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24 Jun 2011

Spain's Public Agency for Cultural Action

Spain's Public Agency for Cultural Action – Acción Cultural Española, AC/E is a public institution whose purpose is to further and promote Spain’s culture and heritage within and beyond national borders through a wide-ranging programme of activities including exhibitions, conferences, cycles of lectures, cinema, theatre, music, audio-visual productions and initiatives designed to encourage the mobility of professionals and creators.

AC/E is a flexible and effective instrument for projecting an image of Spain as a talented country that is innovative and dynamic in its artistic production and proud of its legacy. Culture, language and historic and contemporary heritage are essential components of Spain’s image. The prestige and quality of its programmes and its experience make AC/E a meeting point for external cultural action.

AC/E currently works with more than a hundred institutions, both public (state, regional, local and international) and private (foundations, associations, cultural centres, companies and financial entities), in Spain and abroad. From heritage to emerging art, from cinema to photography, from science to history and from architecture to town planning, AC/E’s projects explore the most diverse aspects of Spain’s contribution to universal culture while also updating it with the most recent contributions from our creators. AC/E takes overseas scientific and technological projects of cutting-edge sectors of cultural and creative industry – industries of growing importance in Spain’s and Europe’s economy and whose internationalisation AC/E supports.