CREATIVE HANDS – A DIVERSITY
OF Creative Hands
Is a stop over within a larger and ambitious journey, aiming
at contributing to the development and renewal of the traditional
Dominican craft. A stop over that enables us to better know
the craftsmen and craftswomen, where they are and what they
do, as well as how they do what they do.
A stop over to look at and to study
diverse objects, produced and transformed by creative hands
expressing the day by day life and imaginary rooted in plural
traditions and folklore diversity of the Dominican Republic.
This journey is shared by UNESCO, through
its Offices in Santo Domingo and Havana (which is also the
Regional Office for Culture for Latin America and the Caribbean),
the Dominican Institute for Integral Development, the Secretariat
of State for Culture and other organizations, as they recognize
the vital importance of the craft sector to the national cultural
development and to poverty reduction strategies. Luis M. Tiburcio
The promotion of crafts constitutes another component for
enhancing the linkage between culture and development. Anchored
in efforts to overcome poverty and to advance sustainable
development, UNESCO will assist crafts organizations and craftspeople
to deal with issues such as data collection, training promotion
and societal status.