The Culture and Innovation Foundation is a sound bet on the role that will be played by culture regarding the development of all transverse abilities supporting the development of our society.

Culture, as memory and knowledge of the path that we have taken to allow the transmission of accumulated knowledge and the laying of foundations on which to build the progress that must be made by people and institutions in order to change and evolve.

Innovation, as a constructive process that takes advantage of accumulated knowledge and acts in solidarity with citizens and their diversity, with respect for their creations and rights.

The Culture and Innovation Foundation complements the vision and activity of the GC Legal firm, where for many years its members have been carrying out creation-related activities allowing them to explore progress and innovation in a field as important as creativity through their own projects and others related to representatives in the cultural sector.

The Culture and Innovation Foundation carries out its activity across many disciplines, involving all sectors and seeking arrangements that defend the rights of creators and facilitate the ongoing evolution of culture.

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Mediante programas concretos, la Fundación participará activamente en la ejecución de eventos que reflejen la implicación de GC Legal en el sector cultural.

Todo se hace mejor acompañado, la Fundación mediante convenios específicos se unirá a las propuestas innovadoras que generen una nueva visión de los procesos actuales y futuros.

Javier Lanza

Director of the Culture and Innovation Foundation

For more than 30 years it has been developing his career in the administrative and private cultural sector. His most recent position has been as assistant director involved in the design and start-up of the Germán Sanchez Ruiperez Institute house reader foundation.

Previously, he was the general director of the Ministry of Culture cabinet from 2007 to 2009, coordinating ministerial activity and managing cultural policy as well as implementing international congresses and managing relation with political groups.

In 2004, it was appointed cabinet director of the Cervantes Institute and during this period, it carried out a great expansion opening more than 24 new centres all over the world. He also relocated his current head office.

For ten years he carried out diverse responsibilities in the Fine Arts Circle (Madrid), from commercial address to becoming assistant director, renovating the Circle and restructuring the Institution during this period.

He has worked with other administrations, such as The Administrative Board of Castilla and Leon and the Council of Leon where he directed the Pallarés Cultural Centre, as well as participating as a guest lecturer at the Carlos III University postgraduate Cultural Management ceremony.

Technical training in cultural management