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National Dance Plan (UY0118)



Action Plan: Uruguay Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: the Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC) – the National Culture Department – the National Institute of Performing Arts.

Support Institution(s): OPP/Presidency of the Republic, Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Tourism, National Directorate of Education - MEC, Directors of Culture Network, UdelaR, CES, IPA, Arts Training Schools – SODRE, Uruguayan Dance Association, Citizenship Network Association, Asociación Encuentro Milonguero, CIAD and various Uruguayan dance groups

Policy Areas

Gender, Marginalized Communities, Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Uruguay Design Report 2018-2020

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Design, implementation and monitoring of the National Dance Plan. Commitment start and end date: September 2018 to June 2020. Institution or actor responsible for the implementation: the Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC) – the National Culture Department – the National Institute of Performing Arts. New commitment. Theme: Culture – Education Commitment description What is the commitment? To build through a participatory mechanism the National Dance Plan 2020-2030, as a set of policies and strategic guidelines for the sustainable development and visibility of dance as an artistic practice and cultural right. What is the problem that the commitment will address? Due to the development of dance in the last decades, it is necessary to visualize it as a complex field of knowledge that has not only become part of the artistic product offering, but has also had an effect on relevant areas such as health, education, international relations, tourism, and has interwoven with a variety of perspectives and rights agendas such as decentralization, inclusion, gender, etc. Therefore, it is necessary to carry out specific studies on the state of dance in Uruguay, so as to enable research, analysis and dissemination of data on its current composition and status, which remain a pressing issue when addressing its development. This development involves challenges and requires coresponsibility between the State and organized civil society organizations in order to achieve effective governance, based on knowledge, dialog and joint work. Building these capacities and promoting mixed meeting and collaborative scenarios lead to joint management and participatory planning of public policies. Structuring the set of objectives, programs and resources for the sector in the preparation of a National Dance Plan (PND) will enable to create a representative body and bring together the existing commitments to support and strengthen the future of national dance. This is why organizing, instituting and bolstering inter-agency work is key to optimizing goals, teams and budget, allowing their efforts and benefits to contribute towards a national development project that is greater than their own field of endeavor. How will the commitment contribute to solving the problem? We intend to create inclusive, participatory and collaborative workspaces to strengthen the actions undertaken by the State and civil society organizations, through the research and assessment of the field's status, its problems, proposals and challenges; the encouragement of inter-agency coordination at the national, departmental and different disciplinary levels; the strengthening of the institutional system and the organization of the sector; the transparency of existing policies and budgets; and the development of monitoring and evaluation systems in conjunction with the sector. OGP value to which this commitment will contribute. The National Dance Plan contributes to citizen participation and collaboration for the design of the National Dance Plan in partnership with the State and throughout the country. It also provides for the development and implementation of a strategy to promote transparency and accountability in this area through follow-up and monitoring thereof and a systematization of the process which can be replicated in other artistic sectors. Additional information The PND is an initiative that emerged in 2014 from the civil society itself following a National Dance Forum where the status of dance and dance within the State were analyzed. As a result of this meeting, the participating dance sector decided to organize itself around the formulation of public policies for its development with influence at the territorial and different disciplinary levels, establishing working groups, institutional agreements and permanent coordination of objectives and actions, bringing together more than one thousand professionals from all disciplines. The INAE has been a partner in this process from the beginning, as an integral part of the management team and supporting the development of all activities, therefore it believes that it is necessary to advance in the realization of this dance plan, which sets out the guidelines to be followed in this area. Objectives and/or milestones Description of objectives and/or milestones Start date End date To work towards the creation of the Dance Council, with territorial and different disciplinary representation, for the development, follow-up and monitoring of all actions that are required for the implementation of the PND. This council will be represented by agents from public institutions and organized civil society. September 2018 June 2020 To carry out a national dance diagnosis: processing, research, analysis, publication and distribution of data collected on existing policies, dance agents and organizations, to contribute to the debate, design and adjustment of programs at the national level. Steps will be taken to ensure that the collection, processing and analysis will incorporate the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity and social class, so far as is reasonably practicable. September 2018 February 2019 To create spaces for dialogue and collaborative work through Departmental Dance Meetings in the nineteen Departments with a view to bringing together local contributions and generating inputs for the National Dance Meeting, which will seek to define the guidelines, strategies and components of the PND, as well as September 2018 April 2019 its writing, management and subsequent monitoring team. To prepare the final document of the National Dance Plan, coordinating the commitments and contributions of all participating actors, containing programs, teams, schedules and allocated budgets according to the main areas of focus (territory, disciplines, value chain) and perspectives (gender, inclusion, education, professionalization of the sector). March 2019 May 2019 To design and implement a web platform to follow up and monitor the commitments undertaken by the PND. May 2019 June 2020 Contact information Name of the responsible person Sergio Mautone Title, Department National Director of Culture – National Culture Department Email address and phone number / 2908 6740 - 2908 6950 Name(s) of responsible technician(s) Mr. Santiago Turenne Title, Department National Institute of Performing Arts Email address and phone number Other actors involved State actors OPP/Presidency of the Republic, Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Tourism, National Directorate of Education - MEC, Directors of Culture Network, UdelaR, CES, IPA, Arts Training Schools – SODRE CSOs, private sector, multilateral organizations, working groups Uruguayan Dance Association, Citizenship Network Association, Asociación Encuentro Milonguero, CIAD and various Uruguayan dance groups.

