On Thursday 21 start at La Laguna (Tenerife) the events entitled entitled "New Challenges for Financing Culture – Models and techniques of fundraising in the current economic context"And that will take place over 3 days.
These days seem to me particularly important in the current context, in which scarce resources and successive budget cuts affect cultural enterprises dramatic way.
The funding model of culture that we kept so far (the French model) based on public financing of activities of general interest of the population, is being replaced by the Anglo-Saxon model based on a mixed de financiación pública y privada (… con la parte pública más bien escaseando). Para realizar este cambio es necesario que todo el sector se adapte a este nuevo entorno y esto está siendo especialmente difícil en muchas empresas. Al cambio en la financiación hay que sumarle la bajada del consumo de cultura por parte de los ciudadanos como parte de las medidas para sobrevivir en su día a día… así que la situación, más que dramática, en algunos casos, es una sentencia de muerte.
Law of Citizen Participation and Patronage should try to act in a plane triple (legal, economic and institutional) to regulate the current situation and help companies in this new environment ... but still not clear how it will do so.
It is in this context that the city of San Cristobal de La Laguna organized this conference on Financing for Culture, adapted to the new economic framework and with the idea of helping the Canary cultural industries.
My participation in them will be on Saturday morning, with a presentation on how to make the most of our funds in cultural promotion on the Internet, as well as the tools we have to give more visibility to our sponsors to thereby put them in value and possibly get. I will also talk a moment about platforms crowdfundingAlthough I will not dwell on it because one of the presentations at the conference will be devoted precisely how to get funding through such portals.
You can see the entire program in this PDF: Conferences on Financing and Culture
The sessions are free, but seating is limited to 140 seats, so if you want to attend, please contact the organizers www.aytolalaguna.es (Days financing culture). Phone 922 60 11. 50 - 19 (Department of Culture Pza Santo Domingo, s / n 38201. La Laguna....).
See you there.
later note: You can see the slides used in the presentation by clicking here -> Financing and Culture - Montserrat Peñarroya