the construction of quantitative and qualitative information about the cultural sector, in order to strengthen the cultural policies of the region through:

1. Definition of a set of cultural indicators common to all countries (economic and non-monetary, with emphasis on the publishing and audiovisual sectors, given the availability of data).

2. Regular drafting and updating of regional cultural cartographies (museums, cinemas, theaters, libraries and bookstores).

3. Sharing the definitions of festivity in each country, and the databases associated with the regional and national festivities.

4. Publication of the articles analyzing the audiovisual sector of each country (one per month).

5. To analyze a proposal from Colombia for a comparative study of the regulation of performing arts spectacles.

6. Opening of SICSUR to other Latin American integration forums and relevant external institutions, such as the OAS, CELAC, and the IDB, among others.

7. Relationship with MICSUR. Six months after that cultural market, SICSUR will carry out a survey to monitor market results, focusing on the associative and economic results of the initiative.

8. The new SICSUR web site is launched online.

9. Open call for video conference. First fortnight of December 2016.

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 resources allocated by Colombia correspond to the human capital assigned to carry out the activities demanded by the system, composed of people in the area of ​​International Relations of the Ministry and technicians and advisers who support the research, knowledge gathering and institutional linkage of the Cultural Entrepreneurship Group.

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
Name of the designated official signing the report
Title:
Ms
Family Name:
Garcés Córdoba
First Name:
Mariana
Position:
Ministra
Organization:
Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Strengthening and diffusion of National Television, RTVC and ANTV

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

Señal Colombia, public educational and cultural channel

• To be the TV channel that develops innovative content that brings Colombians closer to the cultural diversity of the country.

• To be a mirror of its audience. The channel reflects national identity from all aspects of diversity (ethnic, cultural, social, gender, etc.).

• To be an educational resource. The channel develops and presents non-formal educational content that enables and promotes knowledge.

• To be a useful tool in the construction of citizenship and dissemination of cultural and democratic values.

• To be a cultural experience in itself. The channel’s content touches and impacts the lives of its audience through creativity, innovation, entertainment, mobilization and experimentation.

• To be a window to the world and its cultures. The channel serves as the stage where local stories circulate with universal reach and universal stories with local significance.

• To facilitate the circulation of its content in the available media. The services and content offer of the channel grows and expands according to the technological possibilities.

Ethnic Television Project-ANTV

To provide access and active participation of ethnic groups in the creation of the Ethnic Television project in Colombia.

Promotion of the audiovisual industry-ANTV

To ensure the development and consolidation of public television and promote the television industry.

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: 

Señal Colombia, public educational and cultural channel

  • Managing content for 4 programming modules: children, fiction, non-fiction and cultural and sports specials.
  • Promoting the production of independent audiovisual content through open calls, co-productions and acquisitions.
  • Creating spaces for audience participation in productions and in digital environments.

Ethnic Television Project-ANTV

  • Its main characteristic is to be a means of access to and production of audiovisual content, providing visibility to ethnic groups.

Promotion of the audiovisual industry-ANTV

  • It is a measure that provides financing and thus strengthens the creation, production and editing processes of public television and of the audiovisual industry in general.

 

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?: 

Señal Colombia, public educational and cultural channel

To keep the editorial independence of the audiovisual content in the face of political and institutional dynamics. Also, to be a reflection of the cultural diversity of the country.

Ethnic Television Project

Indigenous peoples:

• Creation of administrative acts that regulate television production and broadcasting for indigenous or autochthonous peoples.

• Formulation and implementation of a television plan for indigenous peoples.

• Production and broadcast of indigenous television programs.

• Joint studies to provide solutions for the access to television by indigenous peoples.

Rrom:

• Fully formulated and implemented action plans.

• Formulation and joint agreement of the Rrom TV plan.

Promotion of the audiovisual industry

The main expected result is to strengthen the development of public television and the promotion of the audiovisual industry in the country.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Radio Televisión Nacional de Colombia (RTVC) with support from ANTV.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Señal Colombia

2012-2015: $26.166.594 USD

Ethnic Television Project

2016: $479.796 USD

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?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

There's a constant activity of monitoring and review of action plans.

RTVC- Señal Colombia

45 television productions

13 special projects

20 coproductions

10 self productions

2 Special coproductions projects and 10 special projects

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

RTVC

Number of coproductions

Number of self productions

Special coproductions projects and special projects

ANTV

To measure the number of regulatory concepts within the legal basis in relation to the received ones.

Open television: allocation of radio spectrum

Open television: Assignation of radioelectronic espectrum

❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Formalization and strengthening of the sector of public spectacles of the performing arts - Law 1493 of 2011

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

To recognize, formalize, promote and regulate the industry of public spectacles of the performing arts: "to democratize local production and innovation, diversify the supply of goods and services, expand the access thereof to a larger population, increase competitiveness and  create economic flows, tax incentives and alternative forms of financing; similarly, to secure the diverse manifestations of the performing arts that are not sustainable by themselves but that are fundamental for the construction of the social base and the processes of cultural identity of the country" (Law 1493 of 2011, Section 2).

The Public Spectacles Act, Law 1493 of 2011, whose implementation is the responsibility of the national and municipal governments, is mainly targeted at producers of public events in the performing arts, box office operators and stage managers, who have benefits and responsibilities associated with the execution of public spectacles.

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: 

 

  1. Formalization: Registration of producers of public spectacles of the performing arts, authorization of online ticketing operators, registration of events in the Single Portal of the Law on Public Spectacles of the Performing Arts - PULEP.
  2. Control: Permission or authorization for carrying out public spectacles in the performing arts.
  3. Increased resources for the sector: Collection and remittance of the parafiscal contributions to public spectacles of the performing arts, which are invested in the construction, adaptation and endowment of venues.
  4. Tax benefits and incentives in national and territorial taxes.
  5. Strengthening the powers of inspection, monitoring and control of the National Government over collective management companies of copyright and related rights.
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?: 

The expected results raised in the framework of the Public Spectacles Act are:

1. To reduce the tax burden.

2. To simplify the number of procedures and requirements.

3. To generate new resources for investment in the improvement of public and private scenarios for the diffusion of the performing arts.

4. To increase the cultural offer in the performing arts and encourage the access thereto by the population.

5. To promote the international circulation of artists in Colombian territory.

In addition, some challenges are foreseen in a medium term not exceeding four years, namely:

1. To address the mechanisms of collection and control of new technologies for the sale of tickets and the entrance to public spectacles of the performing arts.

2. Integration and articulated work between the competent entities of the national and the municipal governments.

3. Development of a relevant, diversified, qualified and sustainable cultural infrastructure for the staging and circulation of public spectacles of the performing arts in different formats.

4. Regulation and implementation of Law 1801 of 2016 – National Code of Police and Coexistence–, which modifies aspects regarding the authorization of gatherings which constitute public spectacles.

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

Assigned resources (appropriation) by the Ministry of Culture for the implementation and operation of Law 1493 of 2011

2012: $83.415,36

2013: $321.044,46

2014: $374.872,54

2015: $273.077,81

2016: $327.763,54

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

Producers of public spectacles of the performing arts (private), box-office operators of the same (private) and those responsible for the venues and cultural infrastructure for the performing arts (private and public), who have participated in the formulation, implementation, appropriation or fulfillment of the Public Spectacles Act.

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?: 

3438 Registered producers on the Single Portal of the Law on Public Spectacles of the Performing Arts - PULEP since 2012

13 authorizations of online ticketing operators

2617 registered events on the Single Portal of the Law on Public Spectacles of the Performing Arts – PULEP

$11.085.977 USD collected of the cultural parafiscal contribution since 2012 to 2016

Beside the intern evaluation process, in 2014 the Econometría Consultores company, developed a results study on the implementation of the 1493 Law, that can be consulted on tne next Link: http://pulep.mincultura.gov.co/Aplicacion/portal/estudios.html 

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

Registered producers on the Single Portal of the Law on Public Spectacles of the Performing Arts - PULEP

uthorization of online ticketing operators,

Number of registered events on the Single Portal of the Law on Public Spectacles of the Performing Arts – PULEP

Collection of the cultural parafiscal contribution, per year

Annual implementation of the resources of the parafiscal cultural contribution 2012-2016

❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Promotion of the cinematographic activity in Colombia, Law 814 of 2003 or Film Act, and promotion of the national territory as stage for the filming of cinematographic works, Law 1556 of 2012 or Colombia Filming Act

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • To promote a progressive, harmonious and equitable development of national cinematography and, in general, to promote the cinematographic activity in Colombia.
  • To promote the Colombian film industry and bring to light the national territory and its cultural heritage as elements for the filming of audiovisual productions; through the latter, encourage tourism and a positive image of the country, as well as the development of an outstanding cinematographic industry.
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: 

Law 814 of 2003 – Film Act

Adopts measures of promotion that enable productive return scenarios for various links of the film industry; stimulates investment in the production of the goods and services included in this cultural industry; empowers the film industry as a whole, fostering conditions of participation, protection and competitiveness.

Tax Incentives

They favor film producers with an important source of financing, encouraging individuals and private companies to make contributions to and invest in film projects with the granting of tax incentives.

Film Development Fund

As a mechanism to promote the Film Act, the Film Development Fund (Fondo para el Desarrollo Cinematográfico) receives money collected through the parafiscal fee paid by exhibitors, distributors and producers as a result of the screening of international cinematographic works in the country.

Exhibit Incentives

Film exhibitors will be able to deduct directly, as an incentive to their activity, 6.25 percentage points of the contribution on their charge when they screen Colombian short films, certified according to the norms.

 

Law 1556 of 2012 – Colombia Filming Act

Creation of the Colombia Film Fund: Special account of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, whose resources are destined to the payment of cash rebates, administrative costs and investment in promotional activities of Colombia as a film location.

Cash rebate: The companies producing cinematographic works – shot totally or partially within the Colombian territory – who have signed Colombia Film Contracts, will receive a cash rebate equivalent to 40% of the value of the expenses incurred in the country for cinematographic services contracted with Colombian companies and 20% of the value of expenses in hotels, food and transportation, provided that the conditions set out in the resource allocation manual are met.

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?: 
  • Strengthening of cinematographic production companies, increased production and co-production of feature films and national short films and a rise in audience numbers for Colombian films.
  • Law 1556 of 2012 is expected to have as a result six films shot annually in the country.

 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Law 814 of 2003: Ministry of Culture - Directorate of Cinematography
Law 1556 of 2012: Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Law 814:

Certificates in film investments and contributions

From 2004 to 2016: $83.228.650 USD

Through the Film Development Fund (FDC):

2004: $1.963.162,62 USD

2005: $3.388.362,07 USD

2006: $3.121.739,79 USD

2007: $3.956.022,81 USD

2008: $4.473.467,39 USD

2009: $4.172.908,10 USD

2010: $6.132.072,99 USD

2011: $9.793.471,38 USD

2012: $11.046.973,97 USD

2013: $10.495.478,62 USD

2014: $9.226.862,87 USD

2015: $7.191.777,08 USD

2016: $8.112.803,10 USD

Law 1556: $18.273.179 USD appropriated from 2013 to 2016 for the Colombia Film Fund.

$584.911.424 USD delivered in cash rebates, part of which is returned to the National Treasury through fees, taxes, and permits.

Through the Colombia Film Fund (FFC):

2013: $1.840.655 USD

2014:  $5.764.040 USD

2015: $4.895.375 USD

 2016: $5.757.494 USD

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
The National Council for the Arts and Culture in Cinematography (CNACC)
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 

Law 814 of 2003 – Film Act

The National Council for the Arts and Culture in Cinematography (CNACC), which is made up of representatives of the sector, namely: The Minister of Culture, the Director of Cinematography, producers, distributors, exhibitors, directors, artists, technicians, departmental and district councils and two film specialists. The Technical Secretariat is in the charge of Proimágenes Colombia.

The Mixed Fund for Film Promotion, Proimágenes Colombia, whose board is made up in part by representatives of public entities: The Minister of Culture, the Director of Cinematography, the Minister of Education, the Rector of the National University of Colombia, the Director of Taxes and National Customs; and by representatives of privately owned organizations: Cine Colombia, Asociación Colombiana de Distribuidores de Cine (Colombian Association of Film Distributors), Fundación Patrimonio Fílmico Colombiano (Colombian Film Heritage Foundation), a representative of the production sector and a representative for the directors.

Name: 
Colombia Filming Act
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 

Law 1556 of 2012 – Colombia Filming Act

Colombian Film Promotion Committee

Mixed Fund for Film Promotion - Proimágenes Colombia

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?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The evaluations take place once a year by the CNACC when the action plan is being discussed. Also, in 2014 the National Cinematography Meeting took place and the policies were evaluated, and, along with the Civil Society, a plan for the 2022 national cinematography was built. The main conlusion of the results of the 814 law, is the increase number of productions since 2003 and for the 1556 law, is the number of international production companies that are choosing Colombia as a shooting scenario and the number of jobs these companies are generating in the country, among others.

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

Number of produced feature films and short films since the 814  law

Number of films shot in Colombia since the 1556 law

Number of jobs granted by the international production companies that are being shot in Colombia thanks to the 1556 Law

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Promotion and support of the national audiovisual content industry

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • To promote the production of cultural content along different media.
  • To support and strengthen the public television system (national, local and community channels)
  • To support ethnic communities in the production of their own content.    
  • To co-produce high-impact audiovisual cultural content for the country and the region.
  • To design a varied dissemination strategy for the audiovisual cultural content supported by the Ministry, especially in collaboration with the channels of the public television system in Colombia.
  • To conduct training workshops around the non-fiction audiovisual genre.
  • To improve the quality of television products in the regions by means of training and production assistance.
  • To take on actions aimed at identifying or updating the communication dynamics and actors of border territories.
  • To structure working models that contribute to the production and circulation of digital cultural content in border areas, based on the practices developed in the production centers donated by the Government of Japan.
  • To implement strategies that contribute to the sustainability of the production centers donated by the Government of Japan and the processes of communication / culture generated from them.
  • To give visibility and recognition to the Las Fronteras Cuentan (The Borders Matter) project: production centers of digital cultural content.  
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: 

Support and strengthen the public television system (national, local and community channels), with cultural content. Support ethnic communities in the production of their own content, strengthening creative capacities through training and offering assistance for distribution. An increase in the free annual licensing of cultural content produced, co-produced or supported by the Ministry of Culture to the 10 public television channels of the country. Co-production of television series with Colombian and Latin American channels, of which the following have been produced: Hechos de Corazón, Danza Colombia. Co-production of series with Latin American producers: DOCTV Latinoamérica, Expreso Ventana Andina: Historias de vida en fronteras, Expreso Colombia, Andares, Andares por Colombia.

Creation of social awareness, using the potential of the documentary as an audiovisual genre, through the project Taller del Recuerdo (Living Memory Workshop). This measure is aimed at audience training (in culture, art, productive chains and television) and is directed to children and young people between ages 8 and 27 and seniors. To provide support to the communication processes that take place in border regions, through the strengthening of production centers such as cultural companies and entrepreneurship nodes, benefiting population such as broadcasters from community radio stations, indigenous people, cultural managers, creation groups, universities, and social and cultural organizations in the border departments.

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 production of fiction and non-fiction content for television and for digital platforms (web and digital universe); production of documentaries in community channels and encouragement of training processes.

Increase in the co-production of audiovisual creations. Since 2012, with the implementation of the program, 16 audiovisual products have been completed, between series and stand-alone episodes.

Increase in licensing of content for broadcast. With the implementation of the policy, the 10 public television channels have benefited from the licensing of content, receiving 88 hours of quality cultural programming from 2012 to 2016. 

Increase in the number of audiovisual productions (production, distribution, training, management and entrepreneurship).

Creation of content focused in the culture of the border territories.

Dissemination: Las Fronteras Cuentan, a platform where digital pieces produced by content creators are constantly circulating.

Training: The content creators who go through the different training modules specialize in creating narratives about culture and the frontier in their territories.

