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Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
PDVSA La Estancia, an agency that operates under the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum.
Key objectives of the measure:

To strengthen and promote the Venezuelan identity by protecting, promoting and teaching the values and cultural expressions of the peoples and communities that make up our country.

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

The work carried out by PDVSA La Estancia follows three major lines, a cultural one, a social one, and one relating to heritage. Its three offices are involved in the design and implementation of measures.  

The line of cultural engagement involves strengthening, promoting and disseminating Venezuela’s cultural output in all its expressions, especially those that exalt our national memory and identity; acknowledging the diverse, multiethnic and multicultural nature of our cultural agents; and strengthening and appraising popular, traditional culture in general. All this takes the form of cultural programs the cover a range of fields, such as music, dance, exhibits, films, education (courses and workshops), as well as fairs and festivals that remain popular within the community.  

The line of social engagement involves planning, coordinating and implementing social-oriented plans, programs, and projects aimed at improving the quality of life of Venezuelans, promoting humanist principles, such solidarity, co-responsibility and social inclusion.  

The heritage line involves the coordination, planning and implementation of projects aimed at restoring works of art, and public spaces of historic or cultural value to identify, raise awareness about and preserve the cultural heritage of Venezuelans.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Among the activities carried out every year are 1,300 concerts, both nationwide and abroad, covering all music genres; 1,500 activities for children; 1,800 educational workshops; and 1,200 community workshops. In 2015, 280 cultural cooperation agreements were signed; 20 theme fairs were organized; 50 movie cycles were celebrated, featuring films from France, Venezuela, Argentina, Spain, China, Russia, Italy, Brazil, and Cuba; 100 art exhibits were organized; 35 books were published and 25 albums were released, 16 of which were co-productions, whereas 9 were self-produced.  

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

There is no information available on the subject.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Media Arts