Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
UNEAC periodically participates in meetings convened by the Ministry of Culture and other Central State Administration Bodies to exchange ideas and opinions on issues related to the different art manifestations and its relationship with society that are in the process of conceptualization. Likewise, it issues consultations and transfers proposals generated by the concerns of the artists and intellectuals who are members of the organization.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
The congresses held by the organization are reference points for the design and implementation of the country's cultural policy; for example, as a result of the process of the 9th Congress, held in 2019, UNEAC compiled more than 500 agreements and proposals referring to the most recurrent issues in the cultural field, which are followed up by the eleven Permanent Commissions for Cultural Work, approved at this Congress. As an organization that supports and promotes the broadest freedom of intellectual and artistic creation among its members, it provides specialized information through the publications of the UNEAC publishing system, which has three publishing houses: "Ediciones Unión", "Cauce" (in Pinar del Río province) and "Caserón" (in Santiago de Cuba province). In the specific case of "Ediciones Unión", it also has periodicals, printed and digital magazines with the artists' daily events and research and critical articles on culture and society in general. The three publishing houses treasure a numerous catalogue of books, written by the artistic vanguard of literature in Cuba, where one can find all the genres of this manifestation and constitute tools of obligatory consultation for examining and evaluating the development of the cultural life of the country.