Management and entrepreneurship: The five Production Centers are in the process of consolidation as cultural industries in each of their regions.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Directorate of Communications, Ministry of Culture and ANTV (National Television Authority)
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Promotion of the production of cultural content in the media (National Incentives Program): Since 2012, the allocation for this policy has been $1.332.858 USD

Co-production of cultural audiovisual content: Since 2012, the allocation for this policy has been $1.222.490,69 USD

Promotion of the circulation of content co-produced or supported by the Ministry of Culture through public television channels in the country: Since 2012, the allocation for this policy has been $$380.409USD.

Promotion of audiovisual training for producers of cultural content and the youth and children audience: For 2016, the allocation for this policy $$21.874USD

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
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Cultural strengthening of community and public radio

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

Directorate of Communications

To strengthen community and public interest broadcasters as agents of cultural creation, so they may host the expressions of different groups of citizens, fostering plural participation and the recognition of cultural diversity as factors that contribute to the construction of a culture of peace among Colombians.

National Radio of Colombia

• To produce and disseminate inclusive, cultural and general interest content that contributes to the visibility of diversity, promotes participation and democratic values, and helps to build an informed society.

• To improve the citizenry’s appropriation of public radio in Colombia.

• To strengthen the expansion of Colombian public radio through the consolidation of decentralized teams and their content.     

Radiónica

• To create inclusive, cultural, formative and public interest content for the young Colombian population, as well as communication proposals that allow the joint building of content between broadcasters and listeners.

• To promote artistic, environmental and technological creation and management skills among Colombia's young population and content that promotes diversity, historic memory and multiculturalism in that audience.

• To create decentralized content for the young population of the regions that is connected to the mission statement of the broadcaster.

-To improve the positioning of national public radio.  

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: 

Directorate of Communications

Training: seeks to promote spaces for the exchange of knowledge and training of content producers in an integral way, from the social, political, organizational and technical dimensions. 

Production: granting of economic incentives for the production of radio broadcasts by radio stations or broadcaster groups and making of alliances for the production of series or programming slots. 

Dissemination strategies and platforms are provided for the circulation and appropriation of radio content that contributes to the construction of a culture of peace.

 

National Radio of Colombia

  • A programming grid and an annual proposal of content that is focused on cultural, musical, current events and living memory themed programs that inform and entertain.
  • Coverage and diffusion of the most important general news and current events in the fields of culture and music, and preservation of the sound archive.
  • Creation of special digital products related to life-changing events in the national news, which can be accessed later online by listeners and internet users.
  • Extension and consolidation of the programming grid with content generated by the regions, for the regions, in our own studios.
  • Inclusion in the programming grid of content focused on peace and reconciliation.

 

Radiónica

  • A programming grid for the traditional radio service and strategies for the development of digital content.
  • Promotion of the search for talented individuals and groups, as well as the positioning and projection of their proposals.
  • Creation and diffusion of content, both on the radio and online, that is able to project diversity, respect and multiculturality from the Colombian social and cultural fabric.
  • Creation of an online programming grid and content depository.
  • Staging of special events and coverage of the cultural, environmental, technological and entrepreneurial incursions of the young Colombian population.
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?: 

Directorate of Communications

The main expected result with the implementation of the measure is the creation of quality content produced by the community and public interest broadcasters in the country.

Other results are associated with the number of broadcasters and radio production groups trained through workshops and knowledge exchange sessions.

Finally, it is expected that the measure will allow the implementation of strategies for the dissemination and appropriation of the radio content made by producers, radio groups, and community and public interest radio stations.

The following results are a consequence of the implementation of the measure to date:

Granting of 58 economic and technical support incentives for the production of an equal number of radio slots and series.

Training of 1,230 producers of radio content through meetings, workshops, laboratories and diploma courses.

National Radio of Colombia

Strengthening of its content with a view to becoming the media of choice for the dissemination and preservation of the music, culture and traditions of the country.

Radiónica

To be the most important media for the cultural and educational furtherance of young Colombians.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies
Networks of community, university and regional public interest broadcasters
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Between 2012 and 2017, $654.165 USD

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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Policy for Entrepreneurship and Cultural Industries

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

To promote and strengthen cultural industries and entrepreneurship in Colombia through policy initiatives that contribute to the consolidation of all links in the production chain of this sector, within a framework of competitiveness and innovation for job creation and development.

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: 

Training for entrepreneurship: Implementing training and accompaniment processes in cultural entrepreneurship to develop the productive potential of each of the links in the value chain of the cultural industries, and their cross-sector activities Create and manage funding sources: The Cultural Entrepreneurship Group seeks to expand the funding for cultural entrepreneurship projects and cultural industries which promote and develop the use of new technologies in the different activities of the value chain. This is done through the creation and management of new lines of financing for cultural entrepreneurs Promote the dissemination of and access to cultural products and services: Designing platforms to stimulate the national and international dissemination of expressions and goods and services produced by cultural entrepreneurship, along with an internationalization strategy that allows the development of alliances between cultural entrepreneurship processes and cultural industries Foster institutional coordination: Promoting the coordination of agents, organizations, companies and institutions that are part of the ecosystem of cultural industries with the policies of economic and social development carried out by the State, to generate economic growth and social development in the regions, through: innovation, competitiveness and creation of spaces of work and exchange of experiences that will foster the appearance of networks between the projects of the cultural industries and those of cultural entrepreneurship in the country Generate research and knowledge for entrepreneurship and cultural industries: Producing information and knowledge on the economic and social impact and on the performance and problems of entrepreneurship and the different sectors of the cultural industries in the country, with the objective of providing input for the formulation of public policies that aim at strengthening cultural and social processes, and their productivity, at a national and local level

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. To position cultural industries as a sector that contributes significantly to the country's GDP, job creation and exports.

2. To position cultural industries as a profit-generating sector and a channel for both public and private investment, infrastructure improvement and the implementation of free zones for the activities of the different subsectors of culture.

3. To make the cultural sector a strategic axis of the sustainable and competitive development of our country, while raising its quality to the highest international standards.

4. To promote the generation of knowledge and research for efficient public policy decision-making.

5. To foster a business mentality within the artistic sector for the creation of cultural industries.

6. To improve education and investment in the new technologies to generate novel business models that make cultural entrepreneurship a profitable activity.

7. To articulate the policies of the Ministry of Culture with other public policies.

8. To consolidate a circulation and market development policy.

9. To participate constantly in the debate on the use of copyright versus the use of new technologies.

10. To consolidate a networked cultural entrepreneurship policy and program for the regions.

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 following investment resources of the Cultural Entrepreneurship Group have been allocated annually for the implementation of this initiative:

2009: $255.068

2010: $368.831

2011: $378.753

2012: $1.390.256

2013: $1.498.208

2014: $1.399.524

2015: $1.236.132

2016: $686.337

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

There have been stablished some partnership agreements with the following private and civil society organizations:

Revista Música Corporation

  • Poliedro Foundation
  • Radio Lem
  • Funcores
  • EAN, Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Javeriana, Antioquia, Caldas, Nacional, and Del Norte universities, among others.
  • The Artist's Attorney
  • OneRPM
  • National Learning System - SENA
  • Escuela Taller Foundation
  • Profesionales de Colombia Association
  • Creative Culture Center CECREA
  • Redlat
  • Cabildo Foundation
  • Lado B
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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National Arts Policies: National Music for Coexistence Plan, National Dance Plan, National Theater Plan, National Arts Plan

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • Strengthen the artistic creation and artistic production of various disciplines as well as the ones with an interdisciplinary nature
  • Promote the circulation and mobility of diverse artistic practices, agents and works of art, throughout projects that allow their projection in local, national and international context
  • Produce social appropriation processes of the artistic practices, cultural good and services, through access, education and participation strategies.
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: 

Among its main features are:

Creation: In this dimension are located the agents that produce the work of art and the institutions that support its creation and production. It includes the grant of incentives for the development of projects of emergent and great trajectory artists, it supports the new forms of creation, production and circulation in all areas and in different production contexts, enables alliances for the promotion of emergent ways of creation, production, expression and artistic circulation.

