Institutional improvement to achieve a greater presence of the diversity of cultural expressions in Cuba and the rest of the world so that greater attention may be given to creators involved in the implementation of this measure.

Where
Cuba
When
2016
Who
Ministry of Culture, Institutes and Councils: Cuban Institute of Music (ICM), Cuban Book Institute (ICL), National Council for the Performing Arts (CNAE), Cuban Institute of Cinema Art and Industry (ICAIC).
Juan Marinello Cuban Institute for Cultural Research (ICIC), University of the Arts (ISA), José Martí National Library, National Centre of Arts Schools (CNEART).
Key objectives of the measure:

Create institutions and mechanisms to diversify the cultural offer, carefully examine the results, improve the artists’ qualifications and create better working conditions.

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
legislative, regulatory, financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

Parting from this measure, three institutions were created, a work group for the institutional upgrading of Cuban cinema was constituted, a research strategy was implemented for the institution, and four regulations were adopted to create better working conditions for artists and promoters.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

 

Based on this research, the needs for the development of creation, heritage and education have been determined for the current period.

The hiring of performing arts and music artists has improved, and as a result they are better paid for the amount and quality of their presentations.

New institutions for the teaching and promotion of literature have been constituted.

The needs for training artists during the current period were specified.

The integration of entities belonging to the Public Library System was improved.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

N/A

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

The progress made in institutional improvement has been evaluated and there has been an increase in the diversity of cultural expressions, both in Cuba and abroad.

Indicators used to determine impact:
Statistical information; enrolment rate in education; income levels achieved; categorisation of researchers; ongoing research projects; library services
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Music
Performing Arts
Publishing
Visual Arts
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Distribution
Participation
Production