The organisation of the Culture Institute of Barcelona is based on a Governing Council. This higher body includes representatives of all political groups which form part of City Council, three professionally acclaimed figures from the field of culture and union representatives. This body approves the annual action plans and monitors the actions carried out by the Institute. The day-to-day management of the Institute is governed by a Management Committee, chaired by the Councillor for Culture , and on which the Managing Director of the Institute and the senior managers of the departments into which the Institute is organised are represented.
The municipal government will also be calling on the Spanish and Catalan governments to implement several proposals, such as reducing cultural VAT to zero until the end of the year.
In view of the situation caused by the COVID-19 virus, the municipal government has announced a series of measures, which have been taken in coordination with the Spanish and Catalan governments and which will initially be in force for the next 15 days, from Thursday, 12 March to Friday, 27 March.
Havana, the capital of Cuba, will bethe guest city at the La Mercè Festival 2020. Between 23 and 27 September 2020, we’ll have the chance to sample some of the Cuban capital’s lively culture along Barcelona’s streets, with different theatre, dance and music shows and film screenings.
As part of the Quaderns Metodològics Feministes collection, the Councillor's Office for Feminism and LGBTI and the Barcelona Institute of Culture (ICUB) have produced a guide with positive recommendations for achieving parity in Barcelona’s cultural programming, that of the city’s big cultural facilities as well as that of local centres.