Cultural Programming of the Institute of Higher National Studies of Ecuador

Where
Ecuador
When
2020
Who
Institute of Higher National Studies of Ecuador (IAEN, in Spanish)
This measure was reported by civil society.
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
IAEN's cultural projects are presented in compliance with the Organic Law of Higher Education (LOES, in Spanish) which defines higher education as a humanistic, cultural and scientific. In the direct geographical influence environment of IAEN, there is no cultural offer from other institutions that meets the demand for cultural services of the university community, as well as of the public in the sector. The IAEN Auditorium and the squares of the Financial Management Government Platform are public spaces that must provide cultural services aimed at strengthening the intercultural nature of the Ecuadorian State, in order to offer the university community, public servants of the neighboring institutions, and public of the sector with high quality artistic events aimed at disseminating the history and cultural wealth of Ecuador. Cultural activities are part of the commitment undertaken by the Institute of Higher National Studies to contribute to the knowledge, preservation and enrichment of national culture, positioning IAEN as a distinct actor, both in the academic and cultural aspects, before the university community and the citizens in general.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
During 2018 and 2019, IAEN's cultural networking activities benefited more than 31,000 citizens, who had access to the cultural services of: mobile library, art presentations, workshops, intercultural fairs, cinema cycles, film activities, plastic art exhibitions, photography and more. The Biblioteca Móvil (Mobile Library) project aims at promoting reading habits in the citizens. In one year of activity, more than 10,000 books have been borrowed. IAEN's “Arts Tuesday” project aims at providing cultural services, both to the university community and to the public by means of music and performing arts performances. Regarding film-making activities, the short documentary “Amor en Igualdad”, about the approval of egalitarian marriage in Ecuador, was produced. It reached more than 10,000 people. IAEN organizes plastic art and photography exhibitions, which have reached more than 5,000 people. Regarding intercultural projects, fairs and artistic events related to the celebration of the Andean calendar are organized. There has been an audience of more than 4,000 people. During the Human Rights Days, forums, cinema cycles, radio programs and cultural workshops have been held, benefiting more than 2,000 people. The events have been attended by students and senior citizens, as well as public in general.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Transversal Priority(ies)
Youth