Development of contents and information services through the distribution of specialised newsletters and the publication of information on the CUBARTE digital newspaper.

Ministry of Culture, Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE
Key objectives of the measure:

1.       Generate articles in three languages (Spanish, English and French) and disseminate information on the different spheres of cultural activity: arts education, community culture, visual arts, literature, music and heritage.

2.       Publish the magazine Lettres de Cuba, which basically reflects the links of our culture with the French-speaking world and refers to the life and works of intellectuals and artists from North America, Latin America, Europe, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, and the new generations of visual artists.

(See Additional Annex 3, Table 5.)

Scope of the measure:
National, International
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

The newsletter service ensures that all information on the cultural sphere reaches the most remote areas in the country and thousands of persons in the world.

The following publications are distributed mainly to CUBARTE users, as well as others: CUBARTE Cultural Newsletter, Por Cuba newsletter with information on national cultural activities, and Entorno newsletter, with information on international cultural activities.

In addition, several newsletters are sent in Spanish, English and French.

Information on current cultural news, written by outstanding national intellectuals, is made available in those three languages, and works from other news media linked to our editorial profile are also reproduced.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Maintain the most extensive dissemination possible of national and international cultural news.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Resources allocated by the Cuban State to the budget of the Centre of Informatics for Culture

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

It has allowed the access of different sectors of the population to updated cultural information. Likewise, it provides spaces for the promotion and dissemination of the institutional work and the creative initiative of artists and writers and their main achievements and results. Presence on the network of different thematic axes and of the NGOs working for culture.

Indicators used to determine impact:
Number of specialised newsletters created.Amount of information published.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)