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8. Creativity and Culture

8.5 Developing cultural and creative competences

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Acquiring cultural and creative competences through education and training
  2. Specialised training for professionals in the education, culture and youth fields
  3. Providing quality access to creative environments

Acquiring cultural and creative competences through education and training

For more information on formal education, please consult Chapter 6. Education and Training, section 8: Media literacy and safe use of new media. In addition, the following projects can be highlighted:


Project of Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage launched by the Ministry of Culture and Sport and the National University of Distance Education (UNED).

Its objective is to train up to 10,000 professionals in the field of cultural heritage in specific digital competencies. Two semi-annual courses will be taught through a practical methodology in which technologically advanced tools such as 3D scanners, online digital content managers, three-dimensional modeling and geodata collection through mobile devices, among others, will be applied. The degrees that can be obtained will be :


  • Professional Expert in Advanced Technologies for the Management and Documentation of Cultural Heritage.
  • Professional Expert in Advanced Technologies for the Dissemination and Valorization of Cultural Heritage.


Framed in the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, it has a budget of 14,000,000 euros financed by the Ministry. In addition, the training will be free for people with university studies or second-degree Vocational Training in Conservation-Restoration, Art History or Archaeology or for those who live in towns of less than 50,000 inhabitants and have a degree from the UNED related to the subject. If none of these requirements are met, the price will be 900€.


Non formal learning projects:

Grant action and cultural promotion

The call corresponding to the year 2023 is currently in the phase of collecting applications and has a budget with a maximum amount of 1,990,000 euros. Its regulation is reflected in the Official State Gazette (BOE). The purpose of these annual calls is to promote activities that contribute to the generation of cultural contents and the modernization and professionalization of the cultural sector, as well as public-private cooperation and cooperation between the different administrations:

  • Activities that contribute to the production, dissemination of cultural contents and services using new technologies as a tool.
  • Increasing the professionalization of the cultural and creative industries and their capacity to create employment, improving the training and integration of sectoral associations and networks within the cultural sector.
  • Stimulate the participation of the private sector and promote cultural patronage.
  • To promote the internationalization of Spanish culture and its inclusion in European cultural supply networks, improving the links between the Autonomous Communities, promoting the active participation of citizens in cultural processes and strengthening Spain as a cultural tourist destination.

The beneficiaries are natural persons with Spanish nationality, or of any Member State of the European Union or of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). Legal entities may participate as long as they are non-profit and have a tax domicile in Spain.


Specialised training for professionals in the education, culture and youth fields

Training offer in cultural industries

CULTUREX Scholarships for practical training and specialization in cultural management at cultural institutions abroad. This scholarship programme is for nine months of practical training in cultural management for young professionals abroad to internationalise the cultural management and cultural exchange. There are three ways to do this. a) commercial offices, b) cultural institutions, c) Spanish consulates and embassies. The beneficiaries are Spanish citizens over the age of 18 and under 35, with strong knowledge of the English language and/or of the language of the requested destination country. The procedure is public and begins with the publication of the call in Official State Gazette.


Meeting with Young Creators, in the Month of Emergent Design

The meeting is aimed at young students, teachers and the general public interested in the grants of INJUVE´s Young Creation. Other activities include participating in the Month of Emergent Design (since 2017), in which the outstanding students of the main schools of fashion design show their designs in the showcases of the Museum of Costume, and in which the beneficiaries of Young Creators grant exhibit their creative experiences as well as the challenges of their professional field.

Providing quality access to creative environments

Culture Resident

The Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana has launched a Residency Program for artistic creators with a monthly financial allocation that covers production costs, travel allowance for travel and accommodation. There are four vacancies to present unpublished proposals or people who are in the process of research in order to promote their production. The main idea is to provide creators with resources, space, time and support for the creation of their projects. The initiative is linked to contemporary artistic creation aimed at experimentation and innovation in current visual, landscape, musical, literary or audiovisual fields. At least two of the four selected projects must correspond to people with roots in the Valencian Community.