Ibero-American Performing Arts Support Fund - Iberescena
The fund works towards the support, exchange and integration of the performing arts in Latin America and Spain. Uruguay joined in 2009. Its objectives are: strengthening education and training of theatre and dance professionals, mainly of the production and management areas; support for the distribution, circulation and promotion of Ibero-American productions; and encouragement of coproductions by public and private promoters of the Ibero-American scene. (www.iberescena.org/es)
Iberescena was created in 2006 following a decision by the Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government. The fund has been ratified by eleven states, which finance the programme.
It is presided by the IBERESCENA intergovernmental council, to which each member state appoints a renowned representative of the performing arts as its delegate. The council defines the fund´s policy, the possibilities to obtain support and the decision-making process. The fund´s economic resources are provided by contributions of its member states and other possible resources agreed upon by the Iberescena technical unit.
Lines of action: presentations in networks, festivals and performing arts venues; coproduction of shows by companies and public and private groups; support of the Ibero-American theatre copyright; and education and training, with special emphasis on the production and management in the field of performing arts.