Competitive Culture Fund / Fondos concursables vinculados a la cultura
The Ministry of Education and Culture continues developing its funds policy, including the Competitive Culture Fund, the Infrastructure Fund, the Cultural Incentives Fund and the Fund for the Promotion of Artistic Education and Creation (FEFCA).
Since their introduction these funds have been conceived as tools for the utmost cultural empowerment of citizens.
In recent years all the funds were subject to changes related above all to the terms of the calls, so as to ensure a more equitable distribution of funding with special emphasis on improving regional distribution. Changes to the Fund for the Stimulation of Artistic Education and Creation should be especially highlighted, as its grants have always operated as a source of innovation enabling the artistic empowerment of various sectors of the performing arts, music, production, etc. As a result of the latest changes, the fund´s institutional framework was strengthened and it has been possible to identify a group of artists, who benefit from the fund´s grants for their professional development.
Implementation of the funds is part of a policy known as “cultural empowerment for everyone”, which pays special attention to regional distribution and the cultural empowerment of artists and creators alike, as well as to the development of the infrastructures needed to carry out the activities.
The main objective has been to democratise access and offer equal opportunities to all citizens.
Competitive Culture Fund: approximately $645,141 dollars.
FEFCA: approximately $457,548 dollars.
Cultural Incentives Fund: approximately $1,488,450 dollars.
Fund for the Development of Regional Infrastructure: $338,709 dollars.