1st Summit. Havana, Cuba, 14 December, 2004.
Joint declaration Venezuela - Cuba, in which it is recorded, among the cardinal principles and foundations of the ALBA, the “Defense of the Latin American and Caribbean Culture and of the identity of the peoples of the region, with special care and promotion to the native cultures”.
Agreement for the implementation of the ALBA, in which it is recorded in its Article 10: “Both Governments will encourage the development of joint cultural plans that take into account the particular characteristics of the different regions and the cultural identity of both countries.
2nd Summit. Havana, Cuba, 27 – 28, April, 2005.
The Strategic Plan for the implementation of the ALBA is agreed with concrete actions between Venezuela and Cuba.
An Aide-Memoire was signed between the Ministers of Culture of both countries, a document that recorded the actions in the publishing, audiovisual and music production fields, as well as the agreement of creating a mixed company of cultural industries.
Signing of the Cultural Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Cuba and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Havana, Cuba, 3 February, 2006.
It is agreed to create the Cultural ALBA Fund as a Commercial Association, with social domicile in Caracas, whose profit will be reinvested in its own cultural projects.
3rd Summit. Havana, Cuba, 28 - 29 April, 2006.
Adhesion of Bolivia, fact that enriched the ALBA with the proposal of the Trade Treaty of the Peoples (TCP).
Agreement between Venezuela, Cuba and Bolivia for the implementation of the ALBA-TCP.
4th Summit. Managua, Nicaragua, 11 January, 2007.
Adhesion of Nicaragua, during the act of Presidential Transition.
Official Constitution of the Company Fondo Cultural del ALBA (ALBA Cultural Fund), Caracas, Venezuela, 22 January, 2007.
The foundation act of the Stakeholders Assembly is presented before the Business Register Office.
1st Meeting of Ministers of Culture. Caracas, Venezuela, 24 March, 2007.
Besides the member countries, we counted with the participation of the Ministers of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Ecuador and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. An Intention Agreement is signed.
Cuba receives the International Coordination of the cultural actions undertaken by the ALBA.
5th Summit. Tintorero, Venezuela, 28 - 29 April, 2007.
A new modality of Grand National Projects and Companies was presented during this Summit.
In reference to ALBA-Culture it was recorded: “The cultural identity give us a solid ground for the integration and unity of our peoples. It is the starting point of all what we want to and could achieve. In our case, it is one of our greatest advantages to face a highly diverse and heterogeneous world”. In this context, the ALBA Cultural Fund and the opening of Casas del ALBA were approved.
Encounter of Ministers of Culture. Havana, Cuba, 12 June, 2007.
Celebrate in the framework of the International Congress of Culture and Development. Among the participants we count Ecuador and Haiti.
6th Summit. Caracas, Venezuela, 26 January, 2008.
Adhesion of the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Signing of the foundation act of the ALBA Bank.
Endorsement of the Grand National Project ALBA Cultural and of its Strategic Plan 2008-2010, which incorporated among its actions the creation of the ALBA Houses. It is recorded from its Political Declaration: “In the framework of the debates of the Summit, it has been decided to endorse the Strategic Plan of the Cultural ALBA, taking into account its significance as a social impact project which will be a catalyst of the transformation processes. Marked by this spirit, it was announced during this Meeting of Heads of State of the ALBA the winners of the ALBA Award for the Work of a Lifetime in Arts and Literature, Mario Benedetti and Oscar Niemeyer, important representatives of the culture of our continent”.
Conceptual definition of the Project and of the Grand National Companies. In this context, we include the Project ALBA Cultural and the Company Cultural ALBA Fund.
2nd Extraordinary Summit. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 25 August, 2008.
Adhesion of Honduras.
3rd Extraordinary Summit. Caracas, Venezuela, 26 November, 2008.
It was agreed to constitute a Currency Area, through the establishment of the Unique System of Regional Compensation (SUCRE)
4th Extraordinary Summit. Caracas, Venezuela, 2 February, 2009.
It was agreed to concentrate resources and efforts in benefit of priority areas, such as: alphabetization, post-alphabetization, health, food, energy, environment, telecommunications and culture.
5th Extraordinary Summit. Cumaná, Venezuela, 16-17 April, 2009.
