Cultural Work Program with Children, Adolescents and Young People

The National Council of Culture Houses
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

It is aimed at the development of different community projects with the objective of promoting the creation of ethical and aesthetic values in children, adolescents and young people, through creative workshops and activities in various artistic manifestations throughout the country. It contributes to the generation of specific knowledge and skills in the areas of culture. It stimulates the participation and integration of the nuclear family in the spaces of creation. It involves the community in the support of socio-cultural projects. It is inserted in the community as an element of its social development, which preserves and promotes local traditions and identity values.

Special attention has been given to the 10 socio-cultural projects of Camara Chica, developed in different locations of the country, together with the Faculty of Arts of the Audiovisual Media (FAMCA) and the British Council, which consists in the production of audiovisual materials about stories related to communities or topics of interest to these age groups.

The project Los Yayaberitos of the Consejo Popular Los Olivos in Cabaiguan, in Sancti Spiritus province that disseminates and cultivates traditional country music. The La Colmenita Zumbidos Corazoneros, in Madruga municipality, Mayabeque province, is a project, which through the practice of different artistic manifestations, favors an adequate psychosocial development modifying behaviors, attitudes and habits of children and adolescents with different types of disabilities and their families.

This measure is derived from one of the work objectives of the Development Program of the Ministry of Culture focused on: "Strengthening the role of culture in the new scenarios by continuing to promote the defense of identity, as well as artistic and literary creation and the ability to appreciate art: promoting reading, enriching the cultural life of the population and strengthening community work, as ways to meet the spiritual needs, recreation and defend the values of our socialism.''

The creation of cultural projects in the communities is aimed at the different age groups and our people in general. These diversify reaching the most remote places and contribute to safeguarding the manifestations and expressions of the popular culture. Local history is the essential pillar of these projects, as opposed to mercantilist approaches, or others of a different nature, which distort the implementation of the principles of the cultural policy.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The projects have contributed to the cohesion of population sectors within the communities and to identify artistic potentialities and capacities among children, adolescents and young people. They have favored the social insertion of groups with different disabilities, which have benefited from greater recognition and attention from the community.
The participation in the processes of creation has not only favored the approach and
development of skills in the different artistic manifestations, but it has also contributed to the vocational training of the groups with which we have worked, even in trades associated with culture.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Local governments
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Strengthen working relationships with other government structures and institutions. Diversify the content of projects and their territorial scope. Enhancing the work with the repertoire in the field of music, aimed at rescuing and strengthening our traditional popular culture.

Economic resource limitations persist, especially for vulnerable sectors such as visually impaired children, adolescents and youths who have difficulty accessing specialized media due to the restrictions imposed by the United States blockade on Cuba.

Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Las artes escénicas
Artes visuales
Prioridades transversales