V. National Cultural Concertation Program
To promote, facilitate, support and give visibility to cultural processes and activities of common interest through the delivery of economic resources.
The National Concertation Program is an instrument through which the Ministry of Culture supports artistic or cultural projects of public interest that create spaces of gathering and coexistence in their communities. Its name is also due to the fact that the approved initiatives have local resources, in addition to those granted by the Ministry.
In this way, the country's cultural organizations of varying levels of trajectory, coverage and geographic location submit cultural projects responding to an annual open call, which stipulates the criteria for selection, evaluation, resource allocation and monitoring to the use of public resources. Projects may be submitted by public sector entities such as departmental and municipal governments, public institutions of a cultural nature, indigenous councils, resguardos and associations, community councils of black communities and by nonprofit legal entities of the private sector whose corporate purpose includes cultural activities.
1. To apply inclusive criteria for the recognition of different cultural and artistic manifestations, and to optimize the delivery of resources to achieve greater impact in local and regional processes.
2. To promote, support and give visibility to cultural processes, projects and activities, for which clear rules of participation and selection, and an equitable allocation of budgetary resources are determined.
3. To promote the support and circulation of cultural goods and services at the national and international levels with the purpose of converting artistic initiatives into marketable cultural goods and services that aim to be sustainable and competitive.
From 2011 to 2014, more than $49.594.229 USD have been provided to support 5,452 cultural projects throughout the country.