Production: Processes of elaboration and transformation of good and services in different artistic activities that generate or add value to tangible and intangible inputs. The production of artistic works and its fixation or staging available to the people are highlighted. Artists salons, live shows, audiovisual and editorial products, among others.

Circulation: This activity generate the encounter between public and the creation, knowledge management and education activities. Colombia promotes the circulation and mobility of different artistic areas, agents and work through projects that allow its projection in local, national and international contexts. Circulation incentives are granted by means of scholarships, internships, residencies, acknowledgements and other supports that are product of regional, national and international alliances.

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?: 

To achieve acknowledgement, assessment and appropriation of artistic practices that produce knowledge, culture, economic trades, social fabric and memory.

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

2012: $2.889.661,37 USD

2013: $5.001.276,29 USD

2014: $3.170.075,80 USD

2015: $4.112.657,19 USD

 

Total: $15.173.670,66 USD

 

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
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Cultural Communication, childhood and youth

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • To promote the development, creation and circulation of children’s content with a cultural aproach, with a great reception in audiences from 3 to 6 years, 6 to 8 years, 9 to 12 years and 12 to 15 years, throughout the National Incentives Program.
  • Strenghten the children an youth content’s production teamwork through academic spaces, clinics and specialiced training.
  • Generate knowledge regarding the habits, motivations and ways this content influence children through exploration and proved and applied ethnographic methodologies during 2013 and 2014.
  • Contribute to the cualification of the media offer for child audiences, with the realization of appropiation workshops called ¡CLAVES ALHARACA! for child content and the evaluation in development or production projects.
  • Contribute to the training of an active critic audience, throughout the circulation, models and contents related to child and youth, supported by the Directorate of Communications and the assistance to projects presented by regional oranizations that include education, exhibit and calls.
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 cultural communication, childhood and youth project, works in three ways:

Claves Alharaca (Alharaca Keys):

Aimed to the cualification of the national sctor of child content sector, throughout the realization of pedagogic workshops with a national impact (seven cities visited)

¡ALHARACA! Los niños tienen la palabra (¡Alharaca! The kids have the Word): This event gather adult child creators content and children. It has a national coverage. (5 cities in the country)

Alharaca por la paz (Alharaca for peace): Formative process in participation, communication, reconciliation and peace, aimed to the country’s children and youngsters.

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?: 

The results of this measure are associated to the generation of imaginaries, lifestyles and media consumption research of Colombian children.

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

Since 2013 the resources allocated have been $377.897,35 USD

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?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

N/A

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

N/A

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Promotion of the use of copyright

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

Training and virtual courses of the Special Administrative Unit National Direction of Copyright

  • To provide informal education on copyright and its application in the different sectors of the creative and cultural industries, as established in Section 5.8 of Decree 4904 of 2009 of the Ministry of National Education. Directed to authors and other stakeholders in said industries.
  • To provide accurate knowledge of the existing legal framework on copyright and related rights at the national and international level.
  • To foster capacities and institutional reinforcement by providing virtual and face-to-face nation-wide training on the general aspects of copyright and related rights, collective management corporations and registration of works and contracts to concerned stakeholders: copyright holders, users, private and public organizations, universities, among others. 

National Administrative System of Intellectual Property

To coordinate state and private actions to achieve an adequate level of protection, use and promotion of intellectual property rights, increasing their impact on the competitiveness and productivity of the country, while maintaining a balance between diverse components: the rights of holders, the public interest, the interests of the users of knowledge, protected assets and national cultural wealth.    

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: 

Virtual Training and Courses 

These activities deal with the generalities of copyright in the cultural and creative industries, and with the resolution of disputes arising from copyright and related rights.

National Administrative System of Intellectual Property

1. To coordinate and guide the SANPI (National Administrative System of Intellectual Property) and the common policies of the agencies that are part of the SANPI and its implementation, in order to achieve an adequate level of protection, use and promotion of intellectual property rights, increasing the impact of those policies on the competitiveness and productivity of the country, with a balance between the rights of the holders, the public interest, the interests of the users of knowledge, protected assets and national cultural wealth.

3. To promote measures aimed at achieving a better user experience and access to the existing information in the SANPI.

4. To coordinate the initiatives and actions of the agencies that make up the SANPI and to foster their interrelation with the private sector and civil society.

5. To articulate the actions of the agencies that make up the SANPI and seek that they take an official government stance on the issues within their competence.

6. To evaluate the impact of intellectual property policies on the competitiveness and productivity of the country and on the holders and users of intellectual property rights, without interfering in the functions of each agency in these matters.

7. To support the National Administrative System of Foreign Policy and International Relations in its objective of creating a transversal, efficient and long-term vision in the field of intellectual property in the international sphere.

8. To propose mechanisms for the articulation of the SANPI and the National Administrative System of Competitiveness for the execution of policies and strategies in the field of intellectual property, in areas such as the adaption and implementation of these policies and strategies in the regions.

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?: 

A sizeable participation is expected from those people who are working in or are preparing to enter the sectors whose issues are addressed in both the training and in the virtual courses. It is expected that the number of training sessions, workshops and seminars offered each year will increase, with measures that will help increase the number of participants. In the area of virtual courses, it is hoped that they will keep to pertinent and updated information, according to the social, economic, political and technological changes that influence the development of the copyright industries.

In the medium term, measures will be implemented to accompany the development of the training offered by the organization. Further dissemination of the agency's informal educational offer through agreements and other strategies with public and private institutions is also expected.

National Administrative System of Intellectual Property

According to Decree 1162 of 2010, the goal is to achieve an adequate level of protection, use and promotion of intellectual property rights, increasing their impact on the competitiveness and productivity of the country, with a balance between the rights of holders, the public interest, the interests of knowledge users, protected assets and national cultural heritage.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
National Direction of Copyright, DNDA (for its acronym in Spanish)
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Regarding the training offered by the National Directorate of Copyright, DNDA, it is done in the facilities of that agency. Travel expenses and other costs related to the development of training activities are paid by the companies requesting that service. On the other hand, the DNDA virtual courses have been outsourced. For their implementation, a budget projection was made per year of:

2012: $71.737,21 USD

2013: $19.427,47 USD

2014: $61.227,18 USD

2015: $44.981,38 USD

2016: $65.291,81 USD

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
❭ CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES

Culture Satellite Account

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

To carry out the economic measurement of the segments of the cultural sector.

To create a focused, continuous, and comparable information system that allows economic valuation of cultural products and of the activities that generate them.

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: 

It is a measure for gathering and accessing information in the cultural sector. The variables of the Account are: production, intermediate consumption, value added, offer / usage balances, expenditure tables along with an employment matrix of the cultural sector. The following sectors have been considered for the implementation of the methodology of the Culture Satellite Account: audiovisual, music, performing arts, games and toys, publishing, visual arts, advertising and cultural education.

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. To position the Culture Satellite Account as an input for the diagnosis and decision making of public and private agents.
  2. To improve the availability of cultural sector information in Colombia.
  3. To constantly improve the sources of information and methodologies for calculating the account variables for each of the sectors.
  4. To expand the coverage of research to cover more cultural sectors.
  5. To work with the DANE (National Administrative Department of Statistics) to improve the availability of information of the account in areas such as domestic and foreign trade of services as well as the identification of secondary activities of employees.
  6. To constantly improve methodologies and data collection to encompass information coming from media outlets of cultural services and goods, such as virtual platforms.  
f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
National Administrative Department of Statistics, DANE
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Resources assigned to this measure are directly associated with the technical team that implements the measurement of the Account, in which two members are appointed by the DANE and another two appointed by the Ministry of Culture. For 2012-2016, the resources invested in this measure were: $470.999 USD

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

Resources assigned to this measure are directly associated with the technical team that implements the measurement of the Account, in which two members are appointed by the DANE and another two appointed by the Ministry of Culture. For 2012-2016, the resources invested in this measure were: $470.999 USD

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?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
Local
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

The specificities of the cultural sector require constant update, inclusion of new sources and alternative approaches for the calculation of the data processed by the Culture Satellite Account. Additionally, the contrast with other sources of data and non- monetary indicators is crucial for strengthening data analysis.

