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Institute of Puerto Rican Culture launches new Fábricas Culturales sessions

The Institute of Puerto Rican Culture (ICP, in Spanish) has announced the calls for applications for the eighth and ninth editions of the Fábricas Culturales (Cultural Factories) project. 

The hybrid training program is aimed at strengthening the administrative and entrepreneurial skills of the cultural and creative sectors in Puerto Rico. The Center for Creative Economy’s professionals will lead the workshops.

Since its inception in 2018, Fábricas Culturales has equipped more than 170 professionals with tools to designed to strengthen the sustainability of their cultural and creative ventures.

“Our educational mission at the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture is to promote growth and excellence in the cultural and creative field of our archipelago. Through initiatives such as Fábricas Culturales, we continuously move toward the professionalization of the sector,” remarked ICP Executive Director Carlos R. Ruiz-Cortés.

The upcoming sessions of Fábricas Culturales will focus on two distinct sectors: one catering to individuals in Experience and Creative Services Design, and another tailored to professionals in Theater and Film Technical Design and Production.

The training workshops will cover various subjects, including marketing, Business Model Canvas application, accounting and finance, cost structures and pricing, service proposals, and visual identity development.

Workshops for the Experience and Creative Services Design will run on Mondays and Wednesdays from April 1 to June 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. These sessions are open to individuals involved in experience design, cultural product design, travel design and cultural tourism, as well as those in architecture, cultural management, artistic education, event production and promotion.

For the Theater and Film sector, focusing on aspects such as scenography, lighting, sound, costume design, makeup artistry, direction, production, post-production and editing, sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 2 to June 11 at the same time slot.

“The Center for Creative Economy and the ICP are committed to strengthening the workforce of the cultural and creative sector of Puerto Rico. This program allows us to expand the skills and capacity of these professionals to advance in economic sustainability,” noted Javier Hernandez-Acosta, founder of the CEC.

The deadline to fill out the application in the ICP official website for both Cultural Factories is Monday, March 18, 2024.

Interested parties should apply by March 18 on the ICP’s website for both editions of Fábricas Culturales.

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