Key dates

2007 : with the launch of the Eleketa program that centres in the collecting of audio-visual and promotion of the oral memory of the northern Basque Country, the Basque cultural insitute refocuses its action on the intangible cultural heritage


2011: launch of the program of treatment of old audio and audio-visual archives from the northern Basque Country


2012: creation of the "heritage and creation" working group that brings together basque contemporary artists, administrators and the Basque cultural institute's professionals


2014: launch of the program of analysis and reflexion on contemporary creation: ethnographic observation and organisation of study days and a symposium


2016: launch of mintzoak.eus, the web portal dedicated to the oral memory from the northern Basque Country


2017: the Basque cultural institute is awarded with the "ethnopôle" label for a four-years period (2017-2021)


2018: opening of a consultation space dedicated to the intangible cultural heritage at the Chateau Lota, the Basque cultural institute’s home