The Canary Islands will increase its culture budget to reach 2% by 2030

The initiative ist set to create and regulate the Canary Islands' public system in the field of culture.

The Parliament of the Canary Islands unanimously approved this week a bill on the public system of culture in the Canary Islands, which establishes that by 2030 the Autonomous Community will allocate at least 2 percent of its annual budget to culture.

To achieve this goal, the budgets will be increased annually and progressively, and never below the average growth of the general budget of the Autonomous Community, from the entry into force of the law.

After the approval of the text, the Minister of Culture, Manuela de Armas, expressed her gratitude for the fact that with this law, the Canary Islands will be at the forefront of culture.

The purpose of this law is to create and regulate the Canary Islands’ public system of culture, which includes the public administrations and bodies and entities of the Canary Islands’ public sector with competencies in the field of culture or which carry out activities of creation, production, acquisition, transmission, protection and restoration.

It also includes bodies and entities that carry out activities of conservation and exhibition of cultural contents, research and training in culture, as well as management, execution, support, financing, promotion, dissemination or dissemination of cultural activities and services in the territory of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands.

Likewise, natural or legal persons from the private sector may form part of the system, in the cases provided for in this law, who carry out cultural activities or provide cultural services.

This law creates a Canary Islands Culture Council, as well as a strategic action framework for culture in the Canary Islands, and a coordination committee in this field, and provides for the regional government to set up a culture research and analysis service, and to create a one-stop shop for digital culture.

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