Conservation and Revitalisation of Cultural and Natural Heritage
Cultural and natural heritage for future generations safe-guarded and conserved and made publicly accessible
Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (State Secretariat for Culture )
23 September 2013
Calls for proposals
There are no further calls for proposals.
Why is the Programme needed?
The safeguarding of the archive of Federico García Lorca is important for various reasons:
• The archive of the author Federico García Lorca sheds light on the role art and culture played in a period of great political and social turmoil in many parts of Europe. Access to the archive provides insights into artists role in an important period in European history;
• This archive has not yet been fully opened for research and study and has not been accessible for the broader public. The new Centre opens up this archive;
• The Centre is a platform for contemporary arts in all its facets: it actively presents and involves people in contemporary art and culture and develops educational activities in this area;
• The Programme and the project stimulate international cultural cooperation and contribute to activities aiming to strengthen bilateral ties between cultural players in Spain and those in Iceland, Liechtenstein and/or Norway.
What will the Programme achieve and who are the beneficiaries?
The work and life of Federico García Lorca offer key historical and cultural points of reference. Lorca worked in a period of great political and social upheaval. His work empowered people to reflect upon core values: human dignity, solidarity, the freedom of the individual, tolerance, social progress, and the rule of law. Improved access to this archive provides opportunities to better understand Lorca’s legacy and how this is linked to the development of contemporary art and culture and current European values. The Centre plays a role in raising awareness about cultural diversity, for example through a comprehensive didactic programme for children, teenagers and underprivileged groups. (Twelve annual activities for children and youths are planned both within the Centre and through outreach activities targeting districts in Granada to provide access to culture to those who have less access to it.)
The Centre attracts 300,000 visitors a year and it is visited by 10,000 students.
The Centre will be the setting for performances, concerts, film screenings, conferences and debates. There will be 10 cultural activities annually.
How will the results be achieved?
The project achieves:
• The archive of Federico García Lorca (more than 2,000 objects) will be safeguarded and made accessible to the public;
• A new cultural centre (the Centro Federico García Lorca) in Granada is equipped, providing access to the broader public both to the archive and cultural activities developed by the Centre;
• At least 12 pedagogical programmes are developed to increase children’s access to culture;
• At least 12 new cultural activities are developed providing people with access to cultural diversity and stimulating intercultural dialogue;
• At least one Donor Programme Partner is involved in the pre-defined project contributing to exchange of experience between cultural players in Spain and those from Iceland, Liechtenstein and/or Norway.
How will bilateral relations be strengthened?
Bilateral relations are supported through a bilateral fund of €115,882 which supports partner search for Donor Project Partners within the pre-defined project and activities encouraging networking and exchanges and the sharing of knowledge and best practices.
What are the partnership opportunities?
The Programme provides support for cooperation between Donor Project Partner(s) and the Centro Federico García Lorca.