 

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

3 indicators were used to evaluate and determine impact of the Culture Satellite Account: statistical indicators, economic indicators and non-monetary indicators. The statistical indicators include mean and variance of the data. Economic indicators include production, sales costs and intermediate consumption, and finally data for non-monetary indicators was collected in order to nourish the data from the Satellite Account and from National Accounts regarding the cultural sectors.

❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Community Radios for Peace and Coexistence

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

This initiative aims to contribute to the strengthening of Colombian community radio, considered a relevant actor in the construction of a culture of peace and coexistence in the territories.   

It is an initiative of the Cooperative Network of Community Media of Santander, RESANDER, in partnership with the Presidency of the Republic through the World's Largest Conversation, the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace, the Ministries of Culture and of Information and Communications Technology, with funding from the European Union.

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 initiative has a Managing Committee, composed of the European Union, RESANDER and allied institutions, such as the newspaper El Espectador.

The project has three specific actions:

Training: For the production of short educational messages and a diploma course called "Communication, Culture and Peace".

Production and broadcasting: The objective of this action is the delivery of economic incentives to community radio stations for the production and broadcasting of radio programs during 7 months. In addition, a radio kit composed of a digital recorder and headphones will delivered, along with region-wide technical support. 

Strengthening networks: This action consists of a National Meeting of Regional Networks and a final gathering to exchange experiences and knowledge in the National Meeting of Community Radios, in order to strengthen the interregional and national ties of agents working in this media segment.

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?: 

To promote regional integration around the construction of quantitative and qualitative information about the cultural sector, in order to strengthen the cultural policies of the region through:

1. The definition of a set of cultural indicators common to all countries (economic and non-monetary, with emphasis on the publishing and audiovisual sectors, given the amount of information available from them).

2. Regular drafting and updating of regional cultural cartographies (museums, cinemas, theaters, libraries, popular bookstores).

3. Sharing the characteristics of festivities in each country and the national databases associated with these events.

4. Publication of the articles analyzing the audiovisual sector of each country (one per month).

5. Analysis of a proposal from Colombia for a comparative study of the regulations around spectacles of the performing arts.

6. Opening of the SICSUR space to other Latin American integration forums and other relevant external institutions, such as the OAS, CELAC, and the IDB, among others.

7. Relationship with MICSUR. Six months after the market, SICSUR will carry out a survey to monitor market results, focusing on the networking and economic results of the initiative.

8. The new SICSUR web site is launched online.

9. Open call for video conference. Fist fortnight of December 2016.

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 resources allocated by Colombia correspond to the available human capital to carry out the activities demanded by the system, composed of people in the area of ​​International Relations of the Ministry and technicians and advisers who support the research, knowledge gathering and institutional linkage of the Cultural Entrepreneurship Group

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

Memorandum of Understanding - Ministry of Culture, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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

To strengthen the country's public libraries so they may be recognized as spaces that offer services with a creative use of technology and respond to the needs and expectations of their users through the promotion of reading, and cultural and community development activities.

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 aim of this Project is to promote the social appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and use these tools to help communities strengthen reading, writing and learning skills; recover their collective memory; access more easily literature, education and media, and consolidate innovation and economic well-being. This will in turn allow new manifestations of the tangible and intangible heritage to appear all around the country.

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?: 

In a period of three years, starting in March 2015, this national proposal aims to improve the physical and technological conditions of libraries through the delivery of complementary technologies to 1,200 of them, and to implement a scheme for the training of 1,800 librarians in the use of technology, in service design and provision and in the positioning of public libraries.

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

2014-2018

Ministry of Culture of Colombia: USD 21,218,670

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: USD 15,129,857

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Type of Entity: 
NGO
Type of Involvement: 

 

Support in project financing through a memorandum of understanding

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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Iber programs and agreements

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • To promote the distribution and circulation of Latin American spectacles.
  • To encourage the co-production of shows between public and private promoters of the Ibero-American scene and to bolster their presence in the international stage.
  • To promote the diffusion of works by Ibero-American authors.
  • To support the venues and festivals of Ibero-America so that the productions of the region are prioritized in their programs.
  • To favor professional improvement in the fields of theater, contemporary dance and the circus arts.
  • To promote collaboration and synergy with other programs and instances related to the performing arts.
  • To promote the creation of projects that undertake a gender perspective, or deal with indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples or favor social cohesion and inclusion.
  • To support the formation of new audiences for Ibero-American musical shows, with special emphasis on young people and the most vulnerable population.
  • To promote the distribution and circulation of Latin American shows.
  • To encourage the production and co-production of musical shows.
  • To support musical creation and creative residences.
  • To promote the publishing of books about music, recordings and sheet music.
  • To promote training in the field of production and management of the musical arts.
  • To promote the diversity and cultural riches found in Ibero-American music. The Program incorporates the perspective of gender and ethnicity in the open call that it will carry out annually to support the musical creations of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples in particular.
c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

Iberescena promotes not only the circulation of artistic and cultural products, but also aims to enrich the creative exercise, to foster networks for the exchange of knowledge and to open the way to the recognition of interculturality and the dissemination of different cultural expressions.

Furthermore, the program has been crucial for finding ways of creating and disseminating artistic products, through circuits that increase their exhibition times and relevance, both in our country and in international venues.

Ibermúsica sponsors artistic residencies, composition contests (in the popular, symphonic and choral genres, among others), training sessions in the music business, diffusion projects and joint competitions with other Iber programs: Iberescena, Iberorquestas.

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?: 

Circulation of artistic and cultural products

Foster networks for the exchange of knowledge among the Iberoamerican countries

Generate training sessions in the music business, diffusion projects and joint competitions

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

Iberescena

$504.955 USD

Ibermúsica

$230.000 USD

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

Agreement on film co-production between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the French Republic

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • To renew and strengthen the relations between Colombia and France around cinema and film making.
  • To value their common heritage.
  • To update the cooperative relations in the film sector taking into account their respective regulations in this matter as well as the reality of the markets.
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: 

Agreement that grants mutual benefits in the areas of film production, more specifically:

• Generation of co-production agreements between France and Colombia that will allow both to benefit from the rewards of this activity, according to the legislation in force in each country.

• To facilitate the initial and continuous education of professionals through film making instruction and fostering of alliances between schools and training organizations in order to encourage the mobility of students.

• Creation of a joint commission to follow, facilitate and suggest, if necessary, modifications of the initial agreement.

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?: 

• To increase the number of co-productions between the Parties.

• To facilitate the procedures for the co-production of audiovisual products.

•To create alliances between schools and training organizations to strengthen the initial and continuing education in filmmaking.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 
Does not apply
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?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Ibero-American Cinematographic Intervention Agreement

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • To support initiatives through film making, for the cultural development of the peoples of the region.
  • To harmonize the cinematographic and audiovisual policies of the Parties.
  • To address the problems of film production, distribution and exhibition facing the region.
  • To preserve and promote the film production of the Parties.
  • To broaden the market for film productions in any of their forms of dissemination, by adopting in each of the countries of the region rules that promote their development and the establishment of a common Latin American film market.
  • To contribute to the strengthening of cultural exchange and inter-American solidarity (Colombia - Canada).
c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
financial
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 
  • To facilitate the entry, stay and circulation of citizens of Member Parties who are responsible for carrying out activities aimed at achieving the objectives of the Convention.
  • To facilitate the temporary importation of goods from Member States to fulfill the objectives of the Convention.
  • To encourage the signing of cooperation and co-production agreements within the framework of the Convention.
  • To establish or improve systems and mechanisms for the financing and promotion of national cinematographic activity.
  • Creation of a multilateral financial fund for the promotion of cinema.
  • To stimulate the joint participation of institutions and associations representing producers and distributors of national films in the main events of the international audiovisual market.
  • To promote the presence of film productions from the Member States in the existing – or to be created – audiovisual broadcast channels in each one of them.
  • To exchange documentation and information that contributes to the development of film making in each Member State.
  • It establishes as its main bodies the Conference of Ibero-American Cinematographic Authorities (CACI) and the Executive Secretariat of Ibero-American Cinematography (SECI).
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?: 

Implementation of the following programs:

  • Ibermedia Program
  • Ibermedia TV Program
  • DocTV Latin America Program
  • Pantalla CACI
  • Ibero-American Audiovisual Observatory
f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Ibero-American Film Integration Convention

Colombia annually provides resources for $12.184,02. USD

 

Ibermedia Program

1998 - 2016 Contribution from Colombia:

2,645,000 USD

1998 - 2015 Fund Total:

88.387.186 USD

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
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

Non-conforming measures in the FTA with the United States, and general reservations of the FTA with the European Union for the protection of national cultural content and promotion of the access of national content

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

To safeguard the cultural industries through measures that ensure public incentives for domestic producers and promote access to national content, facing the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States and the Free Trade Agreement with the European Union.

