Barcelona: Culture for all neighbourhoods

The Commission for Social Rights, Culture and Sports included the presentation ‘Culture in the neighbourhood and community action. The right to cultural practice and new centralities’, the first of nine measures in the culture plan to meet challenges such as cultural decentralisation, citizen participation and stronger communities around the city’s neighbourhoods.

The measure includes a hundred specific actions by the ICUB and other municipal bodies, as well as numerous groups and organisations, all of which share the goals of boosting culture in the neighbourhoods and its link with community action.

The goals of the measure are to develop projects adapted to each territory, to recognise, support and promote community cultural practices
Promote territorial projects with a city impact, to promote city programmes with the impact of decentralising major cultural events in Barcelona.

Areas of action include the rollout of the Plan for Community Centres 2021-2023, the EQUICOM programme (local facilities as drivers for community action), the Conexions programme (with the framework of ‘Ampliem espais’), the consolidation, strengthening and extension of the ‘Cultura Viva’ programme, the promotion of the cultural strategy for the Neighbourhood Plan, the promotion of community artistic creation and more, states barcelona.cat.

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