Encourage dialogue about cultural processes among artists, intellectuals, and institutions of the cultural system.

The Association of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

UNEAC periodically participates in meetings convened by the Ministry of Culture and other Central State Administration Bodies to exchange ideas and opinions on issues related to the different manifestations of art, and its relationship with society included in the conceptualizing process.

Likewise, it issues consultations and transfers proposals generated by the concerns of the artists and intellectuals who are members of the organization.

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

The congresses held by the organization are a reference point for the design and implementation of the country's cultural policy. For example, as a result of the process of the 9th Congress, held in 2019, UNEAC compiled more than 500 agreements and approaches referring to the most recurrent issues in the cultural field, which are followed up by the eleven Permanent Commissions for Cultural Work, approved at this Congress.

As an organization that supports and promotes the widest freedom of intellectual and artistic creation among its members, it provides specialized information through the publications of the UNEAC's publishing system, which has three publishing houses: Ediciones Union,Cauce (in Pinar del Rio province) and Caseron (in Santiago de Cuba province). In the specific case of the Ediciones Union, it also has periodical publications, printed and digital magazines with the artists' daily events, research and criticism articles on culture and society in general.

The three publishing houses treasure a vast catalog of books, written by the artistic avant-garde of literature in Cuba, where all the genres of this manifestation can be found and constitute tools of unmissable consultation for the analysis and evaluation of the development of the country's cultural life.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Not available

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

The processes of dialogue between artists, intellectuals and cultural professionals, grouped in CSOs such as UNEAC, and the institutions of the cultural system and the Ministry of Culture, on the development of the arts and culture in the country, are key elements and priorities in Cuba. These exchanges define conceptually and programmatically the
management of cultural processes, the management of material and financial resources in the sector, and the role of culture in the development of society, taking into account its cross-cutting nature in other socioeconomic and political aspects.

The active presence of the country's main leaders in the working sessions of these processes, as occurred in the 9th UNEAC Congress and the participation of Miguel Diaz- Canel, President of the Republic of Cuba, is an expression of the political will of the Cuban State and Government and of the importance given to cultural processes in the country.

Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
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