Points of Culture program invites nominations 2012

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The Ministry of Culture of the Presidency’s Office reports that from July 17 to August 17, is open a national call for submissions to the second edition of Points of Culture.

The objective of the program, being conducted by the Secretariat for Socio-Cultural Policy, is to strengthen the work of social organizations and indigenous communities, through art and culture, promote social inclusion, local identity, civic participation and regional development.

In total, we distributed $ 3,000,000 in funding to the social organizations that are selected, and the same amount in equipment. Also provide technological equipment to record their actions and produce communication materials to increase the network of exchange and cooperation between community development experience in Argentina.

In addition, through the web of culture points, organizations can join the National Network of Points of Culture, a forum for exchange, cooperation and socialization between points across the country. Also in this portal, registered organizations can display the content produced, discussed in thematic forums and post your news.

In 2011, the Ministry of Culture of the Presidency of the Nation organized the first national gathering of the Points of Culture, where organizations around the country shared experiences, shared their productions and discussed topics of interest related to community development.

To submit projects, stakeholders should download the form available online at the website of Points of Culture, and sent personally or by post to Av Alvear 1690, 1 st floor (C1014AAQ) of 10 to 18, to the August 17.

The call for 2012 includes the following series:

 Integral Points of Culture Project
Aimed at social organizations with legal to develop comprehensive cultural projects, which drive the overall strengthening of their cultural area, improving the quality of its productions or expanding the scope of their activities.
Funding may be renewed for two years. Also be given equipment to record and produce audiovisual content.
Economic boost: $ 40,000 / Equipment: desktop PC motherboard and sound editing software, and digital camera.

 Specific Points of Culture Project
Aimed at social organizations with legal to develop specific cultural projects of up to six months, whose purpose is to promote access to the enjoyment and cultural production as artistic workshops, performances, training, training of new media.
Economic boost: $ 20,000 / Equipment: Netbook and digital camera.

 Points of Indigenous Culture
With indigenous communities with legal to develop projects that foster cultural diversity and promote training, aiming to spread, rescue, maintain, and reassess the traditions, customs, languages, arts, beliefs and forms of organization and production of the various indigenous peoples the country.
Economic boost: $ 20. 000 / Facilities: Netbook and digital camera.

 Base Points of Culture
Aimed at social organizations without legal resident in territories that require equipment and supplies for the autonomous production of goods demanded by their communities.
Economic boost: $ 7,000 / Equipment: Netbook and digital camera.

To contact Points of Culture, send an email to puntos@cultura.gov.ar.

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