IRM Midterm Status Summary

Promoción de sociedades más participativas

20. Diseño, implementación y seguimiento del Plan Nacional de Danza

Texto del compromiso como aparece en el plan de acción:

Construir de manera participativa el Plan Nacional de Danza 2020-2030, como conjunto de políticas y lineamientos estratégicos en pos de la sustentabilidad, desarrollo y visibilidad de la danza como práctica artística y derecho cultural.

Los hitos de este compromiso son:

  • Realizar las gestiones para conformar el Consejo de la Danza, con representación territorial y disciplinar abocado al desarrollo, seguimiento y monitoreo de todas las acciones necesarias para la implementación del PND. Este consejo estará representado por agentes de instituciones públicas y sociedad civil organizada.
  • Realizar un diagnóstico Nacional de Danza: procesamiento, investigación, análisis, publicación y distribución de datos recabados sobre políticas existentes, agentes y organizaciones de danza, para contribuir al debate, diseño y ajuste de programas a nivel nacional. Se asegura que el relevamiento, procesamiento y análisis incorpora la intersección de las variables: género, raza etnia y clase social, en la medida de su viabilidad
  • Realizar espacios de diálogo y trabajo colaborativo a través de Jornadas Departamentales de Danza en los diecinueve departamentos con el objetivo de sumar aportes locales y generar los insumos para la Jornada Nacional de Danza, que tendrá por objetivo definir los lineamientos, estrategias y componentes del PND, así como su equipo de escritura, gestión y posterior monitoreo.
  • Elaborar documento final del Plan Nacional de Danza, coordinando los compromisos y aportes de todos los actores participantes, conteniendo programas, equipos, cronogramas y presupuestos asignados según ejes, (territorio, disciplinas, cadena de valor) y perspectivas (género, inclusión, educación, profesionalización del sector)
  • Diseñar e implementar una plataforma web para el seguimiento y monitoreo de los compromisos asumidos por el PND.

Nota editorial: El texto completo del compromiso se encuentra en el Cuarto Plan de Acción Nacional de Gobierno Abierto de Uruguay 2018-2020, disponible aquí:

Fecha de inicio: Septiembre 2018            Fecha de término: Junio 2020

Contexto y objetivos

El Plan Nacional de Danza es un proceso en marcha desde el año 2014, en el que organizaciones de la sociedad civil e instituciones públicas y privadas vienen trabajando de forma conjunta para construir políticas públicas y lineamientos estratégicos. Su objetivo es avanzar en la sustentabilidad, desarrollo y visibilidad de la danza como derecho y práctica cultural, como campo de conocimiento, producción simbólica y sustento relevante en la formación de los seres humanos.

El proceso ha implicado actividades de diversa índole, algunas ejecutadas y otras en marcha, según consignan distintas fuentes [83]. Estas incluyen una plataforma y red social que registra el proceso de construcción del Plan de Danza, encuentros departamentales y un planeado diagnóstico nacional de danza realizado en conjunto con la sociedad civil organizada y en convenio con el Centro de Innovación Social de la Facultad de Psicología de UDELAR y una jornada nacional de danza.

