“Becar Cultura” Program (Culture Grants Program) – Aid Line

Agency for International Cooperation
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Support for training, educational activities and research for artists, professionals and researchers in areas connected to the arts and culture who submit research papers or carry out training activities in formal institutions, informal spaces, forums, congresses, conferences, meetings, or with independent professionals from abroad. The line covers proposals including three profiles, with the aim of promoting a fair assessment instance for:
- Young Artists and Technicians in the fields of Arts and Culture (up to 30 years of age)
- Artists, Professionals and Technicians in the fields of Arts and Culture (no age limit)
- Researchers and Specialists in the fields of Arts and Culture (no age limit)
Type of aid granted: ROUND-TRIP TICKETS.
Destinations: Everywhere in the world.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure:

International institutions:
Residence Radial System V; (Germany); Artistic Residence Pujinostro (Ecuador); Residence artAmari (Greece); CMMAS, UNAM (Mexico); Ibero-American Institute in Berlin (Germany); Residence Das Weisse Haus (Austria), Alaken Cultural Center (Mexico), University of Poitiers, Centre de Recherches Latino-Americaines (France); Ballet Academy East, NYC (USA); London International School of Performing Arts (UK); Princeton University (USA); Universitat de Barcelona (Spain); International Center for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Assets (ICCROM-UNESCO, Mexico), Latam Piedra Program (Mexico); Anthropology and History of Mexico (Mexico); Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris III (France); Museum of Regional Araucania and National Textile Conservation Committee (Chile); International School of Film and Television in San Antonio de los Banos (Cuba); International Dance Festival Images in Motion (Brazil); Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Social Sciences (France); Maison des Ecrivains Etrangers et des Traducteurs (France); Ecole cantonale d'art du Valais (Switzerland); Atelier de Recherche, Universitat des Saarlandes (Germany); National Museum of Anthropology (Mexico); TEOR/Etica Residence (Costa Rica); European Keramic Work Centre (Netherlands); Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, Secretary of State and Culture, General Agency of State Archives (Spain); University Museum of Contemporary Art of UNAM (Mexico); Signal Culture Residency, New York (USA).

National institutions in Argentina:
Manta Residence (Neuquen); National School of Museology;Communal History of Arequito (Santa Fe); Artist's Private Studio (City of Buenos Aires); Center for Artistic Research (City of Buenos Aires); Institute of Performing Arts (Filo, UBA, Buenos Aires); "Local Table" Cooperative of Laguna Blanca (Catamarca); Community of Huacalera (Jujuy); Community of Lagunillas de Farallon; School of Social Sciences (UBA, Buenos Aires); National University of the Northeast; Provincial Technology Institute No. 2 (Misiones); Institute of Latin American Literature (UBA, Buenos Aires); Buenos Aires Book Fair; "Residencia Modelo" Nursing Home (Neuquen); "Espacio Bravo" (Santa Fe); National University of Cordoba; Municipal Museum of Fine Arts "Fernandez Banfiglioli"; Lebensohn Foundation; Center for Philosophical Research; National University of San Martin; School No. 661 "Nicasio Orono" (Santa Fe); Space Axolote (Mar del Plata); La Puna Craft Market (Salta); Rafaela Technological Institute; School of Philosophy and Literature (UBA, Buenos Aires); Regina Pacis High School of Fine Arts; La Caracola Atelier (Tucuman), "Martin Malharro" Higher School of Visual Arts (Mar del Plata); School of Ceramics "Rogelio Yrurtia" (Mar del Plata); Higher Institute of Music Teachers No. 5932 "Carlos Guastavino" (Santa Fe); Higher School of Artistic Education "Lola Mora" (CABA); Cultural Center and Museum History of Villa Allende (Cordoba); Nandayure Studio; "Astor Piazzolla" Conservatory (City of Buenos Aires); Day Center for Teenagers "Casa Joven/Lasalle"; "Diana Szeinblum" Center; "Diego Obligado" Gallery.
The types of entities engaged in the implementation of the policy / measure correspond to the public sector, the private sector and NGOs

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

Regarding activities abroad: Starting a dialogue or link with counterparts.
Destination of the fellowship project determined by the location where the proposed grant activity will take place.
Regarding domestic activities: Development of activities aimed at knowledge transfer, connected to the artistic and/or cultural field, throughout the territory of Argentina. The latter has strengthened the management of formal and informal cultural and artistic organizations through training and development of professionals and technicians, as well as the community at large.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

2016: 32 grants (airfare). No budget data.
2017: 70 grants (airfare).
About USD 322,000 (US dollars).

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
International institutions; National institutions in Argentina
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

The suspension of the Aid Lines has reduced the possibilities to access support for artists who need it, with the consequent increase in difficulties to participate in training activities that require traveling abroad and cannot be found among the local training offerings. Finally, there is also a drop in knowledge transfer activities, which the beneficiaries of the Aid Lines used to access and later passed on to local communities.

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