Puntos de Cultura is a cultural programme from Ciudadania Cultural department of the National Directorate of Culture, which is based in the inter-institutional vinculation of state and civil society in order to recognize, empower and strengthen the local organizations and collectives which develop cultural activities in a community level. The recognition of a collective as a Punto de Cultura is in coordination with the state institutions which work at different levels such as, Municipalities, Mayor's Offices (through Direcciones de Cultura departamentales) and the Ministry of Social Development (through Direccion Nacional de Promocion Sociocultural).
The aim of the programme is to generate a cultural agents network to strengthen management capacities and to promote collaborative approaches.
The programme was focused on three main lines: i) training in community cultural management, ii) promotion and management participation in calls and activities proposed by Iber Cultura Viva Comunitaria programme and iii) networking exchange experiences.
From 2018 when it starts the programme till december 2019 there were 91 cultural collectives and organizations recognized.
7 public calls for registration were made online through the website Cultura en Linea.
The 91 cultural collectives recognized are from 18 departments of Uruguay.
USD 60.000 APROX.(December 2019 dollar price: 1USD=36,65)
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National Directorate of Sociocultural Promotion (Ministry of Social Development)
Municipalities and Mayor’s Offices
Organizations from Civil Society
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
In the mid term of the programme there was an evaluation instance of cultural organizations/collectives in dialogue with institutional authorities. The main recommendations were intended for definition of new topics for training and courses and other aspects related to benefits for the organizations and the development of the programme. The conclusions have been taken into account into the design of actions for next term of the programme.