Adeje reaffirms commitment to culture during the Corona-crisis

There will be a motion brought to the next council meeting stating that the provision of culture is a primary necessity

30 april 2020

The Adeje council have said they won’t be turning their backs on cultural activities despite the economic difficulties the current crisis has provoked.  The statement was made by the councillors of tourism and education, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera and María Clavijo Maza respectively, during a videoconference with representatives of the AIMCA group, the Canarian Music Industry Association. 

The association’s president, Jairo Núñez (Arte Valle Producciones), Simón Higuear (Sonopluss Canarias) and Martín Rivero (Oceans
Councillors Alonso Ferrera and Clavijo Maza made a commitment to the AIMCA representatives to create a commission to evolve an investment plan.  AIMCA has over 60 member  bodies, production companies from all over the Canaries, dedicated to organising concerts, contracting artists, sound, lighting, stages, infrastructure, recording studios, etc.
The councillors also took note of the possibility of actually celebrating some events this year, fiestas that might help to compensate artists that have suffered a huge loss of earnings recently.
The Adeje council will take a motion to a full council session to underline the public recognition of the important of culture as of primary importance. The association have also asked for help from the Association of Canarian Tourism Boroughs.
The AIMCA president congratulated the Adeje council “for the sensitivity they have demonstrated towards those working in cultural activities, those who have shown throughout this pandemic that they want to contribute, from balconies, online”, to lift people up and help improve the lives of everyone in confinement a little.   
According to statistics from the Department of Culture, published in 2019, the Canarian cultural industry used just over 5,000 companies who created 26,000 jobs directly and indirectly, almost 3% of jobs in the islands, 2% of the GDP.