The Jalisco Ministry of Culture offers this month a great variety of alternatives not only for appreciation of the arts, but also for professional growth, as well as benefitting different artistic communities.
The cultural agenda that the Ministry of Culture of Jalisco has prepared for the month of October has a large number of activities that range from forums for reflection on creative economies, the 20th National Meeting of Traditional Mariachi, and the realization of different artistic presentations in public spaces of the state. Also, an invitation to different artistic communities to participate for their benefit in several current calls.
Lourdes González, Jalisco Secretary of Culture, pointed out that the department's extensive programming for the month of October “addresses the most important lines of work that govern it. We have taken care that professionalization, the culture of peace, culture with an inclusive approach, decentralization of culture, and the dissemination of the arts are reflected in each action.”
From the Planning, Linkage, and Sector Development Directorate, they have prepared two major events for this month: the Creative Economies Meeting, to be held in a hybrid way from October 13 to 15, and the closing of the Jalisco Online Cultural Festival, which will present the finalist groups from October 8 to 15, through the digital platforms of Cultura Jalisco, which were selected from the 133 presentations in 78 municipalities entered last June.
The Creative Economies Meeting will bring together experts, workers, and cultural workers to collectively learn and reflect on the new models of work, digital transformation, and new possibilities through three themes; "Creative Economies and Sustainable Development," "Digital Culture," and "Creative Futures," and will be broadcast through their Facebook pages:
The Directorate of Operation and Cultural Programming of the SC continue with their programs based on decentralization and culture for peace, with which during October different activities will be carried out in parks, kiosks, and squares inside and outside the AMG. Among the programming highlights the peace caravan Pequeñas Dosis, which will be in 18 municipalities presenting shows by 9 groups; Cinefónico, a project that takes place in public spaces where concerts and film screenings are presented; and La Callejera, which brings interventions or flashmobs to residential and multi-family units.
Another festival is Tomar las Calles: Circo Social, which consists of interventions by companies dedicated to the circus arts in 10 municipalities of the state. In the same way, the Jalisco Suena program, in its third edition will be in the kiosks of 6 municipalities of Jalisco. Finally, Arte al Parque, is a project that arises this year and whose purpose is to activate the network of parks and urban forests of the AMG through cultural and artistic activities, and that begins next Sunday in the Alcalde Park, and will continue in the El Dean Park, Los Colomos Forest, Agua Azul Park, and Metropolitan Park.
One of the events that through the years has been consolidated in the taste of Jalisco is the National Meeting of Traditional Mariachi, organized by the Directorate of Integral Project Management. In this edition it celebrates its twentieth anniversary with the participation of around 50 groups from the states of Colima, Michoacán, the State of Mexico, Guerrero, Sonora, and Jalisco. The start will be next Sunday, October 10, at 6:00 p.m. at the Degollado Theater, and will run until October 17, with a program that includes 2 galas at the Degollado Theater, a series of virtual presentations, workshops, and the International Mariachi Colloquium in partnership with the Colegio de Jalisco.
Finally, the Directorate of Cultural and Artistic Development, maintains its offer of professionalization and support to the cultural communities of the state through four current calls: “Audionautas,” whose main objective is to create collections with content to make up the Jalisco Sound Archive.
In the dance area there are the calls "Promotion of Local and National Work of the XXIV Jalisco International Dance Festival,” and “Meeting of a Collective Body," for companies interested in being part of the festival's program this year. And “Residency with NADÈRE ARTS VIVANTS Company from Quebec,” a residency project that brings together dance artists, people dedicated to choreography, the circus, or the theater.
Finally, for audiovisual creators and promoters there are two current calls: “Creation of Cinema Clubs in Jalisco,” with the aim of contributing to the creation of film exhibition spaces in the entity; and “Enter to Post; Post Production Support,” which is broadcast together with Estudios Churubusco, supporting the last stage of the audiovisual production process.
For more information on the current calls, visit the SC website: