In 2018, with the creation of a network of Municipal Funds for the Arts and Social Transformation (FMAyTSs by its acronym in Spanish), the National Fund for the Arts sought to expand the coverage of its Creation Grants and Training Grants for artists, entrepreneurs and cultural managers. Each Fund is constituted by means of an alliance between municipalities and local strategic partners, to multiply the impact of the investment and ensure its sustainability.
In 2019, the demand encouraged the participating municipalities to hold a second edition and to create new funds. The FRAyTs of Saladillo, Lobos and Roque Perez expanded and included General Alvear and Las Flores. The following organizations also participated in this program: FMAyTS of Vicente Lopez; Tandil, Balcarce, Necochea; UNICEN (National University of the Center) in its 4 headquarters that include Olavarria and Azul; the Regional Fund for the Arts and Social Transformation (FRAyT) of Cordoba (capital city), Villa General Belgrano, Jesus Maria, La Falda, Bell Ville and Marcos Juarez; and the FRAyTS of Santa Fe City and headquarters of UNL (Universidad Nacional del Litoral) (Avellaneda, Esperanza, Galvez, Sunchales).
Each FMAyT has its own characteristics, regulations and local jury committee to adapt to the needs of its artists.
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure:
Province of Cordoba: Cordoba (capital city), Villa General Belgrano, Jesus Maria, La Falda, Bell Ville and Marcos Juarez.
Province of Santa Fe: Santa Fe (capital city) and headquarters of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Avellaneda, Esperanza, Galvez, Sunchales).
Province of Buenos Aires: Moron, Tandil, Balcarce, Necochea, Azul and UNICEN headquarters (in its 4 locations), Vicente Lopez, Saladillo, Lobos, Roque Perez, General Alvear, Las Flores, Almirante Brown, Quilmes and Tres de Febrero.
In 2018 the FMAyTSs of Tres de Febrero, Almirante Brown, Moron and Quilmes, and the Regional Fund for the Arts and Social Transformation (FRAyTS) of Saladillo, Lobos and Roque Perez were launched. Also 663 artists enrolled and 96 grants were awarded to 246 beneficiaries.
In 2019, having expanded the FMAyTSs to new locations, 142 grants were awarded.
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