Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport of the Basque Government
Screenwriter, film maker, illustrator, writer and art curator Joxean Muñoz is the Basque Government’s Deputy Regional Minister for Culture, Youth and Sport. He has a degree in Contemporary Art History and has written scripts for comics, TV, films and advertisements and directed full-length feature films including ‘La isla del cangrejo’ (‘The Island of the Crab’), which won the Goya Award for the best animation film in 2000. He has published poetry, children’s books and articles on visual culture, worked as an illustrator and on cultural enterprises, and designed and curated exhibitions. From 2006-2010 he directed the project for the creation of Tabakalera, San Sebastián’s International Contemporary Culture Centre (CICC). Before being appointed Deputy Regional Minister, Joxean Muñoz was the Director of Tipula, a production company creating and setting up cultural projects.