We know this work is fundamental in building our identity as a country and as people. We understand culture and arts as a defense and development of community life; transmitting principles and education; preserving our memory and history. We are a voice of effective and profound social expression. We know that creativity is the tool that develops critical, free and independent individuals, and it must be available to everyone. We urgently seek spaces for citizen participation, and to influence the political and economic decisions that affect us. The design of public policies can no longer be in the hands of a few. We fight for the Mexican State to consider arts and culture as a cross-cutting development axis and to stop making us the productive sector suffering the largest budget cuts. The sum of all our voices will finally make it clear that only through arts and culture can sustainable development, peaceful coexistence, democracy, justice and, above all, freedom grow.
We are a collective that seeks to coordinate arts and culture workers as widely and diversely as possible. We want to be a bridge between individuals, organizations, collectives and private and public institutions, to increase visibility and strengthen the cultural community. We will organize networks at a national level to collectively participate in solving the issues that concern us. We will be an open forum to discuss and share experiences, work and perspectives. It is essential that the transcendental role our work has in the daily economic and social life of the country is recognized.
We will work to reverse the neglect of the public culture system, and to establish effective citizen participation mechanisms. We want to be organized and representative speakers in order to influence public policy decision-making, resource allocation and the free exercise of cultural rights as a community.