Accessible culture is not charity, but dignity. It is emotion, creativity and health. It is transformative. Culture should be an everyday event for everyone.
Apropa Cultura was founded in 2006 with the aim of improving the lives of people in vulnerable situations through culture.
Art, theatre, dance, music ... Catalonia has an extraordinary cultural offer!
Thanks to the commitment of cultural programmers, institutions and patrons, people attended by organizations and social centres can enjoy unique places and experiences.
We open the doors of theatres, museums, concert halls and festivals around Catalonia so that these people have access to the regular programmes of activities.
Apropa Cultura is a cluster of places, culture, training, workshops, conferences and all the initiatives that you can imagine, connecting together two principal concepts: people and culture.
Social entities showed a great interest in the concerts that l’Auditori scheduled during these years. L’Auditori Apropa was set up in response to this concern.
The desire of social entities to access the cultural offer was no longer sporadic. It was a reality, increasing year by year. In 2010 Apropa Cultura was set up, and worked with L’Auditori, the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, the Mercat de les Flors and the Teatre Lliure.
During the 2012/13 season, new centres from around Catalonia joined the network. A year later, the museums began to offer their programmes through Apropa Cultura.
Apropa Cultura incorporates some private programmers who begin to offer their usual programming. In July 2018, it already has more than 100 theaters, auditoriums, festivals, museums and singular spaces. There is more and more diversity, also on stage, and our passion for culture does not stop growing.
Our mission is to provide a web platform that helps cultural centres and social entities to work together to promote social inclusion and transformation through culture.
We promote access for users and professionals of social entities to the programmes of cultural centres: as general public or as participants in activities.
We promote the use of the arts and culture in the day-to-day activity of social entities.
We raise public awareness of the right to culture while giving visibility to the socio-educational activity of cultural centres.
Our desire: To promote the social involvement of cultural centres.