Since 2014, the Ministry of Culture has promoted the 'Conecta' Meeting, a free-of-charge space for capacity building and exchange addressed to cultural entrepreneurs. This initiative promotes the coordination of associative and working networks in the cultural and creative industries sectors.
Twelve decentralized 'CONECTA' Meetings have been held in various regions of the country. Likewise, it has had the support of various allied institutions.
This initiative is a strategy that seeks to strengthen the capacities of the various actors in the sector, in transversal (copyright, audiences) or specific (festival management) issues to achieve better conditions in the creation, production and distribution processes, as well as to generate strengthening, exchange and dialogue networks among different actors.
Since its creation, twelve 'CONECTA' Meetings have been organized in different cities of the country, such as Trujillo, Lima, Junin, Cusco, Ayacucho and Tacna. Each meeting has focused on specific issues, developing proposals centered on music, books and publishing, audiovisual, performing and visual arts, or transversal approaches to the cultural industries and arts, such as the formalization of ventures or festival management.
Last year, the capacities of over 170 people from 15 regions of the country were enhanced. Likewise, these meetings have an open call for mobility aids, benefiting a large number of entrepreneurs, managers, artists and producers from different sectors of the cultural and arts industries.
The program is recognized by various cultural and public sector agents as a space for training and promotion of the arts.
As of 2019, an approximate amount of USD 11,782.5 was allocated.
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Decentralized Directorates of Culture
Antenor Orrego Private University (UPAO)
Since its creation, the 'Conecta' Meetings have been addressed to specific sectors of the cultural industries. However, one of the main needs identified in the evaluation of last year's experiences has been the importance of generating spaces that are transversal to all sectors, generating capacities for the development of the cultural and creative industries in all their manifestations.
Finally, the recommendation for these spaces is to seek a greater impact on the working conditions of culture workers.
In the past edition, "CONECTA de Festivales" brought representatives of music, books, performing, visual and audiovisual arts closer to a common space, with the issue of festival management, a relevant and necessary topic for the entire creative sector. Along these lines, the need to think of new transversal issues to all sectors of the cultural and creative industries, such as, for example, the development of the digital environment, has been set out.