It was gladly welcomed the startup of the Culture Project, among others. The financial resources were assigned, through the ALBA Banck, for the execution of the Strategic Plan of the Cultural ALBA.
The ALBA Awards were given by the Presidents to Roberto Fernández Retamar (Literature) and Jorge Sanjinés (Arts). 2nd Meeting of Ministers of Culture. Caracas, Venezuela, 29 May, 2009.
Besides the member countries, we counted with the participation of the Ministers and Representatives of Culture of Ecuador and Paraguay. Signing of the Contract between the ALBA Bank and the Cultural ALBA Fund, in its faculty as executive entity of the Grand National Project ALBA Cultural.
Technical Tables of National Coordinators of the ALBA cultural. Caracas, Venezuela, 8-9 June, 2009.
The actions included in the Strategic Plan are devised and the international responsible persons are selected in this event.
Signing of the Contract with the ALBA Bank for the funding of the Strategic Plan of the ALBA Cultural. Caracas, Venezuela, 9 June, 2009.
6th Extraordinary Summit. Maracay, Venezuela, 24 June, 2009.
Adhesion of Ecuador, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda.
The Articles of Incorporation of the ALBA Group for the Celebration of the Bicentennial are signed.
1st ALBA Social Council. La Paz, Bolivia, August 21, 2009.
It was agreed to install the ALBA-TCP Social Council, made up of the Social Area Ministers of each country.
7th Summit. Cochabamba, Bolivia, 16-17 October, 2009.
The Heads of State and Government of the member countries of the "Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - People 's Trade Treaty" (ALBA - TCP), agreed among other measures: "They instruct the Ministerial Council Social of ALBA-TCP incorporate in its areas of competence the issues of culture and sport ".
On the other hand, the basic principles of the Treaty of Peoples' Trade (TCP) were established and a special Declaration was issued on Honduras, in support of the legitimate Government, on the coup d'état of June 28, 2009.
2nd Social Council of the ALBA. Havana, Cuba, 11 December, 2009.
A management report of the Grand National Project Cultural ALBA made by the Cultural ALBA Fund is presented and adopted by the Council.
8th Summit. Havana, Cuba, 13-14 December, 2009.
The ground principles of the ALBA-TCP, its structure and its operational process were ratified.
In the final Declaration, the Presidents highlighted “that the cultures of the Latin American and Caribbean peoples constitute one of the most valuable strengths to preserve and make prevail their identities to face the globalizing processes of hegemonic nature”. They also agreed to ratify the continuity of the Grand National Project Cultural ALBA and to strength the Grand National Company Cultural ALBA Fund in order to continue protecting the cultural identity and diversity of our peoples, as well as to favor the cultural development as a key tool of the building process of the Latin American and Caribbean Unity.
The ALBA House of Havana is inaugurated, in the ceremony we counted with the presence of the Presidents, who gave the ALBA Prize in Arts to Leon Ferrari and the ALBA Prize in Literature to Frei Betto.
Encounter of Ministers of Culture. Quito, Ecuador, 13 April 2010.
It was celebrated in the framework of the XVII Forum of Ministers of Culture and Authorities in charge of the Cultural Policies of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Encounter - Workshop of National Coordinators of the ALBA Cultural. Caracas, Venezuela, 28-29 May, 2010.
Besides the member countries, we counted with the participation of the Coordinator designated by Paraguay.
3rd Meeting of Ministers of Culture. Roseau, Dominica, 16 June, 2010.
The eight member countries signed the Declaration of Roseau.
10th Summit. Otavalo, Ecuador, 25 June, 2010.
It was ratified the commitment on the Rights of the Aboriginal Peoples and on the Declaration and Action Plan of Durban against racism, xenophobia and intolerance. It is recorded in the Otavalo Declaration “To recognize the achievements of the Grand National Project Cultural ALBA to turn our countries into inter-cultural societies, diverse, tolerant, respectful to each other, inclusive, constituted by States that guarantee the full exercise of the economic, political, social and cultural rights, all these oriented to strengthen the societies free of any form of racism”.
3rd Social Council of the ALBA. Cochabamba, Bolivia, 19 March, 2011.
In reference to culture: “The decolonization and the interculturality are the main principles of the existence of the popular culture, taking us to the construction of a society of equals respectful to each other's differences”
In that sense it is recorded:
“The Ministers of Culture of the countries of the ALBA-TCP must develop culture through:
• The decolonization and interculturality of the Cultures. The artistic and cultural manifestations must be accessible to all the peoples, respecting their own manifestations, through activities that could include as many people as possible.
