Development of information contents and services through the implementation and hosting of portals and websites in the CUBARTE network

Where
Cuba
When
2016
Who
Ministry of Culture, Centre of Informatics for Culture-CUBARTE
Key objectives of the measure:

1.       Support the promotion and dissemination of information relative to different public institutions and the activity of artists and writers in different spheres of cultural life: arts education, community culture, visual arts, cinema, literature, music and heritage.

2.        Offer a wide range of cultural contents to the population and the world regarding the Cuban culture system.

Keep the network Directory of the main cultural sites updated. (See Additional Annex 3, Table 4.)

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

The servers of our institution provide the service of hosting portals and websites belonging to the network of institutions attached to the Ministry of Culture, to writers and artists, as well as to NGOs such as the Hermanos Saíz Association, the Alejo Carpentier Foundation, the Nicolás Guillén Foundation and the Yoruba Cultural Association of Cuba, among others. Mention should be made of the CUBARTE Portal of Cuban Culture, available in three languages (Spanish, English and French), online for 15 years, which offers a digital news medium dedicated to promote what is happening in Cuban culture, not only from an artistic and literary standpoint, but also the transversal dimension of heritage.

Development of related websites and applications related to culture.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Place at the disposal of the national and international public, in three languages (Spanish, English and French) varied information on institutions, cultural expressions, artists, writers and the Cuban culture sector in general.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

An important part of the development and implementation process is carried out through the funds allocated by the Cuban State to the budget of the Centre of Informatics for Culture.  The rest is obtained through commercial management as a result of the development, implementation or hosting of websites for institutions or artists and writers

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Distribution
Participation