The designated Minister of Culture, Milagros Germán, expressed this Friday that with the decree that establishes the regulations for the application of the Cultural Patronage Law, the Dominican Republic “places itself at the forefront”.
Germán promised that “necessary projects in favor of values are coming”.
The designated Minister of Culture replaces Professor Carmen Heredia, who becomes cultural advisor to the Executive Branch. Both functions begin on October 10.
“With the most recent decree of President @luisabinader on #leydemecenazgo #RD is placed at the forefront and lays the groundwork to expand the development and implementation of high-impact cultural initiatives. Necessary projects in favor of values are coming,” Germán wrote on his Twitter account.
Likewise, the mayor for Santo Domingo East, Manuel Jimenez, one of the proponents of the initiative, thanked President Abinader for the enactment of the decree.
“(Sic) THANK YOU PRESIDENT!!! The publication of Decree No. 588-21, WHICH ESTABLISHES THE REGULATIONS FOR THE APPLICATION OF LAW 340-19, ON THE REGIME OF INCENTIVES AND PROMOTION OF CULTURAL MECENNIALISM IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC marks the beginning of a cultural revolution.@luisabinader,” he wrote.
Jimenez submitted the initiative in 2010 when he was a congressman.
The Executive Branch issued Decree 558-21 this Friday, which establishes the regulations for the application of Law 340-19, of July 17, 2019, through which the regime of incentive and promotion of cultural patronage in the Dominican Republic is established.
The decree aims to “establish rules, procedures, protocols and resolutions that allow for the fair and adequate execution of the provisions of Law No. 340-19, which establishes the Regime for the Incentive and Promotion of Cultural Patronage in the Dominican Republic.”
It also states that projects of cultural interest are those programs, proposals and artistic, creative or cultural projects proposed by intellectuals, artists, cultural managers, non-profit associations of the cultural sector, MSMEs and the creative and cultural industry of all genres, related to research, training, formation, education, dissemination, circulation, creation and production in the different areas of art and culture.
The Dominican Academy of Journalists and Entertainers (Adopae) also hailed Decree 558-21 issued this Friday by the Executive Branch that regulates Law 340-19 on Cultural Patronage.
“This is a great step by the government of President Luis Abinader that will come to benefit the cultural development of the Dominican Republic, one of the purposes for which Adopae was created,” said its president, Severo Rivera, in a press release.
German’s work plan has not yet been made public, but both she and Heredia have already pledged to support each other and to work in favor of culture.