Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The International Performing Arts Festival presents national and international shows in the stages of the six organizing theaters and other allied spaces in different districts of Lima. This measure/initiative encourages the professionalization of Peruvian creators through workshops, round tables and meetings with international programmers and creators. The festival has been presented annually since 2017, for 10 days in March. Its main characteristics are the following: 1. The festival has an organizing committee that is made up of representatives from the six organizing theaters that contribute an annual amount of money to conduct the festival. 2. The committee is also made up of an artistic director and a production team led by a hired production company. The other tasks of the festival, such as administration, technical supervision, hospitality for international programmers and artists, and communications are carried out by the organizing theaters on a rotative biannual basis. Additionally, an executive director is elected from the representatives on an annual basis. 3. 50% of the national program is chosen though an open call and selected by an external jury that varies every year and is chosen by the organizing committee; the other 50% is proposed by the organizing theaters. Each work has two or more presentations depending on the assigned room. Around 10 to 12 national works are presented every year. 4. All national works are presented during the programmers' week, where an average of 10 to 15 performing arts programmers are invited, predominantly from the southern hemisphere. During this week, the festival also organizes a “Market” with the programmers and national groups, and a dance “Showcase”, in which excerpts of dance projects are shown to the programmers, in addition to social meetings. The organizing theaters' teams also offer free training sessions to the national groups on issues related to the internationalization of their work. 5. The international program is selected by the Artistic Director of the Festival, with a view that seeks to broaden the offer of stage languages and deepen on current and relevant issues in our society. On average, 60% of the international works come from the southern hemisphere and the rest are mainly European works invited in alliance with international institutions such as the British Council, the Spanish Cooperation and the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC), as well as embassies. Between six and eight international shows are presented. 6. Workshops with international guests (thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture) and round tables between national and international artists, where current issues and the state of the performing arts are explored, are offered free of charge. 7. Affordable prices are offered, and with at a special discount in the case of workers of the performing arts. This measure/initiative responds to objective 2 of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, which seeks to facilitate equitable access, transparency and balance in the flow of cultural goods and services, as well as free mobility of artists and professionals of culture. The Lima Performing Arts Festival - FAE LIMA is primarily a measure/initiative that supports the international flow of cultural goods, serving as a network/platform for organizing artistic tours, biennials, music festivals, art fairs, residences, exhibition spaces, training programs and working groups on cultural policies.
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What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
The most outstanding results in the last four years of the festival are: - The alliance formed by the five organizing institutions with the public sector (in this case, the Grand National Theater, the Ministry of Culture and PromPerú). - The continuity and growth of alliances with other private entities, through funds for dissemination, lodging and food for international guests. - Consolidated alliances with the British Council and the Cultural Center of Spain in Peru. - The attendance of an average of 8,000 people to the festival's shows every year. - A total of 32 national works and 21 international works presented in the three editions of the festival. - Four of the national works presented during the programmers' week have traveled or have agreed trips to festivals in countries of the southern hemisphere, specifically: Ecuador, Chile and Brazil. This means that an average of 40 national artists have traveled or will travel abroad to show their work from 2017 to the beginning of 2020. - The meeting of 120 national artists with international programmers and artists through meetings arranged by the festival. - 300 students have participated in free workshops with international artists in the three editions. - In 2018, the festival was awarded a fund as part of the incentives of the Ministry of Culture, and it has gained support from other entities such as Pice. - Through the editions of the festival and the curatorial trips of the artistic director, ties and relationships have been created with artists and programmers from other countries and important festivals such as: Santiago a Mil (Chile), FIBA (Argentina), the Loja International Festival (Ecuador), the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Edinburgh International Festival (United Kingdom). This has generated invitations to future editions of such festivals, and the insertion of the FAE Lima in the southern hemisphere's festivals route.