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

Colombia reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure granting preferential treatment to persons of any other country through any treaty between Colombia and that country which contains specific commitments in matters of cultural cooperation or co-production, with respect to cultural industries and activities.

Colombia may apply incentives for the promotion of cultural industries and activities, without violating the National Treatment and Most-Favored-Nation Treatment obligations of Chapter 10 on foreign investment.

Colombia reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure conditioning the one-time or continuous delivery of government support for the development and production of jewelry, performing arts, music, visual arts and publishing, to the recipient reaching a given level or percentage of domestic creative content. These measures must be consistent with the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures.

Colombia reserves its right to take measures to facilitate access to Colombian audiovisual content through interactive audio and video services, when the government determines that this is not the case. These measures must be in line with the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). Annex II-COL-14 and 15 specify the conditions for the operation of one of these measures.

Also, to protect community television production and services, it is established that they can only be supplied by communities organized and legally constituted in Colombia as foundations, cooperatives, associations, or corporations governed by civil law. For greater certainty, these services have restrictions regarding the area of coverage, number and type of channels: they can be offered to no more than 6,000 associates or community members and must be offered in the form of closed-network local access channels.

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?: 

To maintain a steady production of national content, against the possible arrival of content and works from the United States as a consequence of the FTA, which has the objective of easing the barriers for the trade of goods and services.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Does not apply

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
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

Non-conforming measures of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States for the protection of radio and television

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

To restrict the entry of foreign companies for the provision of services related to the broadcasting and production of television and radio in Colombia.

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: 

This measure offers guidelines on mechanisms for the protection of Colombian radio and television through the following mechanisms:

Colombia reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure granting preferential treatment to persons of any other country through any treaty between Colombia and that country which contains specific commitments in matters of cultural cooperation or co-production, with respect to cultural industries and activities. (Annex II-COL-7y 8)

Colombia may apply incentives for the promotion of cultural industries and activities, without violating the National Treatment and Most-Favored-Nation Treatment obligations of Chapter 10 on foreign investment. (Annex II-COL-8)

Only Colombian companies can receive concessions for the operation of telecommunications services. (Annex I-COL-18)

Concessions can only be granted for the operation of subscription television and audiovisual production services to Colombian national companies. They must transmit the open television channels completely free of charge. If these subscriber television operators broadcast advertising of non-Colombian origin, they must comply with the requirements of screen quotas of the open TV channels. (Annex I-COL-23 and 24)

Additionally, concessions can only be granted for the operation of open television services to Colombian national companies that must acquire the form of a public limited company, and cannot have more than 40% of foreign capital. These companies must comply with the screen quotas established in article 33 of Law 182 of 1995. The regional open television service providers must only be supplied by entities owned by the State, and also must comply with the screen quotas established by the same Law. (Annex I-COL-21 and 22)

In addition, concessions for radio services can only be given to Colombian national companies. The number of concessions that can be granted to operate radio services is subject to the criterion of "economic necessity". (Annex I-COL-20)

Furthermore, in the framework of the FTA with the European Union, Colombia has made a general reservation

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?: 

To maintain a steady production and broadcast of radio and television with national content.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Does not apply

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
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

Non-conforming measures of the Free Trade Agreements with the US and the EU for the protection of ethnic minorities and their traditional expressions

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

To protect Colombian ethnic communities and their traditional expressions from the threats of trade openness with developed countries, particularly those that could arise from the signing of the FTAs ​​between Colombia and the United States, and Colombia and the European Union.

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

In the FTA with the USA and with the EU, measures were taken to protect Colombian ethnic communities and their traditional expressions, the detailed aspects of which may be summarized:

In the treaty with the USA, Colombia reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure that grants rights or preferences to socially or economically disadvantaged minorities and their ethnic groups.

In addition, Colombia reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure granting rights or preferences to local communities regarding the support and development of expressions related to the intangible cultural heritage declared under Resolution 0168 of 2005.

Colombia reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure granting preferential treatment to persons of any other country through any treaty between Colombia and that country which contains specific commitments in matters of cultural cooperation or co-production, with respect to cultural industries and activities.

Colombia may apply incentives for the promotion of cultural industries and activities, without violating the National Treatment and Most-Favored-Nation Treatment obligations.

Additionally, in the framework of the FTA with the EU, Colombia has made a general reservation to protect the audiovisual cultural industry by excluding it from the scope of the "Establishment" and "Cross-Border Supply of Services" chapters.

Colombia reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure that grants rights or preferences to socially or economically disadvantaged minorities and their ethnic groups, including with respect to communal lands owned by ethnic groups in accordance with article 63 of the Constitution of Colombia. The ethnic groups in Colombia are: indigenous peoples and the gypsy, Afro-Colombian communities and the native community of the archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina. Colombia reserves the right to adopt or maintain any measure granting rights or preferences to local communities regarding the support and development of expressions related to the intangible cultural heritage.

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?: 

To generate legal mechanisms to protect communities and ethnic groups in Colombia, and their manifestations, in the wake of the signing of free trade agreements with the United States and Europe.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

Does not apply

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
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

Cultural Industries Market of the South MICSUR

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

The Southern Cultural Industries Market, MICSUR, aims to create and consolidate a platform for the awareness, dissemination, promotion, circulation and sale of goods and services generated by the cultural and creative industries of the region.

Its first edition was held in 2014 in Mar del Plata, Argentina, propitiating a regional integration space that lead to a boost in the exchange and circulation of cultural goods and services with national, regional and international reach.

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 nations of South America share identity traits and a common history, which are elements that facilitate cultural exchange. However, it is necessary to continue to strengthen the sector at the regional level, empowering trade corridors, promoting the association of value chains, and seeking complementarity in fair, festival and international market participation, among other aspects.

MICSUR works with six sectors of the cultural industries, namely:

  • Performing arts
  • Audiovisual
  • Design
  • Publishing
  • Music
  • Animation and Videogames

 

The first version of MICSUR was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in May 2014, with the participation of:

  • 10 countries.
  • 800 buyers and sellers from South America.
  • 80 international buyers from Spain, Japan, Finland, United Kingdom, USA and China.
  • 500 face-to-face meetings during business roundtables.
  • 50 activities between forums, conferences, workshops and sectoral talks.
  • 1 fashion show with the participation of designers from the 10 countries of South America.
  • 30 live performances (showcases).
  • 8 Institutional meetings of Latin American cultural organizations.

 

MISCUR has six main lines of action:

Forums (academic agenda)

Artistic presentations (showcases of music and performing arts)

Catwalk (fashion show)

Business roundtables

Cafés (networking spaces)

Fair (stands for countries and entrepreneurs of 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?: 

To promote regional integration around cultural industries and strengthen the mechanisms to bring regional markets closer together, creating new channels of circulation for cultural goods and services among the countries of South America.

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

For the participation of the delegation of Colombia in MICSUR 2014, an investment of

$149.949,02 USD was made.

Colombia hosted MICSUR in 2016, with a total investment of:

$1.187.487,30 USD, of which the Ministry of Culture contributed $531.960,22 USD, the Secretariat of Culture of Bogotá $163.881,77, the National Tourism Fund-FONTUR $98.329,06 USD, the Bogota Chamber of Commerce $393.316,25.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Bogota Chamber of Commerce
Type of Entity: 
Private company
Type of Involvement: 

 

Strategic partner for co-financing and development of MICSUR

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
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Territorial Strategy

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

Strengthening local capacities for cultural management.