Si bien se trata de políticas públicas cocreadas con la sociedad civil, sería importante comprobar el diferencial que el compromiso significa en relación a los procesos ya transcurridos. En esta dirección se consultó al responsable técnico del compromiso, pero no se había recibido respuesta al cierre de este informe [84].

Las acciones previstas en el compromiso son lo suficientemente específicas como para ser verificadas por medios objetivos. El compromiso es relevante a la participación ciudadana en tanto es un proceso que involucra múltiples actores. Como se menciona anteriormente, aunque las actividades aparecen como valiosas, se enmarcan en procesos en marcha desde hace varios años, e importa discernir el valor agregado y el cambio que este compromiso puede introducir. Por esta razón, su impacto potencial se considera menor.

Siguientes pasos

La primera meta, conformación de un consejo nacional de danza, se planea como una actividad de dos años de duración. Las investigadoras de IRM entienden que no debería solamente conformarse ese consejo, sino que debería especificarse mucho más su funcionamiento y cantidad de reuniones, con evidencia en las actas de la participación y decisiones tomadas. La mera conformación del consejo no resulta ambiciosa para los objetivos del compromiso.

[83] Notas de prensa y web del Plan aquí:  
[84] Consulta realizada a Santiago Turenne, Instituto Nacional de Artes Escénicas, MEC


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  2. Environmental Complaints' Management System

    UY0100, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Monitoring and Reporting on Climate Change

    UY0101, 2018, Access to Information

  4. Observatory on Gender-Based Violence Against Women

    UY0102, 2018, Access to Information

  5. Gender-Based Violence Open Data

    UY0103, 2018, Access to Information

  6. Human Trafficking Prevention

    UY0104, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. Complaint Reception and Processing System

    UY0105, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  8. Electoral Process Data

    UY0106, 2018,

  9. National Transparency Index

    UY0107, 2018, E-Government

  10. Access to Information Law

    UY0108, 2018, Access to Information

  11. Gender Perspective to Access to Information

    UY0109, 2018, Access to Information

  12. State Web Portal

    UY0110, 2018, Access to Information

  13. Access to Judicial Processes

    UY0111, 2018, E-Government

  14. Public Hearings on Video

    UY0112, 2018, E-Government

  15. Transparency of Statistical Information of the Judicial Branch

    UY0113, 2018, Access to Information

  16. Open Municipalities

    UY0114, 2018, Access to Information

  17. Canelones' Participation System

    UY0115, 2018, Capacity Building

  18. Student Participation

    UY0116, 2018, Capacity Building

  19. Open Government Culture

    UY0117, 2018, Capacity Building

  20. National Dance Plan

    UY0118, 2018, Gender

  21. Human Rights Education Plan

    UY0119, 2018, Access to Justice

  22. Human Rights Report

    UY0120, 2018, Civic Space

  23. Sustainable Development Strategy

    UY0121, 2018, Public Participation

  24. Gender and Youth Perspective in Rural Areas

    UY0122, 2018, Gender

  25. Observatory for Equality and Non-Discrimination

    UY0123, 2018, Gender

  26. Improve Diversity in Government

    UY0124, 2018, E-Government

  27. Indicators of Welfare and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    UY0125, 2018, Access to Information

  28. Social Programs

    UY0126, 2018, Access to Information

  29. National Plan for Persons with Disabilities

    UY0127, 2018, Access to Justice

  30. Open Cadastre

    UY0128, 2018, Access to Information

  31. Budget Transparency Portal

    UY0129, 2018, Access to Information

  32. National Energy Efficiency Plan

    UY0130, 2018, Access to Information

  33. Industry, Energy and Mining Data Publication

    UY0131, 2018, Access to Information

  34. Information on Seized Goods and Foreign Trade Operations

    UY0132, 2018, E-Government

  35. Accountability for the Commitments of the Departmental Government of Rivera

    UY0133, 2018, Access to Information

  36. Quality Indicators of the Institutes of Highly Specialized Medicine

    UY0134, 2018, E-Government

  37. Open Hospital Discharge Records

    UY0135, 2018, Access to Information

  38. Open Data from Internet of Things

    UY0136, 2018, Access to Information

  39. Cybersecurity Strategy

    UY0137, 2018, E-Government

  40. Data for Social Development

    UY0088, 2016, Access to Information

  41. Citizen Access Point

    UY0089, 2016, Capacity Building

  42. Publishing Services and Devices in the Area of ​​Domestic Violence

    UY0090, 2016, Access to Information

  43. Adoption of Standard Open Contracting

    UY0091, 2016, Access to Information

  44. Financial Information Accessible and Open

    UY0092, 2016, Access to Information

  45. Budget Transparency Portal

    UY0085, 2016, Capacity Building

  46. Access to Information and Open Data in Rivera

    UY0093, 2016, Access to Information

  47. Starred commitment Citizen Monitoring Air Quality

    UY0097, 2016, Access to Information

  48. Data and Information Montevideo

    UY0098, 2016, Access to Information

  49. Departmental Policy Open Data

    UY0094, 2016, Access to Information

  50. Starred commitment Departmental Policy Open Government

    UY0095, 2016, Access to Information

  51. System Monitoring Utility Citizen

    UY0096, 2016, Capacity Building

  52. Closeness Government: Council of Ministers Open

    UY0059, 2016, E-Government

  53. National Youth Advisory Council

    UY0060, 2016, Capacity Building

  54. Strengthening the Culture of Citizen Participation in Uruguay (Phase2)

    UY0061, 2016, Capacity Building

  55. Promote and Strengthen the Autonomy of the Consultative Council of Civil Society Set up Under Law 19.122

    UY0062, 2016, Capacity Building

  56. Observatory Institutional Information and Statistical Data on Socio-Educational Policy in the Inisa

    UY0063, 2016, Capacity Building

  57. Consultations and Dialogue on International Instruments

    UY0064, 2016, Capacity Building

  58. Follow the Recommendations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

    UY0066, 2016, Capacity Building

  59. Nominations of Experts in the Universal System of Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (UN) and Inter-American System

    UY0067, 2016, Capacity Building

  60. Dialogue for the Analysis of the Impact of Information Society on Human Rights

    UY0065, 2016, Capacity Building

  61. Access to Information in the Judiciary

    UY0068, 2016, Access to Information

  62. Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

    UY0069, 2016, Capacity Building

  63. Environmental Monitoring Points

    UY0070, 2016, Access to Information

  64. Uruguay Species List

    UY0071, 2016, Access to Information

  65. Starred commitment National Water Plan

    UY0072, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  66. Postal Dialogue

    UY0073, 2016, Capacity Building

  67. Opening Data from the National Directorate of Industry

    UY0074, 2016, Access to Information

  68. Publication of Energy Data

    UY0075, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  69. Transparency and Open Data Education

    UY0076, 2016, Access to Information

  70. Formalize Building Maintenance in Schools Full Time: a Participatory Alternative

    UY0077, 2016, Capacity Building

  71. Inclusion and Continuing Education of People with Disabilities

    UY0078, 2016, Capacity Building

  72. Publication of Statistical Information on Socio-Educational Activities for Social Inclusion of Persons Deprived of Liberty

    UY0079, 2016, Access to Information

  73. Art Education: Dissemination of Educational Proposals and Preparation of a Conceptual Framework for Improving Public Policy

    UY0080, 2016, Capacity Building

  74. Dialogue and Information on Care System

    UY0081, 2016, Access to Information

  75. Information System for Monitoring Health Goals

    UY0082, 2016, Access to Information

  76. Starred commitment Right of Access to Public Information

    UY0083, 2016, Access to Information

  77. Open Data and Statistics

    UY0086, 2016, Access to Information

  78. Who Controls What? Online Catalog of the Functions and Powers of Existing Control State Agencies

    UY0087, 2016, Access to Information

  79. Monitoring of Non-Ionizing Radiation and Publication of Information

    UY0084, 2016, Capacity Building

  80. Strengthening the Culture of Citizen Participation in Uruguay

    UY0019, 2014, Capacity Building

  81. Open Government: Everyone's Business and All

    UY0020, 2014, Capacity Building

  82. Open Government Funds

    UY0021, 2014, Public Participation

  83. E-Collaboration Citizen: Tramites.Gub.Uy

    UY0022, 2014, E-Government

  84. Affirmative Action for People of African Descent: Transparency and Accountability

    UY0023, 2014, Capacity Building

  85. Improvement Plan Instances of Citizen Participation and the Link with Citizens Through the Inter Tables Public Social Policies

