The National Program of Associated Artistic Initiation Schools, coordinated bye the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBAL), through the Sub-directorate general for Artistic Education and Research, has the objective of expanding and diversifying the initial training options that currently exist in the field of non-formal education and creating new conditions to serve children and young people who see art as an option for their personal development, their possibilities of expression, communication and creation, as well as for the appreciation and enjoyment of artistic manifestations. In addition, the program constitutes a strategic line for the strengthening of initial artistic education in Mexico and plans to lay the groundwork for the timely detection of children and young people interested in pursuing professional studies in the different artistic disciplines.
The program is essentially aimed at a population between 6 and 17 years old, where two categories are considered: children and young people. The first is subdivided into two groups in order to guarantee better care conditions, according to their cognitive, psychomotor and emotional development characteristics: from 6 to 9 years and from 10 to 13; the youth category considers a range from 14 to 17 years old.
In 2018, as part of an international cooperation initiative, the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBAL) and the Municipal Institute of Sports, Recreation and Culture of Pacho, Cundinamarca, Colombia (IMPEDERC PACHO) signed a Coordination Agreement for the collaboration in the implementation of the National Program "Associated Artistic Initiation Schools" at the facilities of the EAM Municipal School of Art and Letters in the Municipality of Pacho Cundinamarca, Colombia, which constitutes the first INBAL's Associated Artistic Initiation School abroad.
The Pacho Associated Artistic Initiation School (Cundinamarca, Colombia) began its activities in the school year 2016-2017. The teaching and management staff was trained by INBAL, through the Sub-directorate general for Artistic Education and Research, in Mexico City, including specific subjects for dance and for traditional Colombian musical instruments.
For its part, the Municipal Institute of Sports, Recreation and Culture of Pacho, Cundinamarca, Colombia (Imderc Pacho) has among its objectives, to generate and provide opportunities for participation in initiation processes, training, promotion and practice of sport, physical education, recreation, as well as various artistic and cultural activities in the school and extracurricular environment, as ways of use of free time, as well as the contribution to the integral development of the individual for the improvement of the quality of life of the inhabitants of the municipality.
In 2019, the first generation from the Associated Artistic Initiation School of the Municipal Institute of Sports, Recreation and Culture (IMDERC) of Pacho graduated. The ceremony and delivery of certificates were held at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, as an evidence of the relevance of this collaboration between Mexico and Colombia.
It is expected to expand the program to other municipalities in Colombia.
|Name of partner|
Associated Artistic Initiation School of Tlalnepantla (INBAL)
Municipal Institute of Sports, Recreation and Culture of Pacho, Cundinamarca, Colombia (Imderc Pacho)
Colombian Embassy in Mexico