Cultural promotion

Costa Rica
Department of Cultural Promotion, Directorate of Culture.
Key objectives of the measure:
Cultural promotion stimulates the work of people in the field of culture through scholarships, declarations, awards, technological platforms and socio-educational processes that lead to the recognition and promotion of diverse cultural expressions in Costa Rica.  This Department is responsible for the Scholarships-Workshop, which foster and preserve plurality and cultural diversity and facilitate the participation of all social sectors in processes related to cultural, artistic and recreational development without difference as to gender, ethnicity or geographic location by opening spaces and opportunities that propitiate the revitalization of traditions and cultural expressions, as well as the artistic creation and appreciation in its different manifestations.  The Department is also responsible for the National Cultural Awards (12 overall), which are an annual incentive to excellence, development and contribution to the cultural development of Costa Rica.
"Puntos de Cultura" is a new program destined to encourage cultural organizations to play a stronger role in the promotion of cultural diversity.
Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The recognition and promotion of diverse cultural expressions in Costa Rica.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Recognition and promotion of diverse cultural expressions in the country.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

No financial resources have been allocated to implement this measure.

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

-The number of scholarship holders increases annually (compared with the previous year)
-Puntos de Cultura fund is established.

Indicators used to determine impact:
Number of beneficiaries from the Scholarships-Workshop.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)