International presence

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The Ministry of Culture’s Office of Integration and International Affairs.
Key objectives of the measure:

To increase the promotion of Venezuelan culture abroad, along with the output of our artists, intellectuals and creators, and the vast diversity of traditional expressions that identify us as a nation, by coordinating with the entities in charge of developing plans to project our image onto the international stage.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

To promote Venezuelan culture within the country, as well as abroad, to keep the arts and popular traditions alive in this modern world, by raising awareness about our many cultural manifestations and building our sense of pride.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

In 2013, 60 events relating to Venezuelan culture took place abroad; 57 exchanges and international cooperation events were agreed upon and carried out; 9 events were celebrated in relation to the Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity. Eight international events were held in Venezuela.    

In 2014, a total of 90 cultural events were carried out, a 59% decrease compared to the previous year. However, the presence of representatives from Germany, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Angola, Algiers, Brazil, Bolivia, Belize, Belarus, and Colombia was secured. 

In 2015, 90 events were held, including promotional festivals, conventions, and meetings to seek bilateral agreements in the areas of culture, heritage and cultural diversity with members of the Union of South American Nations (USAN), the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

An average of US$ 32,000 was allocated for the project, using funds from the regular national budget and supplemental appropriations.