Culture and arts for social cohesion in Latin American cities
The overall objective of this project is to promote and strengthen the role of arts and culture as drivers for inclusive and sustainable urban development in Latin America. The specific objective is to facilitate exchanges and joint actions between the EU and LA to better integrate cultural policies and initiatives in urban development strategies, building on successful projects supporting social cohesion in LA cities.
This is the first action in the framework of the EU regional cooperation with Latin America that supports culture and arts for social cohesion.
The project fosters cooperation and exchanges between the EU and Latin America and among Latin American cities. In particular the project supports the development of small artistic initiatives in 5 selected cities of the region, each of which is located in a country Party to the 2005 Convention: (Puebla (Mexico), San Salvador (El Salvador), Medellin (Colombia), Lima (Peru) and Curitiba (Brazil).
The project also aims to raise awareness of the role of culture in development cooperation, in particular with a small exhibition of projects that takes place at the end of the action, in Brussels.
- Awareness-raising about the role of cultural policies and programmes and art practices in addressing the needs of people who are socially excluded in urban contexts.
- Enhanced interchanges between actors of the cultural and social sectors of Latin America and the EU and create opportunities for Latin American artists and creators, especially from the poorest urban neighbourhoods, to work on cultural initiatives with the EU partners.
- Organization of arts and culture events to showcase successful artworks and artistic initiatives supporting social cohesion and fostering participation of the population, especially young people, from disadvantaged urban areas in Latin America.