The Creative Penedo Consortium
The Creative Penedo Consortium brings together several institutions with the aim of promoting the creative economy in the municipality and was created during the 1st Creative Journey of Penedo. The protocol of intentions is composed of federal, state and municipal entities and supports Penedo's candidacy for UNESCO's World Creative Cities Network, officially launched on March 31, 2023.
Acting together, the organizations, within their respective competences, will strengthen the creative economy in the municipality of Penedo and develop the audiovisual segment throughout the region.
In addition to the Penedo City Hall, the consortium is made up of the Government of the state of Alagoas, Sebrae Alagoas, Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Federal Institute of Alagoas (IFAL), National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN), Banco do Nordeste, Fundação Casa do Penedo, Alagoas Audiovisual Sectorial Forum (FSAL) and Association of Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurs of Tourism and the Creative Economy of Penedo (ASTEC).
The Creative Penedo Consortium is an unprecedented initiative of multi-institutional concentration to support the candidacy of a city for access to UNESCO's World Network of Creative Cities, thus guaranteeing the necessary support for the execution of the projects that are agreed upon, demonstrating that this is not just a challenge for municipal management, but for an entire city with a view to a better and more sustainable future, where culture and creativity will be at the center of public policies.
By creating a working group around the creative economy, Penedo sends a clear and objective message that it has institutions of weight in all spheres of government mobilized and that will support projects, initiatives and actions for the development of the creative economy of Penedo .
At this point in the process, joining public and private forces makes a positive contribution not only to Penedo’s candidacy for the World Network of Creative Cities, in the Cinema category, but also to the technical development of the municipality in the segment.