Consolidate the National Culture System (Sistema Nacional de Cultura), through technical advice and assistance to territorial public entities and the citizenry in issues related to cultural management, such as: sources of funding for culture, planning, institutional strengthening and dynamization of spaces for cultural participation. Likewise, it seeks to promote the articulation between the territorial entities and the Ministry of Culture.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 
  • Municipal and departmental counseling
  • Dinamization of culture councils
  • Qualification of local cultural agents in strategic project formulation
  •  Gather and processing information towards the analisys of the system contents-instances, processes and participation meetings-decision making processes and politics formulation in the nation and its territories
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?: 

Creation and strengthening of local capacities for cultural management and consolidation of the National System of Culture.

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

2014: $758.137

2015: $808.714

 2016: $387.250

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
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
Local
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Nodes of Cultural Entrepreneurship

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

It is a strategy of articulation that seeks the decentralization of the guidelines of the national policy on cultural entrepreneurship and on cultural and creative industries through a network of local institutions, agents, organizations and cultural enterprises of each of the country's 11 prioritized municipalities, for the strengthening and promotion of the ecosystems of cultural and creative industries.

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

• Research and knowledge: To identify and characterize the ecosystem of cultural and creative industries in the municipality, its potentialities and the main difficulties that impede its development.

•Linkage: To coordinate the public and private institutions of the municipality that develop activities linked to the ecosystem of the cultural and creative field.

• Defining a structured work agenda based on a process between the agents that belong to the node, either public, private or belonging to civil society.

• Training: Providing and managing spaces for training and development for cultural entrepreneurship.

• Funding sources: Managing sources of funding and projects to strengthen the ecosystem of cultural and creative industries in the municipality.

• Fostering an encompassing vision of the cultural sector, in which diverse cultural agents are interrelated and necessary.

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?: 

Creation and consolidation of ecosystems of regional and local cultural and creative industries in which the policy of the sector is implemented based on vocations and territorial realities.

Positioning the cultural and creative industries as a sector that contributes substantially to social and economic development at the local, regional and national levels, in a sustainable way.

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

For the implementation of this initiative the following investment resources have been allocated annually by the Cultural Entrepreneurship Group:

2015: $109.231 USD

2016:  $114.717 USD

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

 

Partner for the execution of the agreement and the generation of the training processes

Name: 
Cultura al Derecho
Type of Entity: 
Private company
Type of Involvement: 

 

Partner for the generation of content and academic processes related to Copyright

Name: 
The Artist’s Attorney
Type of Entity: 
Private company
Type of Involvement: 

Socio para la generación de contenido y los procesos académicos relacionadsa con el sector de la música

Name: 
OneRPM Colombia
Type of Entity: 
Private company
Type of Involvement: 

Socio para la generación de contenido y los procesos académicos relacionadsa con el sector de la música

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
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Training Strategy in Cultural Entrepreneurship

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Key objectives of the measure: 
  • To provide educational tools and methodologies for the strengthening and sustainability of cultural processes in Colombia.
  • To carry out training and accompaniment processes in cultural entrepreneurship that allow the development of the productive potential of each of the links of the value chain of the industries and their transversal activities.
  • To provide concepts and practical tools for strengthening and acquiring knowledge, and ways of doing that allow cultural agents and organizations to design and implement conditions that position the cultural sector as a generator of growth and economic sustainability, with a significant impact, both for the sector as for society in general.
c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
institutional
c.3. the main feature of the measure: 

• To conduct training programs for cultural entrepreneurship.

• Production of cultural content using technology and the circulation of cultural goods and services.

• Technical support for the speeding up of innovation and competitiveness in the cultural companies that are linked to the Competitiveness Roundtables.

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?: 

Indicators associated to the coverage of the training programs in the wake of the implementation of the strategy.

The measure reached the following milestones:

• 9,768 people received training, belonging to 3,271 organizations.

• 248 courses were imparted in 132 municipalities of the 32 departments of the country.

• Outreach to 4 indigenous reservations to answer the needs of ethno-entrepreneurship.

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 project was funded by investment resources from the Cultural Entrepreneurship Group of the Ministry of Culture.

 

2012: $226.890

2013: $325.259

 2014: $309.895

2015: $561.353

2016: $278.599

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Institutions and academic agents (universities, Workshop Schools, non-governmental organizations)
Type of Entity: 
Private company
Type of Involvement: 

 

Partners for the implementation of academic programs

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
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Social Laboratories of Culture and Entrepreneurship (LASO)

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

The LASO Project is a networked platform where young people can build collaborative networks for the creation, management and commercialization of cultural content with the purpose of making their life projects viable and thus contributing to social transformation.

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

The LASO project has been present in 18 municipalities throughout the country through cultural content production centers (CPCC).

It has provided training in audio production to about 4,000 young people since 2012. Through this initiative, the beneficiaries of the Project have created 494 productive units, with further participation of around 400 beneficiaries in circulation and commercial spaces such as business roundtables, festivals and cultural markets.

Its components are:

• Granting of equipment for audio production studies.

• Training in audio production.

• Construction of collaborative projects.

• Circulation in musical markets.

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?: 

• Studies equipped with audio production equipment.

• Young people trained with technical skills for audio production.

• Entrepreneurship projects launched.

• Access to music markets by the beneficiaries of the project.

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 resources allocated to the LASO Project come from the investment budget of the Cultural Entrepreneurship Group of the Ministry of Culture, as follows:

2012: $44.488 USD

2013: $93.638 USD

2014: $84.971 USD

 2015: $89.205 USD

 2016: $68.830 USD

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
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

V. National Cultural Concertation Program

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

To promote, facilitate, support and give visibility to cultural processes and activities of common interest through the delivery of economic resources.

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 National Concertation Program is an instrument through which the Ministry of Culture supports artistic or cultural projects of public interest that create spaces of gathering and coexistence in their communities. Its name is also due to the fact that the approved initiatives have local resources, in addition to those granted by the Ministry.

In this way, the country's cultural organizations of varying levels of trajectory, coverage and geographic location submit cultural projects responding to an annual open call, which stipulates the criteria for selection, evaluation, resource allocation and monitoring to the use of public resources. Projects may be submitted by public sector entities such as departmental and municipal governments, public institutions of a cultural nature, indigenous councils, resguardos and associations, community councils of black communities and by nonprofit legal entities of the private sector whose corporate purpose includes cultural activities.

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. To apply inclusive criteria for the recognition of different cultural and artistic manifestations, and to optimize the delivery of resources to achieve greater impact in local and regional processes.

2. To promote, support and give visibility to cultural processes, projects and activities, for which clear rules of participation and selection, and an equitable allocation of budgetary resources are determined.

3. To promote the support and circulation of cultural goods and services at the national and international levels with the purpose of converting artistic initiatives into marketable cultural goods and services that aim to be sustainable and competitive.

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

From 2011 to 2014, more than $49.594.229 USD have been provided to support 5,452 cultural projects throughout the country.

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
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

National Stimulus Program

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

Stimulate the creation, research and training of actors of the cultural sector, as well as the circulation of goods and services with a view to the cultural sustainability of the nation. It is aimed at natural persons, but also seeks to strengthen networks, promote exchanges and foster communicating vessels of creation.       

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 measure is structured around the lines of training, research, creation and circulation; the modalities in which the incentives are granted are:

• Scholarships: they aim to increase the opportunities for creation, research and circulation, through the development of artistic and cultural projects. They are awarded for the development or conclusion of a particular project.

• Internships: their objective is to complement training and teaching. The internships must take place in a department other than the one of where the recipient lives (in the case of national internships).

• National Prizes: they are awarded to the work and trajectory of creators, researchers and cultural managers, whose work has enriched the cultural memory of the country.

• Acknowledgments: they shine light on artistic and cultural endeavors whose distinguishing feature is excellence and a positive contribution to the sector. They are awarded to works, projects or processes already completed.

