Digital Culture and Digital Narratives

Ministry of Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Digital Culture project aims to establish and position criteria and actions aimed at the production, ownership, circulation of content and communicational and cultural strategies in digital media, understanding that a large part of the creative industries are supported today by the development of information and communication technologies (ICT).

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Between 2018 and 2019 the project made significant progress in:
* The design of a public Digital Culture policy aimed at providing guidelines to face the challenges of the relationship between communication, culture and the digital ecosystem, that the development of ICT has brought about. The policy is under development.
* Training and research. During 2019, the development of training, creation and circulation strategies for media content produced through the use ICTs was decisively promoted, in order to promote the convergence between creative and cultural content. The following achievements are part of this approach:
o A first diagnosis on the current situation of the system of creation, production and circulation of digital products in the following 10 departments: Amazonas, Caldas, Choco, Guajira, Narino, Magdalena, Meta, Huila, Cauca and Norte de Santander.
o Workshops in eight departments of the country (the former minus Cauca and Guajira) in order to provide their creators with skills to use the new media that is now available to them. The topics on which the training revolved included podcast, internet videos, immersive technologies and augmented reality. The training benefited 100 creators who produced 30 pieces of content to tell various stories from their territories.
o Creation of two virtual educational tools on how to produce podcasts and web series aimed at content creators in the regions. Scheduled for activation in 2020.
o Creation of the first Manual of Digital Narratives as a tool provided by the Ministry of Culture to all creators in the country, with the purpose of promoting the production of diverse stories using the new media.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Poliedro Foundation
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)