What we mean by cultural rights?:

Cultural Rights are rights related to art and culture, both understood in a large sense. The objective of these rights is to guarantee that people and communities have an access to culture and can participate in the culture of their election. Cultural rights are human rights that aim at assuring the enjoyment of culture and its components in conditions of equality, human dignity and non-discrimination. They are rights related to themes such as language; cultural and artistic production; participation in cultural life; cultural heritage; intellectual property rights; author’s rights; minorities and access to culture, among others.

The Interarts Portal on Cultural Rights, outcome of the Dialogue on Cultural Rights and Human Development in 2004, is designed to increase available information on cultural rights, cultural diversity and cultural indicators of human development.


Founded in 1995 in Barcelona, INTERARTS is a private agency with international projection, the aim of which is:

• to advise in the design of cultural policies,
• to contribute to the processes of development through the cultural sector
• to facilitate the transference of knowledge and information in the field of culture.

With these objectives in mind, INTERARTS is organized in accord with the following:


As a laboratory of ideas and centre of applied investigation, INTERARTS focuses on emergent cultural issues of political relevance and contributes to the elaboration of proposals for the implementation of cultural policies.


Culture is a key element in the process of development. It is with this end in mind that INTERARTS coordinates the management of international projects concerned with cooperation for development and acts as consultant in the organization of creative industries.

Training and information

Training is one of the core activities of INTERARTS with the organisation of short cycles of thematic seminars and of initiatives such as the international Campus for cultural cooperation, implemented in different geographic areas. Through its bulletin, Cyberkaris, and its website, INTERARTS continuously diffuses studies and information relevant to cultural cooperation.

INTERARTS carries out its activity for public and private entities from its offices in Barcelona and has a wide experience in the development of cultural cooperation projects in the national and international area.

Its principal areas of performance are in the field of cultural policies and cultural co-operation. Today INTERARTS is active among other various innovative fields in those concerned with the cultural rights and with the organization of new creative industries.

It is the foremost aim of INTERARTS to include a cultural element in all projects concerning human development.