• Artistic residences: inscribed in the line of creation, they support the development of creative projects and artistic explorations in a different place to the residence of the artist, either in Colombia or abroad.

The measure is implemented through an open call.

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?: 

The expected results with the implementation of the measure are to support creation, research, training and circulation; facilitating exchange and interculturality; socially recognizing creators through their projects and vital trajectories in the service of culture; promoting new talents; affirming identities and diversity; supporting the cultural development of regions, and strengthening community initiatives and social networks. These are congruent with the Convention to the extent that they seek to promote cultural expressions in their integrality, while encouraging and supporting their creators.

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

2012: $1.390.256 USD

2013: $1.740.492 USD

2014: $1.509.820 USD

2015: $1.413.399 USD

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?: 
Yes
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Program of harmonization of statistics and Satellite Accounts of Culture

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

To establish a program of harmonization of statistics and satellite accounts of culture aimed mainly at meeting the requirements of the integration process and at aiding in the improvement of the planning methods and techniques used in the Andean cultural field.

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: 

These provisions are concrete actions that allow Colombian public policymakers to be informed about the dynamics of cultural sectors to undertake public policies and programs that improve the resources and actions applied in the cultural field, and positively impact Colombian society with the provision and valuation of cultural services. 

In addition, comparability in figures among Andean Community of Nations (CAN) countries, achieved through the homogenization of statistics in the cultural sector, allows to improve methodologies and make cross-country comparisons, strengthening the information that is provided to Colombians regarding these issues, which in turn can strengthen the exchange of cultural goods and services between the region, generating an economic, social and cultural impact.

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?: 

A coordination strategy within the framework of the CAN countries, which combines different mechanisms of statistical measurement and records the development of the cultural and creative industries, as well as the processes associated with heritage at the national and regional levels.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Culture in an agreement with the National Administrative Department of Statistics, DANE.
f.2 Financial resources allocated to implement the measure: 

128,797 USD - resources obtained by a FEMCIDI - OAS call for the four countries.

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

 

Project financing agency

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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Expreso Sur Project

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

• To promote and strengthen cultural cooperation in the region.

• To recognize and promote the central value of culture as an indispensable basis for development and overcoming poverty and inequality.

• To promote the reduction of regional and subregional asymmetries in the promotion and universal access to culture.

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

The Expreso Sur project strengthens cooperation between the Ministries of Culture and public television of the countries of the region, with the aim of exchanging content, co-producing, conducting training and defining joint content dissemination and marketing strategies.

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?: 

With Expreso Sur, spectators are expected to understand and enjoy the cultural diversity and intangible heritage of each country, which will foster self-understanding and the understanding of each other as part of a region.

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

77,000 USD

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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Retina Latina: a Website to Stream Latin American Cinema

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

To generate specific actions through the regional integration of Latin American countries to have a common strategy for the dissemination of Latin American cinema, in response to the difficulties of distribution due to the lack of a consolidated regional market (works are concentrated in their national markets and not exhibited in neighboring ones).

 

To have an online portal of free on-demand films in order to bring Latin American cinematographic productions to the citizens of this region and the Caribbean – from an audience training approach – who rarely get to see this cinema due to the distribution challenges it faces compared to Hollywood cinema.

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

Digital public platform for the diffusion, promotion and distribution of Latin American cinema, providing access to the citizens of Latin America and the Caribbean on a free and individual user basis.

 

Space for users in Latin America and the Caribbean to enjoy a representative panorama of the diversity of film production in the region, increasing their knowledge of the history and current affairs of Latin America, through reviews, critiques, essays, interviews and complementary multimedia materials to the audiovisual works.

 

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?: 

Retina Latina will become the site of reference and convergence of Latin American cinema for the citizens of the region and the Caribbean, where they will be trained as an audience through the contact with the diversity in themes, genres, formats and points of view of our films. Likewise, filmmakers of the region will find in Retina Latina an open digital window to make their works visible and help them find their audience.

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

2015-2016

 IDB: 430,000 USD

 Member Countries: 755,000 USD

Total: 1,185,000 USD

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?: 
Yes
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Technical Group of Culture of the Pacific Alliance

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

To foster the integration and strengthening of cultural and creative enterprises and industries that have a direct impact on the sustainable economic growth of the four member countries, giving visibility to the identity, diversity and creativity of their citizens.

 

To protect, preserve safeguard and disseminate cultural heritage, in all its manifestations, in the four member countries.

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 main characteristics of the measure are framed in three main lines:

  • Coordination and articulation: to propose and monitor the joint actions for the development of cultural entrepreneurship in the member countries.

 

  • Promotion and institutional strengthening:  coordinated initiatives among the member countries for the development of cultural entrepreneurship, namely, training, production, circulation, legislation and research.

 

  • Positioning cultural industries: develop mechanisms that give rise to complementarity between the Parties and improve the positioning of cultural and creative industries in the international context, with special emphasis on the countries of Asia-Pacific; preparing and implementing a work plan with specific cooperation initiatives for the cultural and creative industries.
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?: 

To generate processes of regional integration, around trade, exchange and public policy pillars related to cultural entrepreneurship and the cultural industries.

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

Assignment of two advisers, an institutional and technical liaison, to take on the activities related to the agenda of the Technical Group of Culture of the Pacific Alliance since 2015.

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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Cultural Information System of Mercosur - SICSUR

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

The purpose of SICSUR is to promote regional integration and the strengthening of the cultural sector in the region through the development of cultural information systems that try to solve the lack of data about South American culture.  

Since 2006, 10 yearly seminars have been held on cultural information systems within the framework of SICSUR. Through the different editions, methodological issues, shared experiences and the collection of cultural information have been addressed.  

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 forum was created in 2006 and has been coordinated since then by Argentina, from the Argentine Cultural Information System (SInCA), with the participation of 11 South American countries, including Colombia. 

The SInCA assigns a professional to follow the project, who is in charge of linking those responsible in each country with Mercosur’s cultural information agenda.

During its trajectory, a solid regional working group has been constituted, involving 11 countries. This group carries out its work plan through constant communications, face-to-face and virtual forums, teleconferences and, once every year, a meeting of all the delegations. It is worth mentioning that at the time of the creation of SICSUR, only one country in the bloc performed an economic quantification of culture, and only three organized cultural information in a CIS. After more than 10 years of progress, all countries have their own project, with different complexities and developments, but still allowing for effective comparability among them.

The SICSUR has carried out and published four measurement exercises: Satellite Account of Culture: First Steps Towards its Construction in the Cultural MERCOSUR; We and the Others: Foreign Trade in Cultural Goods in South America; The States of Culture: A Study on the Public Cultural Institutions of the SICSUR Countries - available in Spanish and Portuguese. A Look from the South: Indigenous Peoples. Study on Cultural Policies and Indigenous Peoples.

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?: 

To promote regional integration around the construction of quantitative and qualitative information about the cultural sector, in order to strengthen the cultural policies of the region through:

1. Definition of a set of cultural indicators common to all countries (economic and non-monetary, with emphasis on the publishing and audiovisual sectors, given the availability of data).

2. Regular drafting and updating of regional cultural cartographies (museums, cinemas, theaters, libraries and bookstores).

3. Sharing the definitions of festivity in each country, and the databases associated with the regional and national festivities.

4. Publication of the articles analyzing the audiovisual sector of each country (one per month).

5. To analyze a proposal from Colombia for a comparative study of the regulation of performing arts spectacles.

6. Opening of SICSUR to other Latin American integration forums and relevant external institutions, such as the OAS, CELAC, and the IDB, among others.

7. Relationship with MICSUR. Six months after that cultural market, SICSUR will carry out a survey to monitor market results, focusing on the associative and economic results of the initiative.

8. The new SICSUR web site is launched online.

9. Open call for video conference. First fortnight of December 2016.

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 resources allocated by Colombia correspond to the human capital assigned to carry out the activities demanded by the system, composed of people in the area of ​​International Relations of the Ministry and technicians and advisers who support the research, knowledge gathering and institutional linkage of the Cultural Entrepreneurship Group.

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