• The insurgent artistic manifestations of the Cultures. It must be highlighted. those artistic and cultural manifestations, traditions and costumes, that have been ignored by the colony and the development of the imperialistic countries, all this as recognition of our own cultural identity.
• The inclusion of all the peoples in the promotion of these artistic and cultural manifestations at an ALBA-TCP level, creating in that way the interculturality among our peoples.”
Approval of the first commercial transaction of the Cultural ALBA Fund through the use of the SUCRE. Caracas, Venezuela, 28 March, 2011.
IV Meeting of Ministers of Culture. Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, July 20, 2011.
The eight member countries signed the Declaration of Santa Cruz. New contract is signed between the Bank of ALBA and ALBA Cultural Fund, in its capacity as executing agency of the Grand National ALBA Cultural Project. 11th Summit. Caracas, Venezuela, 4-5 February 2012.
In its Final Declaration on the Media the ratification and extension of the mandate of the 7th Summit held in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in October 2009, where "the Political Council is instructed to present a proposal for the creation of the School of Television and Cinema of ALBA, gathering the experience of Cuba, Venezuela and all the countries of ALBA-TCP ", for which it is proposed the formation of a working group that designs a program according to the needs of the member countries.
Agreement for the Constitution of Economic Area ALBA-TCP (ECOALBA-TCP), in which is enshrined in its Article 2, paragraph 8: The contribution of trade and investment to strengthen the cultural and historical identity of our people, through the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions in the trade.
10th Meeting of the Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Treaty of Commerce of the Peoples (ALBA-TCP). Caracas, Venezuela, February 28th 2013.
In its Final Declaration states: "After a tour of the achievements made so far by the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, we welcome the good progress of the Great National Project of ALBA-Education, ALBA-Culture and ALBA-Health, bringing us closer and closer to the goal of making the ALBA territory free of illiteracy, while growing cultural exchange and cooperation in health.
Meeting of Ministers of Culture. Paramaribo, Suriname, March 15, 2013.
Celebrated in the context of 19th Forum of Ministers of Culture and Officials in Charge of Cultural Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean and 1st Meeting of Ministers of Culture of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). The eight member countries assessed progress ALBA Cultural Project and adopted important agreements to its continuity.
4th Social Council of the ALBA. Havana, Cuba, May 17, 2013.
In their Act is collected: “Mention was made of the progress and impacts of actions displayed by the Grannational ALBA-Cultural Project in the member countries, as well as its positive projection to the whole region in order to facilitate the unity of Our America. The need to strengthen the cultural decolonization, interculturality and identity processes in our countries demand renewed efforts and initiatives in order to increasingly combine the particularities of every country with the work developed by ALBA and to reach higher levels of participation and results of interest.”
To follow up and strengthen the Grannational ALBA-Cultural Project with proven social and cultural impact that encourage the development of cultural and social transformation processes.
• To convene the 5th Meeting of Ministers of Culture of the ALBA countries during the second half of 2013, in order to carry our a more comprehensive and deeper assessement of the ALBA-Cultural Project, emphasizing the decolonization, interculturality and identity construction processes.
• To continue developing and expanding the ALBA Cultural Fund Enterprise, promptly organizing its insertion in the Economic Space of ALBA-TCP (ECOALBA) and the active participation of all the member countries in its work.
5th Social Council of the ALBA. Caracas, Venezuela, December 14, 2013.
The evaluation of the work of the ALBA-TCP in each of the sectors was produced and being determined the projects that reflect significant developments and represent the greatest potential, therefore, the prioritization of actions to reinvigorate the projects identified with common goals agreed social development Alliance, of which it was agreed to include the Grannacional ALBA Cultural Project.
12th Summit. Guayaquil, Ecuador, July 30, 2013.
Adhesion of Saint Lucia.
In the Declaration of ALBA from the Pacific it was decided: Show the results achieved by the ALBA projects from communication campaigns that make visible the successes of ALBA programs. Also was proposed the need to assess the economic and social projects that ALBA has promoted, in order to establish priorities and define, based on the above, adjustments, and even new goals.
