The Andalusians and Catalans ateneos claim a tax reduction for Culture
Third Forum Ateneos 2016
The Ateneo de Mairena del Alcor has hosted the II Forum Ateneos organized by the Federation of Ateneos of Andalusia and the Federation d'Ateneus de Catalunya.
Athenaea are schools of democracy, culture and freedom; opportunities for intergenerational cooperation and critical thinking ágoras face of growing individualism.
About seventy members of thirty ateneísticas entities found this Saturday, Nov. 12, in the II Forum of Ateneos held at the Ateneo de Mairena del Alcor (Sevilla). The event, organized by the Federation of Ateneos of Andalusia and the Federation d'Ateneus de Catalunya, has served to exchange strengths, weaknesses and challenges of ateneístico sector in a working session with presentations and training workshops.
Athenaea are schools of democracy, culture and freedom; opportunities for intergenerational cooperation and critical thinking ágoras face of growing individualism, have agreed the participants of the discussion on the current situation of the movement. Instead, the generational change, economic fragility and opening up the sector to their environment are some of the aspects that the cultural circles or atheneums detected as weaknesses. The challenges go through networking to transcend localism, integrate professional management, progress towards feminization and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Training workshops have addressed resource management strategies and projects of cultural associations, on the one hand, and communication tools for institutions, on the other.
With the aim of promoting cultural activity of non-profit entities, both federations have prepared the manifesto "Another taxation for culture". The document is the starting point of the whole work positioning a delegate group, and claimed guarantees for access to culture as an essential public service and as a strategic sector of the economy through tax burden downward.
The heterogeneity seen in the Forum has built bridges to enrich the common denominator of cultural circles or atheneums in both territories: the defense of freedom and culture des independence as an engine of democratic society. This was the second time that Andalusian and Catalan cultural centers found in a day of reflection sector. The first was in Cordoba in 2014.
Ateneos Federation of Andalusia
Federació d'Ateneus de Catalunya