“Becar Cultura” Program (Culture Grants Program) - Exchange Grants Line

International Cooperation Agency, Secretariat of Cultural Development, Ministry of Culture of Argentina
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.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure:
International institutions:
Ministry of Culture of Colombia; Council of Arts and Literature of Quebec; Secretariat of Culture of Mexico; Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay; Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Chile; Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea; Looren House of Translators, Switzerland; Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy; Garuzzo Institute for the Visual Arts of Italy; National Secretariat of Culture of Paraguay; Secretariat of Culture of Brazil; Embassy of France in Argentina; Ministry of Culture of Cuba; Ministry of Culture of Peru; International Cultural Association of China; Academy of Chinese Painting.

National institutions in Argentina:
"La Colorida" Cultural Space (Tucuman); Department of Musical and Sound Arts (UNA, City of Buenos Aires); Civil Association "Todo empieza por sus manos" (Valentin Alsina, Province of Buenos Aires); Municipal Theater of San Juan; University of Mar del Plata; House of Popular Culture; Arts Teacher Training and Dance School No. 2 "Jorge Donn"; Armenian Cultural Association; Municipal School of Plastic Arts "Manuel Musto"; "Chivo" Valladares Orchestra (Tucuman); Juan XXIII Orchestra (Tucuman); Arts Teacher Training School, Tandil (Province of Buenos Aires); "Espacio Bravo" Theatre (Santa Fe); National University of Tucuman; "Martinez Borelli" Cultural Center (Salta); "Espacio La Verdi"; "Paco Urondo" Cultural Center (UBA, Buenos Aires); National University of Avellaneda (Province of Buenos Aires); School of Popular Art of Monteros (Tucuman); Provincial School of Visual Arts (Santa Fe); National University of the Arts; National University of San Martin (Province of Buenos Aires); Buenos Aires Book Fair; "Matienzo" Cultural Club; JJ Cultural Circuit (City of Buenos Aires), Teacher Training School "Libertador Gral. San Martin" (Jujuy); UV Studios; Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires; Caacupe Church Villa 21-24; Penitentiary North Center (Greater Buenos Aires); "Ambos Mundos" Art Gallery; Costume Museum, UNTREF (Province of Buenos Aires); Center for Sound Art of Argentina; FILBITA; "Fili Dei Villa 31" School; Mercedes Art Museum (Province of Buenos Aires); Archaeological Museum "Adan Quiroga" (Catamarca); National University of Southern Patagonia; University of Cinema Foundation; Museum of Anthropology of the National University of Cordoba; National University of Tucuman; "Manuel de Falla" Conservatory; National University of Rosario; Center for Literacy and Basic Education for Adults (Santa Fe); National University of La Plata; National University of Misiones; Higher School of Artistic Education "Rogelio Yrurtia"; URRA Residence; National University of Cuyo; Housing Institute of the City of Buenos Aires; "El Aromo" Workshop (Santa Fe); "El Cultural de Tiro" Cultural Center (Bahia Blanca); "Los Zazos" High School (Tucuman); Provincial Historical Museum "Casa Diez de Andino" (Santa Fe); "Aroma" School (Bahia Blanca); National University of Quilmes (Province of Buenos Aires); National University of Formosa; Artist's Private Study (City of Buenos Aires); Cultural Center of Misiones and Guarani from Campo Grande (Misiones); Community Integration Center of El Talar (Jujuy); School No. 8 (Rio Carapachay, Delta); School No. 13 (Rio Carapachay, Delta); National University of Rio Negro; Cultural Center for Cooperation (City of Buenos Aires); "Mariano Acosta" School (City of Buenos Aires).
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?: 

Expansion of bilateral exchange and cooperation agreements
Promotion of initiatives
Community development through artistic and cultural activities throughout the territory of Argentina
Consolidation of cultural management at cultural and artistic institutions, both formal and informal, through training and upgrading of professionals and technicians

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

2016: 15 full scholarships. No budget information.
2017: 27 full scholarships. USD 161,000 (US dollars) approximately
2018: 35 full scholarships. USD 175,000 (US dollars)
2019: 14 full scholarships.approximately USD 84,000 (US dollars)

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

The expansion of bilateral agreements and the planning of communications in advance of the call were positive factors to expand diversity of artists and disciplines involved, thus federalizing the program within the national scope. Conversely, the budget drop was in detriment of the aforementioned activities.

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