Mexico’s National Council for Culture and the Arts (Consejo nacional para la cultura y las artes, or CONACULTA), in cooperation with Grupo Financiero Banorte and Nacional Financiera SNC, has created the first-ever competition to promote the creation of small and micro cultural enterprises in Mexico. This unprecedented initiative marks the first time that the Mexican government has partnered with financial institutions to create a mechanism to promote and strengthen small and micro cultural enterprises throughout the country.
In conjunction with this competition, one million pesos will be given to Mexican cultural entrepreneurs. Up to 10 grants of 100,000 pesos each will be awarded to Mexican entrepreneurs who have submitted individual or group projects designed to create, develop, produce, teach, conserve, disseminate, distribute, or sell cultural goods and services. In the event that fewer than 10 projects are selected, the million pesos will be allocated among the winners, and award amounts may vary in this case.
The application deadline is September 14, 2012.
For more information on the competition, please consult the CONACULTA website.