Regional Programs of cultural cooperation between Ibero-American region

National Institute of Fine Arts
Mexican Institute for Cinematography
General Library Department
National Fund for the Development of Arts and Crafts
Everything guided by Mexico’s participation in the Ibero-American General Secretariat.
Key objectives of the measure:

The programs seek the creation of an Ibero-American network of cooperation, similarly the programs attempt to strengthen the dialogue on cultural policies and promote de development of a cultural economy.

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From 2012 to 2015, the most important regional programs were:   IBERMÚSICAS, IBERMUSEOS, IBERMEDIA, IBERARTESANÍAS, IBERBIBLIOTECAS and IBERESCENA.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

IBERMÚSICAS: aimed at creating a multilateral program with technical and financial cooperation in order to promote the development of classical music and traditional music, as well as other types of music from the region.

IBERMUSEOS: promotes the integration, consolidation, modernization, and certification for the development of museums in Ibero-American countries, through courses, workshops, mobility of technicians, professionals, students and teachers.

IBERMEDIA: seeks to encourage the co-production of fiction feature films and documentaries. It aims to work in favor of the utilization of the Ibero-American audiovisual heritage and to provide support to producers and independent production companies.

IBERARTESANÍAS: strives to support the elaboration of public policies for the promotion of Latin American handicrafts in order to encourage the quality of handicrafts, the innovation of the handcraft sector, marketing and the competitiveness of handicraft enterprises.

IBERBIBLIOTECAS:  pursues the creation of an Ibero-American network of cooperation in the field of public libraries, consolidation of these as a space of free access to information and reading, in addition to contributing to social inclusion

IBERESCENA: promotes the creation of an integration space of the performing arts and encourages the co-productions of shows, the distribution, diffusion and advertising of Ibero-American shows and endorses professional development in the fields of theatre, dance and circus arts.


Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

IBERMÚSICAS: During 2012-2015, Mexico contributed to the program with a grand total of $480,000 USD, by means of yearly fees, and received $560,229.00 USD as donations through calls and tenders

IBERMUSEOS: Approximately, $240,000[1] USD were earmarked.

IBERMEDIA: In the period, an amount of $1,600,000 USD was allocated to the program.

IBERARTESANÍAS: In the aforementioned period, Mexico has contributed with a total of $115,000 USD, in annual installments.

IBERBIBLIOTECAS:  In the period in question, Mexico contributed with approximately $330,000 USD in annual fees.

IBERESCENA: In this period, Mexico contributed with $600,000 USD for annual fee and obtained support for projects with an amount of approximately €500,000 euros.


[1] Annual fee of 60,000 dollars


Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

IBERMUSICAS: In this period, 48 Mexican projects were developed within the Ibero-American region, also 35 Ibero-American artists that developed their projects in Mexico were benefited.

IBERMUSEOS: In the period in question, the strengthening of international dialogue was strengthened with the major networks and international organizations in the area of museums, such as UNESCO, the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the International Movement for a New Museology (MINOM), the International Council of African Museums (AFRICOM), the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Network of European Museum Organizations (NEMO), and the strengthening of public policies at the international level was accomplished with the momentum in favor of a regulatory tool for the protection and promotion of the museums and collections in UNESCO.

IBERMEDIA: In the period from 2012 to 2013, 25 Mexican projects were supported for training, project development and co-production. In 2014 and 2015, incentives were only granted in the areas of Mexican project development and co-production, with which 8 projects and 5 co-productions were benefited.

IBERARTESANIAS: In the aforementioned period, four international meetings (workshops, seminars, forums) were carried out, similarly, discussions about the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) of handicrafts, craft professions, intellectual property and crafts, and public policy in the artisanal sector were carried out. . Also, 14 formal alliances were executed with national ministries, cooperation agencies, international organizations, associations, research centers and institutes of higher education. Additionally, the process for the creation of the Ibero-American Observatory of Crafts has begun.

IBERBIBLIOTECAS: In the period in question, Mexico profited from 7 projects.

IBERESCENA: Mexico obtained support for projects with an amount of approximately €500,000 euros. In the reference period, was participated Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. More than 40 projects were benefited.

Indicators used to determine impact:
The total number of beneficiary  projects