Children’s Strategy

Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Ministry of Culture and the Usina del Arte Cultural Center in particular propose children's content and cultural experiences for boys, girls and families. In each instance, the program seeks to listen to the population segment and study their preferences and needs in order to draw up cultural proposals that value the game as a learning tool, exploring interests and generating new experiences.
Based on a qualitative and quantitative diagnosis and analysis, different age groups were defined to work on specific cultural proposals and initiatives that respond to their interests, preferences, needs, both for children and parents or adults in charge. The segments are:
Infants and toddlers;
Children aged 4 to 7;
Children aged 8 to 12.
Some of the milestones in this plan are the "Iupiiiii" (Yipee) space, the first exclusive cultural space for infants and toddlers in the city; "La Nochecita" (Little Evening) (2019), which was the great museum night for children; "Vamos a las Plazas" (Let's go to the park), a program which is organized every summer; and the Winter Holiday program. Each milestone reflects the coordinated participation of the various public spaces and cultural events (festivals, museums, libraries, theaters, among others), along with private players (artists for children, youth cultural centers, foundations).

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

90,000 people attended the children's festival "La Nochecita" and 120,000 people attended the winter holiday activities in 2019.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

USD 243,000

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Type of entity
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

A comprehensive plan to accompany, inspire and enhance the creativity of children in the City of Buenos Aires in every neighborhood and for every stage of childhood: infants, toddlers, 4-7 and 8-12 year-olds.
The Usina del Arte Cultural Center, in the south of the City, expands with a schedule of activities designed for the whole family, with special emphasis on musical proposals, visual arts and gastronomy.
Every week, there are great cultural festivals, guaranteeing access to hundreds of thousands of neighbors. There are various quality and accessible programs.
Every year, on average, 1,200,000 residents attend these activities to enjoy 950 musical performances, 650 training sessions in visual arts and music, and 45 gastronomic events.
In 2019, the most outstanding contents of the year were offered in the winter holiday program: 120,000 children attended different events along 15 days together with their families, and "La Nochecita" had 90,000 attendees.

532,655 children between 0 and 12 years of age who live in the City of Buenos Aires
338,530 households with children under the age of 12
480 artists for children who worked to generate a diverse children's cultural agenda

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Media Arts
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Transversal Priority(ies)