SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, December 18 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has announced this Saturday the launch of the ‘Canarias on Stage’ program from next year 2022 with the announcement of an international festival.
In this sense, the South Atlantic Performative Arts Market (MAPAS) 2021 organized this Saturday a meeting dedicated to the possible public-private axis around the current creative sector, as reported by the regional government.
Torres has highlighted the effort and commitment of his Executive with culture and advanced that in 2022 the archipelago will add another to its great cultural events: the launch of the Canarias a Stage program.
“It is – he added – an ambitious proposal that is articulated with the purpose of changing the current framework of the performing arts in the Islands from a double perspective: for the sector, promoting education, training and mentoring of projects, and for citizens, with the launch of a new first-rate international festival, comparable to the Canary Islands Music Festival “.
For its part, the forum ‘The keys to public-private collaboration in the creative sector’ was attended by the Minister of Culture of Costa Rica, Sylvie Durán Salvatierra; the director of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture of Panama, Alexandra Schjelderup; the General Director of Cultural Industries of the Government of Spain, Adriana Moscoso del Prado, and the Deputy Minister of Culture of the Regional Executive, Juan Márquez Fandiño, among many other assistants.
Likewise, the event, moderated by the journalist Beatriz Rodríguez, took place in the assembly hall of the Presidency of the Government in the capital of Tenerife.
In his speech prior to the start of the debate, the president affirmed that culture and its development in the Islands “helps us to be better”, and referred to the difficult time that this activity has experienced due to the COVID pandemic, as well as It has happened with so many other sectors and with people.
Regarding this health crisis and its consequences in other areas, he stressed the need to continue “walking forward in such difficult times” in order to also overcome this sixth wave of infections by the coronavirus.
The president stressed that “culture is essential and has helped us a lot to overcome the hardest stages of COVID, especially during the confinement of the population.”
He also highlighted the relevant role that cultural heritage and culture in general have in the policies defined by the Government of the Canary Islands, mainly due to the stellar dimension that has been given to these chapters in the guide to actions for integral sustainability approved by the Archipelago. and to develop in the 2030 horizon.
That plan, Torres indicated, is none other than the strategic framework of the Canary Islands Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030 (Canary Agenda 2030), ratified last December 2 and in whose structure cultural heritage and general culture form a transversal dimension or axis. within the five that give solidity to the project: people, the planet, prosperity, public governance and those two already mentioned.
In addition, he highlighted the socio-economic and innovative value of the cultural industry and artistic creations in the Islands and valued the remarkable work of MAPAS in these two aspects, in a special way for bringing together activities and cultural wealth from the three continents: Africa, America and Europe.