    UY0024, 2014, Capacity Building

  86. Urban Development Program "Barrio De Las Artes"

    UY0025, 2014, Capacity Building

  87. Dialogue and Consultation System

    UY0026, 2014, Public Participation

  88. Promotion and Dissemination of the Right of Access to Public Information

    UY0027, 2014, Access to Information

  89. E-Access: National System Requirements for Access to Public Information

    UY0028, 2014, Access to Information

  90. Responses to Requests for Access to Public Information

    UY0029, 2014, Access to Information

  91. Accessible Wide Board

    UY0030, 2014, Capacity Building

  92. Single Point of Access to Statistical Information Available in the State

    UY0031, 2014, E-Government

  93. Open Government Data

    UY0032, 2014, Access to Information

  94. Open Data for Policy Analysis

    UY0033, 2014, Access to Information

  95. Starred commitment Cadastre Open

    UY0034, 2014, E-Government

  96. Publication of Microdata Social Programs in Open Format

    UY0035, 2014, Access to Information

  97. Dissemination of Information for the Exercise of the Rights of Users of Health

    UY0036, 2014, Access to Information

  98. Open Data Aeroportuarios

    UY0037, 2014, Infrastructure & Transport

  99. Transparency in the Lifecycle of Projects Uruguayan Law

    UY0038, 2014, Access to Information

  100. Observatory Public Procurement

    UY0039, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  101. Starred commitment Single Sign-State Suppliers

    UY0040, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  102. National Public Software

    UY0041, 2014, Capacity Building

  103. Transparency in the Management of Cultural Projects

    UY0042, 2014, E-Government

  104. Transparency in the State Project Portfolio

    UY0043, 2014, E-Government

  105. Simplification Program and Online Procedures

    UY0044, 2014, E-Government

  106. Processing ID documents (CI) Abroad

    UY0045, 2014, Citizenship & Immigration

  107. Interactive Travel Itineraries

    UY0046, 2014, E-Government

  108. Certificate Issuing Service MiPyme Online

    UY0047, 2014, E-Government

  109. Map of the Education Offered by the National Administration of Public Education

    UY0048, 2014, E-Government

  110. New Web Portal for the Ministry of Economy and Finance

    UY0049, 2014, Access to Information

  111. Spatial Data Infrastructure

    UY0050, 2014, Capacity Building

  112. Starred commitment Citizen Points

    UY0051, 2014, E-Government

  113. Integration of the National Resource Guide with Geographic Information System

    UY0052, 2014, E-Government

  114. Made for Youth

    UY0053, 2014, E-Government

  115. Daily Closing Quotes Central Bank of Uruguay

    UY0054, 2014, E-Government

  116. Mobile Government

    UY0055, 2014, E-Government

  117. Teleimagenología Service - Salud.Uy Program

    UY0056, 2014, E-Government

  118. Quality Virtual Interaction with Citizenship

    UY0057, 2014, E-Government

  119. Starred commitment Integrated Management System Municipal Claims

    UY0058, 2014, E-Government

  120. Access to Public Information

    UY0001, 2012, Capacity Building

  121. Strengthen the Culture of Transparency

    UY0002, 2012, Access to Information

  122. National Transparency Award

    UY0003, 2012, Capacity Building

  123. E-Citizen Participation

    UY0004, 2012, Public Participation

  124. Starred commitment Open Government Data

    UY0005, 2012, Access to Information

  125. Digital Literacy Plan

    UY0006, 2012, Capacity Building

  126. Purchasing Agency and Contracting

    UY0007, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  127. Government Resource Planning (GRP)

    UY0008, 2012,

  128. A System of Electronic Record

    UY0009, 2012, E-Government

  129. Uruguay Concursa

    UY0010, 2012, Labor

  130. National Public Software

    UY0011, 2012, E-Government

  131. Starred commitment Online Procedures and Services

    UY0012, 2012, E-Government

  132. E-Funds Citizens

    UY0013, 2012, Capacity Building

  133. Incorporate Electronic Pscs

    UY0014, 2012, E-Government

  134. Uruguayan State Portal

    UY0015, 2012, E-Government

  135. Processing System Common Passports at Consular Offices of the Republic

    UY0016, 2012, Citizenship & Immigration

  136. Apostille Convention

    UY0017, 2012,

  137. Starred commitment Electronic Receipt Tax

    UY0018, 2012, E-Government

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