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About Us—Conaculta- The National Council for Culture and the Arts
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Conaculta- The National Council for Culture and the Arts

The National Council for Culture and the Arts (Conaculta) was created to coordinate cultural and artistic policies, organizations, and agencies. Likewise, it is dedicated to promoting, supporting, and sponsoring events that foster culture and the arts. The immediate forerunner of Conaculta was the Assistant Secretary’s Office at the Ministry of Pulic Education; however, it became independent by presidential decree in 1988, annexing all institutions, departments and agencies from other ministries with mandates of a cultural nature. The reasons for its foundation include Conaculta’s role in stimulating and encouraging both artistic and cultural creation, while at the same time guaranteeing full creative freedom. In the same vein, it was acknowledged that Conaculta must foster the artistic expression of social groups from different regions across the country in order to promote, preserve, and enrich the historic, artistic, and cultural elements that form part of Mexico’s heritage.

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