SOCIAL INTEGRATION PROGRAMS

Where
Argentina
When
2020
Who
Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Programs to guarantee universal access to culture that bring cultural offerings closer to every neighbor in the city: Art in Neighborhoods and Cultural Pass.
The Art in Neighborhoods program has been implemented in vulnerable neighborhoods around the city, focusing on three areas: cultural outings, programming of major events, and cultural trade workshops.
Cultural Pass: Monthly cards with credit to boost cultural consumption among youths in 4th, 5th and 6th year of public high schools and non-profit parish schools, as well as teachers in public schools. The card can be used for a pre-established diverse set that includes public and private, as well as commercial and independent cultural offerings.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

160,000 people attended the activities that are part of the Art in Neighborhoods initiative, and 10,000 young beneficiaries used the Cultural Pass.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

USD 890,000 (US dollars)

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

In 2019, Art in Neighborhoods had 160,000 attendees in 1,350 activities (280 workshops; 270 neighborhood events; 650 cultural outings; 150 training activities in cultural management). The program took place in 40 vulnerable neighborhoods around the City of Buenos Aires.
In 2019, a Cultural Pass satisfaction survey was conducted, and the following results were obtained: 80% of users would recommend the program; 35% experienced new cultural offerings thanks to the card. Among user improvement proposals, we can mention the need for shops closer to the home and the suggestion to incorporate gastronomy options into the pre-established set of offerings.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Music
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Transversal Priority(ies)
Youth