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The 1.5% for culture

  • One of the beneficiaries of the 1.5% for culture is the Royal Monastery of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe © Ministerio de Fomento

    One of the beneficiaries of the 1.5% for culture is the Royal Monastery of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe © Ministerio de Fomento

  
  


" Did you know that 1.5% of the budget for public projects of the Ministry for Public Works is allocated for actions involving the conservation and restoration of Spain's historic heritage? ..."

Did you know that 1.5% of the budget for public projects of the Ministry for Public Works is allocated for actions involving the conservation and restoration of Spain's historic heritage? Part of these funds is also set aside for the purchase of cultural assets, exhibitions and publications, and for investment in R+D+i, –again– always for actions to do with heritage.

The Ministry of Public Works has also played its part in enriching Spain's cultural heritage and fuelling its artistic creativity. Of the budget dedicated to new public works (over 601,012.10 euros), 1.5% must go towards the conservation, recovery and improvement of the national historic heritage.

Requirements of the actions

A mixed commission (comprising representatives of the ministries of Public Works and Education, Culture and Sport in each region) decide which projects are to benefit from these funds. However there are a series of obligatory requirements to be met: they must be declared Property of Cultural Interest (BIC in its Spanish initials), be publicly owned, and for at least 50 years, their use must be solely for tourism, public service, or of a social and cultural order.

What's more, priority is given to projects that potentially lead to economic reinvigoration and job creation beyond the actual refurbishment and building works themselves. Town councils, regional and local governments and other institutions can also submit for consideration plans for projects involving their Property of Cultural Interest, or property with an equivalent level of protection.

Ten different programmes

The Ministry of Public Works allocates this 1.5% of its budget for culture to ten spheres of action, all highly varied but with one common denominator: the conservation and restoration of the heritage of Property of Cultural Interest. The money is therefore be invested in the following areas:

Improvements in public works featuring singular elements (Roman roads, buildings of Cultural Interest related to railway and maritime-land heritage);

Religious architecture (improvements in cathedrals, abbeys, convents and monasteries with particular historical importance);

The Way of Saint James: (refurbishments of sections of road and buildings along the Way of Saint James);

Archaeological parks and sites (improvements or creation of new museums);

Recovery of theatres and buildings for music and dance;

UNESCO World Heritage (restoration of property included on the UNESCO list);

Defensive architecture (restoration of defensive walls, castles and other elements of defensive and military architecture);

Recovery of cultural landscapes and historic sites;

Recovery of industrial and mining heritage;

Reforms in Cultural Property of historic value.

The list of specific actions is very long and covers dozens and dozens of projects all over Spain. Since 1985, the year in which this allocation was first made, 370 million euros has been invested in 623 projects covering the whole of the Spanish territory.
 

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