To contribute to the development, strengthening and dissemination of cultural, popular and community manifestations.

The Association of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC)
This measure was reported by civil society.
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
The initiative includes the action and revitalization of socio-cultural processes through community practices together with the coordination and articulation of artists and writers with the network of local institutions, as well as other spaces linked to community cultural development in the country's municipalities. Thus, the active participation of member artists in the processes of creation, appreciation and promotion of art and literature in the communities is strengthened through the movement of coordinators in Havana and in provincial committees throughout the country. It establishes communication networks to disseminate and promote the actions of community projects on various platforms. It coordinates with cultural organizations and institutions, as well as local governments, disseminating community experiences related to the organization. Likewise, it enhances the insertion of the artistic vanguard into the processes of general and specialized education, accompanied by the methodology of community projects and actions. It has an Office of Community Cultural Work which, together with the Center for Exchange and References-Community Initiative "CIERIC", conducts training activities, processes of reflection, debate and development thereto. At UNEAC headquarters, there are specialists and permanent community culture committees in each Provincial Committee and the Special Municipality of the Isle of Youth Committee. In particular, there are three regional areas associated with the national CIERIC-UNEAC office in the east, center and west of the country (Las Tunas, Villa Clara and Havana provinces, respectively). At the same time, they carry out important work in identifying international collaborative projects to support and integrate culture into sustainable development frameworks.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
The artistic potentialities within the communities that receive the direct impact of the projects are reaffirmed. The concept of new project work has been extended to include socio-cultural, environmental, and productive aspects. Community development policies are being emphasized with cultural proposals of reference. A platform for joint work was set up with existing networks and with accumulated experience in community cultural work.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)