Honduras: Creativity and cultural identity for local development
This joint Programme sought to enhance the abilities of institutions and persons to administer cultural and creative development in a decentralized manner, relying upon the diversity of Honduran identities.
These objectives were reached thanks to different activities aimed at:1) reinforcing the Regional Councils on Culture through the participative preparation of local strategies for culture and development and by training them in cultural administration (financing 80 initiatives directed at children and young people, 16 schools of artistic training and 16 creative representations geared towards the MDG’s); 2) financially and technically supporting ventures in the fields of creative and cultural micro enterprise, industry and rural tourism; restoring public spaces, historical buildings and archaeological sites for local development and 3) researching and disseminating information about the impact of culture on development. The Programme responded to national priorities in the cultural sphere, and was designed with the participation of SCAD (Department of Culture, Arts and Sports), AECI (Spanish International Cooperation Agency) and independent art organizations.
This Joint Programme was launched in July 2008 and was closed in June 2012.
JOINT PROGRAMME QUICK FACTS
- Intervention at the Yarumela archeological site to recover historical patrimony.
- Development of work plans for 24 cultural centers and provision of seed capital for plan implementation.
- Popular Artistic Development Centers (CDAP) in seven regions of the country.