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IDB announces partner institutions for the 2013 Cultural Development Program

The Cultural Center of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has selected 45 partner institutions to finance and provide technical assistance to cultural development projects in 25 countries.

The Cultural Development Program, managed by the IDB Cultural Center, aims to promote cultural development in Latin America and the Caribbean by co-financing projects and working hand-in-hand as project partner.

The grants were awarded to innovative projects for technical training, art, music and theater instruction for educators, artists and musicians. Taking into consideration the diversity of the cultural disciplines, the projects were evaluated for their viability, educational scope, effective use of resources, the application the teaching of the teachers TOTmodel, the ability to mobilize additional sources of financing, and long-term impact on the community.

This year, the Cultural Center received 867 project applications, from which 443 were preselected with help from the IDB Country Offices. Then, a Selection Committee awarded grants to 45 project proposals from 26 countries.

The following is a list by country of the partner agencies along with the awarded projects, which will be launched in 2013:

Argentina
Asociación Civil Proyectos Culturales para el Desarrollo
Strengthening local identities. Poetry Festival at School, Northwest Argentina

Fundación EXACTA - Centro Hipermediático Experimental Latinoamericano-cheLA

Fronteras de la Mirada: training of trainers in media arts to reinforce children and youth rights in the District 4 of Buenos Aires and Isla Maciel – Partido de Avellaneda

Bahamas
The College of the Bahamas
Bahamian Women in Music

Belize
Humana People to People
Promotion of traditional Garifuna druming and dancing in Barranco

Bolivia
Educación y Futuro EDYFU. Centro La Libélula
Dance in Tarija

Instituto Superior Ecuménico Andino de Teología ISEAT

Artistic Training in Qalauma: Graphic Design Workshop - Project Liber'arte - Qalauma Center

Brasil
Instituto de Desenvolvimento ambiental Raimundo Irineu Serra (IDARIS)
Jardim da Natureza Crafts Workshop, Amazonas

Associação de Moradores 28 de Agosto
Tailoring our Stories: women embroiderers, Bahia

Associação Indígena Tulukai
Rescue of Wauja traditional basketry. Piyulaga village, Xingu Indigenous Park, Mato Grosso

Chile
Corporación Cultural de Puerto Montt
Workshops and training to rescue ancestral knowledge for artisans in Llanquihue

Rayo Azul Twister
Rhythm and Passion: comprehensive school of arts, Conchalí

Fundacion Ona
Handmade artisan textile of the Aymara communities, Parinacota

Colombia
Fundación Centro Cultural y Turístico Casa del Patrimonio de Taganga
Ancestral and artistic handmade techniques, Taganga community

Fundación Raíces Vivas
Revitalization of the artistic Ticuna masks production, Puerto Nariño, Amazonas

Costa Rica
Asociación Ecole Experiencia Proyecto Jirondai
New Voices, Old Words

Fundación Skené
Audiovisual production training. Student Festival of Arts

Ecuador
Anima Mundi Asociación de Investigadores Libres
Andean Intercultural Band with cane and bamboo Instruments

Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial. Facultad de Turismo, Hotelería y Gastronomía
Ancestral knowledge and tourism to safeguard indigenous culture in the Quilotoa community, Cotopaxi

El Salvador
Asociación Intersectorial para el Desarrollo Económico y el Progreso Social CIDEP
Reinforcing the cultural identity of the communities living around the archaeological site of Tehuacan, Tecoluco, San Vicente

Fundación Llort
Arts and culture in the 13 de enero Zacamil community

Guatemala
Academy of Dramatic Art. Universidad Popular de la República de Guatemala
School Theater - TeatroEduca

Railways of Guatemala
Library and Cultural Center FEGUA

Guyana
The Tina Insanally Foundation Inc.
Training Guyanese musicians to teach music

Honduras
Universidad Nacional de Agricultura
Nationwide training for cultural managers

Haiti
Caracoli
Training of Follow Jah musicians band, Petion Ville

Institut Français en Haïti (IFH)
Films for Everyone

Jamaica
Manchester Parish Development Committee
The Mile Gully Heritage Loop cultural education workshops

México
Terra Peninsular Asociación Civil
Strengthening indigenous craft production of the Kumiai and Papai communities, Baja California

Encuentro para el Camino Asociación Civil
Dance mask recovery, Mixteca Region, Puebla

Centro Nacional para el Desarrollo Integral CENADIN
Rescue of traditional herbal culture, Municipio de Chiconcuautla

Nicaragua
Espacio para la Investigación y Reflexión Artística EspIra
Art and ecology workshops

Asociación Nicaragüense de Escritoras ANIDE
Creative writing workshops – Female Writers Conference

Panamá
Centro de la Mujer Panameña CEMP
Afro Panamenian Arts and Culture Festival

Paraguay
Madre Tierra-Tierra Sin Mal
Intercultural development research

Fundación El Cántaro
BioEscuela of arts and crafts, Areguá

Perú
Universidad de Piura
Recovery of cultural traditions and training of trainers for communities around the archaeological site of Narihualá, Catacaos, Piura

Instituto de Gestión de Cuencas Hidrográficas IGCH
Ancestral knowledge for educational institutions in the rural community of Olleros, Ayabaca, Piura

República Dominicana
Red Cultural
Dance campaign and manufacturing of traditional instruments, Sábana del Espíritu Santo

Suriname
VIDS Vereniging van Inheemse Dorpshoofden in Suriname
Promotional research of traditional land use and knowledge in Para East

SAV Stichting Agrarische Vrouwen
Transfer and preservation of the Arowak traditional ecological knowledge and cultural heritage of Marijke village, Marowijne

Trinidad & Tobago
Citizens for Conservation
Belmont Freetown community cultural heritage conservation and tourism project 

Trinidad Theatre Workshop
Centre for the Arts

Uruguay
Asociación A-CLAQUE
Teatro La Sala Performing Arts Studio

Venezuela
Fundación Schola Cantorum de Caracas
Choral singing: a social inclusion proposal

Fundación Instituto de Investigación para el Desarrollo de la Educación y el Arte IDEAS
Puppets for the transmission of values. Teaching the teachers training program in puppetry and theater, Trujillo, Pampan y Pampanito