Cultural Information System of Costa Rica (Sicultura)

Where
Costa Rica
When
2019
Who
Culture and Economy Unit of the Ministry of Culture and Youth
Key objectives of the measure:

General: Integrate the country's cultural information into a technological platform for dissemination, analysis and knowledge of the Costa Rican culture.

Specific: 1. Identify the country's cultural resources for registration in the Cultural Directory of (Sicultura)

2. Provide georeferenced information about diverse cultural resources in the country.

3. Analyze the recorded information for the generation of scientific data that increases knowledge about Costa Rican artistic-cultural reality and the orientation of the country's cultural policies.

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The Culture and Economy Unit of the Ministry of Culture and Youth has components that generate information about the cultural sector, including the Cultural Information System (Siculture), the Satellite Culture Account and the National Culture Survey. It was established in 2014 as stated in Decree No. 38427-C and its work is linked to the axis of Economic Dynamization of Culture of the National Cultural Rights Policy.

Sicultura is the online platform dedicated to the dissemination and knowledge about Costa Rican culture, through updated, useful tools, information for artists, entrepreneurs and the general public, composed by the Cultural Directory, Training Directory, Financing and Support, Cultural Map, Cultural Agenda and a section of Cultural Statistics.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

1. To make visible and systematize the work of the artistic-cultural sector through technological tools, in order to generate data for orientation of cultural policies according to the dynamics and processes of the cultural sector. 

2. To be the most complete and self-sustaining platform for information and cultural services on the Internet that integrates artistic-cultural resources of all regions of the country, whose continuous growth makes it the main informative reference for users and the basis for the orientation of policies that respond to the needs of the population.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

ND

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain