The awards will value the projection, trajectory, quality and contribution to the city of people and groups
The mayor of Cartagena, Noelia Arroyo, and the delegate councilor for Culture, Carlos Piñana, yesterday presented the new Cartagena Culture Awards at the Roman Theater of Cartagena, aimed at recognizing local talent. The event was attended by representatives of the city’s culture, the Department of Culture and the Hidrogea firm, which collaborates with this initiative of the City Council.
The Cartagena Culture Awards will recognize creation in the performing arts, plastic arts, visual arts, literature, music, heritage promotion, scientific research and culture, and traditional and community culture. With them, it is sought to give visibility and support the artists, as indicated by the City Council. “Culture has been one of the lifesavers in this year and a half of the pandemic, so it requires our support as it is an indispensable part of our history,” said Arroyo.
In total, eight awards and an honorary award will be awarded that the jury may award “to persons or entities in which exceptional circumstances concur”.
The winners of one of these awards will have to meet, as a requirement, having been born or habitually reside in Cartagena; and in the case of associations, groups or entities, develop their work totally or partially in this municipality. For the awarding of the awards, the trajectory of the candidates, the quality of their work, and their contribution and projection in the local and general culture will be assessed.
These awards, said Piñana, will have “a symbolic value” and will materialize in a diploma and a sculpture made by the local artist Fernando Sáenz de Elorrieta. Arroyo took advantage of the event to announce the reactivation of other municipal awards, such as those for sports.