Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)
An agency that orchestrates public support for the promotion of culture, both in Spain and overseas. Their aims include promoting Spain’s rich and plural artistic legacy and fostering the internationalization of its most contemporary creative and culture sector.
The support that the AC/E provides for the Spanish cultural sector, both in the different fields of culture and in the new modes of production and distribution of the creative industries, is implemented through the Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE) which aims to enhance its presence abroad, with AC/E acting as facilitator. The program gives priority to the proposals that are least consolidated in the creative sector, most in need of boosting their presence abroad, and characterized to reflect most closely the contemporaneity, creativity, and plurality of Spanish culture today. The PICE is structured into two lines of support: Visitors’ Program and Mobility Program. Both programs are granted under a system of joint financing with the beneficiary organizations and are designed to be complementary and coordinated.