Cuba Announces Cuts in Arts Education

A sculpture of Jose Marti at the Superior Arts Institute (ISA).

HAVANA TIMES – A new policy to “restructure” the network of professional art schools Cuba, geared to “optimizing available resources”, was presented on Friday to the Council of Ministers, in Havana, reported the official press.

Leonardo Andollo, second in command of the Permanent Commission for Implementation and Development, announced that from 2013 to 2015 the network of art education centers will be restructured “on a regional basis”, and taking into account “the economic possibilities of the country.”

“Structures and pay rolls will be restructured in order to achieve greater rationality, said the official. He added that an investment program is programmed through 2019, in the infrastructure and equipment of the  art education system.

The extensive Cuban art education system has been presented for decades by the government as one of the most important achievements of the Cuban revolution.

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