2nd Extraordinary Summit ALBA-TCP / Petrocaribe. Caracas, Venezuela December 17, 2013.
Joined together for second time in a Summit, member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA-TCP) and PETROCARIBE, both spaces of union and integration.
In its Final Declaration states: "With this historic meeting, we reiterated our willingness to go toward consolidation and convergence the ALBA and Petrocaribe as spaces of unity, created to develop policies to meet the needs of people with projects supported on the principles of solidarity, cooperation, complementarity and respect for sovereignty, as proposed nine years ago Commanders Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez to sign the Joint Declaration of the ALBA, and eight years ago with the signing of the Cooperation Agreement Petrocaribe energy ".
Among the agreements adopted states: "Instruct the Social Council of the ALBA-TCP advance immediately, along with the Executive Secretariat of the Alliance, in the implementation of the agreements of the 5th Meeting held on December 14 in Caracas". This mandate includes the prioritization of actions Grannacional ALBA Cultural Project.
5th Meeting of Ministers of Culture. Caracas, Venezuela, August 19, 2014.
The Heads of delegations of the participating countries (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was unable to attend) signed the Caracas Declaration, which reaffirms the decolonization, the depatriarchalization and the interculturalism as fundamental principles of cultural policy for "living well / well live "of the member countries of ALBA-TCP.
13th Summit. Havana, Cuba, December 14, 2014.
Adhesion of Saint Kitts and Nevis and Granada.
Is commemorated the 10th Anniversary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America- Trade Treaty of the Peoples (ALBA-TCP).
Subscription of the new financing Contract between the ALBA Bank and the ALBA Cultural Fund, as executive entity of the ALBA Cultural Project. Caracas, Venezuela, June 18, 2015.
6th Meeting of Ministers of Culture. Havana, Cuba, September 17, 2015.
It was attended, for the first time, Granada and St. Kitts and Nevis, nations incorporated into the Alliance time after the holding of the 5th Meeting.
The Heads of the delegations of the participating countries signed the Declaration of Havana, which reaffirmed the commitment to promote cultural integration of the region by the reinvigoration of the ALBA Cultural Grannacional Project.
3rd Meeting-Workshop of ALBA Cultural National Coordinators, Havana, Cuba, October 27-29, 2015.
The National Coordinators of ALBA Cultural exchanged for three days around the ALBA Cultural Action Plan for the period 2015-2017, which was enriched and approved. They also established lines of action to strengthen its links with the ALBA Cultural Fund.
Assignment of Cuban actions in the ALBA Cultural Fund. Caracas, Venezuela, June 28, 2016.
Under intergovernmental agreements, it had been ceded the Cuban shares to the Venezuelan shareholder, holder of 100% of them from now on.
4th Meeting of National Coordinators of ALBA Cultural. Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, October 4, 2016.
The ALBA Cultural National Coordinators analyzed the compliance status of the actions of the ALBA Cultural Plan 2015-2017 with the aim of updating it.
7th Meeting of Ministers of Culture. Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, October 5, 2016.
The Heads of delegations of the participating countries (Saint Lucia could not attend) endorsed the Declaration emanating from their work, which, among other things, emphasized the willingness of their Governments to prioritize the prevention and fight against illicit traffic in cultural heritage. They also approved the update of the ALBA Cultural Action Plan 2015-2017.
Act for the 12th anniversary of ALBA-TCP. Havana, Cuba, December 14, 2016.
The Declaration issued by the Governments of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Republic of Cuba on that occasion states:
"ALBA-TCP is a genuine project of independence, emancipation, political agreement and economic integration whose programs, especially in the educational, health, sport and cultural areas, have contributed significantly to the development of inclusive social policies aimed at raising well-being of their peoples."
Assignment of the General Coordination of the ALBA Cultural Project to the Ministry of Popular Power for Culture of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Havana, Cuba, December 26, 2016.
As a result of conversations with the Minister of Culture of Venezuela, the Minister of Culture of Cuba announces to his counterparts in the ALBA-TCP countries the consideration to cede the General Coordination of ALBA Cultural to the Venezuelan Ministry of Culture, "as an expression of solidarity and a new possibility to highlight the leadership of the Bolivarian Revolution in the processes of integration and unity that propitiates our Alliance, so that it begins its exercise as of January 1, 2017."