Coronavirus in Argentina: The Government will allocate 30 million pesos to help cultural spaces

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The provision of compulsory isolation due to the pandemic of the coronavirus, it hurt many sectors of society, and culture was not exempt. So, the Ministry of Culture of the Nation decided to allocate funds to attend cultural spaces that they are in emergency due to the stoppage of activities that they had to carry out.

Through Resolution 260/2020, the creation of a fund called Develop, which will allocate a total of 30 million pesos to attend cultural spaces, and respond to the demands of the sector due to the impact that social isolation is having.

“The initiative is intended to accompany and contribute to mitigate the economic impact that face the multifunctional spaces open to the community, in which cultural actors and collectives develop as their main activity the production, training, research and promotion of art and culture, in any of its manifestations, “explains the statement.

“The impact of this crisis in the sphere of the economy of culture, through the abrupt suspension and interruption of cultural events and activities that usually take place in spaces, puts at risk the subsistence of these sectors of culture that generate resources Genuine for its operational functioning, through the sale of tickets for artistic activities or shows of a diverse nature and tariffs for attendance at its activities, “indicate the provisions of the regulation.

Applications for cultural spaces whose maximum capacity does not exceed 300 people will be accepted. (Photo: EFE)

The announcement begin to on Monday and will last for a period of thirty days corridos, in which the interested institutions must submit their application to the Ministry of Cultural Development, under the Ministry of Culture

The process will consist of several instances – application, technical and formal review, evaluation and selection of beneficiaries, supporting documentation, sworn statements and financial performance of the granted benefit – after which the list of spaces that meet the requirements for access financial aid.

According to Resolution 260/2020, applications will be accepted from cultural spaces whose maximum capacity does not exceed 300 people and in which courses, workshops, classes, seminars and / or activities of an educational and / or formative nature related to any artistic discipline are habitually carried out; as well as spaces where there are presentations of live performances of performing arts (music, performance, dance, circus), and exhibitions or exhibitions of visual, design and audiovisual arts.

Cultural centers, live music clubs, theater, dance, circus, art and design spaces, peñas and milongas, as well as sites that carry out community and solidarity activities are also contemplated within the scope of the regulations.

On April 1, the Ministry of Culture of the Nation had already launched a new call to the program Culture Points to offer economical support and technical for the realization of community cultural projects and in order to contain the social and economic effects generated by the coronavirus pandemic in the sector.

This initiative is aimed at civil associations, foundations, cooperatives, mutuals, indigenous communities, territorially based organizations without legal status and networks of organizations linked to community culture.

In its sixth call, the program aims to expand and strengthen the network of more than 700 organizations, to add new Culture Points.

In this case, the selected proposals will receive the requested financial contribution and will be incorporated into the different networks and spaces of community culture. The interested may be entered Until 8 May and, in a second instance, from May 9 to June 12.

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