Peruvian Alliance of Cultural Organizations (APOC)

The APOC is preceded and sustained by 27 cultural organizations grouped into 9 Territorial or Thematic Working Groups. See list at
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Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
The Peruvian Alliance of Cultural Organizations (APOC) is mainly a measure/initiative that seeks to have an impact on national policies and plans for sustainable development that include lines of action in support of diverse cultural expressions. Date of implementation. APOC was born on August 5, 2017, but it was originated throughout previous processes: • “Pre/Encuentros” (“Pre/Meetings”) Decentralized Program: June 27, 2016 to June 1, 2017. See details at • 5th National Meeting of Culture: August 3 to 5, 2017 • APOC launch: August 5, 2017. See the Declaration of Iquitos at • Launch of the first version of the Shared Advocacy Agenda (AIC1): April 15, 2017 • Launch of #7Commitments to transform cultural policies at the local and regional levels: August 9, 2018 • Season of Forum-Workshops to promote the role of civil society in the design, implementation and evaluation of cultural policies: August 11 to October 13, 2019. Objectives: • Strengthen and promote coordination among cultural organizations. • Influence the design, implementation and evaluation of cultural policies, recognizing the transversality of culture. • Promote and institutionalize spaces and mechanisms that guarantee dialogue and collaboration between the State and civil society. Beneficiaries: • Peruvian society as a whole in terms of the quality, relevance, inclusion and legitimacy proposal for the co-construction of cultural policies, as well as of the enrichment of the quality of public debate within the framework of the 2019 electoral process. • The cultural sector in terms of strengthening its capacities for advocacy, promotion and strengthening of coordination. • The Peruvian State at all levels in terms of the proposed practices, capacities and political will. • The allied organizations that make up the APOC in terms of network practices, reflections, co-responsibilities and actions. • Cultural organizations that are not part of the APOC but use the tools that it makes available, as well as the achieved and expected open spaces and collective impacts. Links with the objective and area of monitoring of the Convention: • The systems of governance for culture will only be sustainable if they guarantee the full and broad participation of the citizens, but this is not enough if civil society does not have strengthened coordination and capacities. Impact on beneficiaries and/or impact of cultural products or services.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
As to: • Number of actions carried out o 3 Work Meetings of the “Pre/Encuentros” (“Pre/Meetings”) Decentralized Program. o 25 “Pre/Encuentros”. o 2 National Cultural Meetings (5ENC, Iquitos 2017 and 6ENC, Chimbote, 2019). • Funds made available to 5ENC: PEN 156,460. See balance sheet at • Funds made available to 6ENC: balance sheet is pending as this form is being filled out while the Meeting is taking place. o Development of two versions of the Shared Advocacy Agenda (within the framework of 5ENC and 6ENC): o 10 Forum-Workshops. • Funds made available: pending balance sheet. o Activities within the framework of the #7Commitments • Meetings and collection of signatures from candidates to assume commitments. • Meeting of the MT-Cusco with the Provincial Municipality of Cusco • Two videos of interviews with the Cusco candidates Luis Wilson Ugarte and Jean Paul Benavente. • Forum on Cultural Policies for Cusco. • Inclusion of the 7 Commitments in the Governability Agreement for Inclusive Development of Metropolitan Lima 2019-2022. • Inclusion of the 7 Commitments in the Governability Pact of Ate 2019-2022. • Inclusion of the 7 Commitments in the Lima Electoral Debate: “The Candidates Respond”. The Shared Advocacy Agenda: • Achievement of an open-source resource since each of its contribution blocks account for the Pre/Encuentro, themes and territory from which they came, proving their legitimacy and generating trust for those who wish to use it as reference material and support of actions, projects, coordination and mobilizations. • Conceive a permanent dialogue between cultural organizations with the potential and commitment to reach more localities and realities. • Not only the submission of the Shared Advocacy Agenda to the Ministry of Culture, but also the fact that said institution recognized having taken it into account. The preparation process of the National Cultural Policy • Develop three public observations and through reception desk, to the Preparation Process of the National Cultural Policy (now up to 2030) in spite of the constant changes of ministers. • Generate spaces for reflection and debate that include more cultural organizations and even officers from the Ministry of Culture to transmit the citizens' concerns, complaints and proposals. National Meeting of Culture: • Renovation of the entity in charge of the National Meeting of Culture; APOC is driving it since 2017. • Enhance the presence, proposal and agenda of the Working Groups assumed by the Committees that organized such Meetings (Iquitos and Chimbote). • Generate novel spaces for reflection and debate for the localities where they were developed. • Generate civic spaces where any representative of a public entity can participate in an environment of horizontality and openness to dialogue. Project: "Strengthening capacities for collaborative work and the participation of cultural organizations in the design and implementation of cultural policies in Peru". • The bet for the development of a complex and ambitious project together. • Achievement of its financing by the UNESCO's International Fund for Cultural Diversity. • Strengthen ourselves as a network of organizations. • Identify the problems of our work's ways and structure, and the challenges to face.
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
Prioridades transversales