Strengthening of interculturality and promotion of the civil society cultural and artistic initiatives

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Key objectives of the measure:

The process of recognition of the new paradigms of the nation need to be based on  the recovery of  traditional values that the diverse cultures living in Bolivia hold, but we not only need to recover the different traditional elements, we need to Project them in the context of the new century and the actual conditions of communication and global market.

Scope of the measure:
Local, Regional, National
Main feature of the measure:

Through diverse activities such as: Textile Art Encounters (since 2009), Plurinational Native Indigenous Poncho and Textiles Contest (since 2008), Eduardo Abaroas Prize to the Cultural Trajectory (since 2012), Native Languages Writing Prize (since 2010), Native Indigenous Music and Dance Festivals (since 2009), Native Indigenous Authorities Exchange Encounters (since 2012), Intercultural Music Festivals (since 2009), Weddings from our identities (First Communitarian Andean Wedding with more than 300 couples made in 2011), Cultural Rights workshops and conferences (since 2008), Reading Foment Program, through the creation of Book fairs all around the country (since 2009), Artistic vocational training workshops (since 2009), Cultural and Artistic promotion through the realization of many audiovisual productions and agreements with public communication media (since 2009), among other activities made or supported by the Ministry of Cultures.

Challenges identified in the implementation of this measure:

To promote the participation of al peoples of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, having identified the difficulty of encouraging the participation of de Amazon region because of the geographic situtation and the difficulties on getting quick transportation and access to these áreas. (sometimes it can take up more than 5 days to get somebody out of certain communities, and due to the responsibilities every person has for the community, they hardly agree on leaving their communities for that amount of time)

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