Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The Performing Arts Platform (PAA) is an instance that brings together trade unions and relevant and representative groups of the sector. Its purpose is to promote and disseminate the social legitimation of the performing arts in the labor, educational, symbolic and patrimonial spheres, highlighting the importance of the performing arts in the development of the country's cultural policies. In addition, it seeks the ordering and regulation of the sector in different areas: Training, financing, subsidies, promotion, and patrimonial protection. Labor protection and compliance with the regulations that govern artists and workers in the sector are also into account . One of the most important achievements of this organization has been the establishment of a technical working table with the former National Council of Culture and the Arts - CNCA (today, MINCAP) to draft a draft law on Performing Arts. At the time (year, 2014), the work of the technical table started with the delivery of a first draft of the Draft Sector Law of Performing Arts that was prepared by the legal advisory of the Actors Union of Chile (SIDARTE). To date, given the good results of the roundtable, work has continued with the Platform on other topics of interest to the sector.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
The contribution of the Platform was key for the definition of the legal body that came to regulate the sector. After 6 years of work, Law No. 21.175 on the Promotion of Performing Arts is finally approved in 2019, a regulation that included among its main components: - Creation of the National Council for Performing Arts, which will be made up of representatives of this discipline in the country. Its main functions will be to advise the Undersecretary of Cultures and the Arts in the definition of the national policy for the development of the performing arts, in addition to proposing measures, programs and, actions. - Creation of the National Fund for the Promotion and Development of the Performing Arts, which will be destined to grant financing to projects, programs, measures and actions for the promotion and development of the performing arts in the country, in compliance with the objectives and functions of the Council. - Establishment of the Award for National Performing Arts "President of the Republic", with the aim of annually recognizing and stimulating authorial and artistic work in eight mentions (theater, dance, opera, circus, puppets, or oral narration, authors of works, emerging stage designer, and artist). Each recognition will consist of a Diploma awarded by the President of the Republic and a single sum of 200 UTM (Monthly Taxation Units). The awards will be discerned annually by the National Council for the Performing Arts by the majority of its members.