In the framework of the Ecuadorian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO, which aims at promoting interdisciplinary dialogue and cooperation among institutions related to education, science, culture and information nationwide, the Cultural and Creative Industries Subcommission was created and is comprised by the following institutions:
* Ministry of Culture and Heritage (President of the Subcommission);
* Arts, Innovation and Creativity Institute (Technical Secretariat of the Subcommission);
* Cinema and Audiovisual Creation Institute
* Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries
* Secretariat of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation
* Ministry of Tourism
* Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility.
The purpose of the Subcommission is to coordinate inter-agency activities for the development and promotion of cultural industries, economies and creative ventures, and for designing and implementing public policies to expand the production, distribution, dissemination and consumption of products and services of such creative economy. Thus, following the signing of the "Act of Constitution of the Cultural and Creative Industries Subcommission", the member institutions have undertaken the task of establishing joint actions for this purpose.
Since the creation of the Subcommission, work has been done to draw up rules of procedure to ensure its proper operations. At the time of submission of this report, the rules of procedure were in the process of approval. This document proposes the following actions and management on behalf of the Subcommission:
a) Identifying the potential of cultural industries as drivers of sustainable development and being a tourist stimulator;
b) Analyzing opportunities for cultural entrepreneurs to gain access to national and international markets and to become more visible and competitive;
c) Promoting innovation and creativity by all those involved in the creation and exchange of cultural goods and services;
d) Ensuring the training of artists, entrepreneurs and cultural professionals in order to enhance and protect their creativity;
e) Promoting entrepreneurship, employment and improvement in the living conditions of artists and cultural managers;
f) Actions delegated by the General Secretariat or commissioned by the Ecuadorian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO
Despite the fact that the Cultural and Creative Industries Subcommission was recently created and concrete results of its management have not yet been seen, its constitution represents an important step forward in inter-agency coordination to meet the requirements and generate specific opportunities and contributions from the cultural field aimed at strengthening economic and social development. The establishment of a National Subcommission creates a key space for working at the national level on actions that support the development of the creative economy in Ecuador.
|Name of partner||Type of entity|
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility
Ministry of Production
Secretariat of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Institute for the Promotion of Arts, Innovation and Creativity. (Senescyt, in Spanish)
Ministry of Tourism
Cinema and Audiovisual Creation Institute (ICCA, in Spanish)
Arts, Innovation and Creativity Institute (IFAIC, in Spanish)