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The Institute of Culture and Tourism of Manizales is a Public Establishment of the Municipal Order created with the purpose of promoting, executing and developing arts, tourism and culture in the city of Manizales. To fulfill this objective, it has 20 officials fully committed to making Manizales a pioneer city in cultural and tourist services. The governing bodies, in this case, are formed by a Board of Directors, composed of four officials of the Municipal Central Administration, two representatives of the Tourism Sector and two representatives of the Cultural Sector, elected from lists of three candidates presented to the Mayor of the City and the General Management, who in turn rely on a consultative body that is the Municipal Council of Culture.
General Management: To which belongs the general manager, professional in Marketing, Communications professional, professional in Organization and Systems, Protocol professional and Head of Internal Control. Additionally, an Administrative Assistant with driver and messenger functions and an Administrative Assistant with Personal Reception and Telephone functions of the users depend on the General Management.
Technical Management: Area composed of Technical Director, Director of the Municipal Music Band, Tourism professional, Tourism Advisor, Culture Professional and a Secretary.
Financial Management: Integrated by the Financial Director and a University Professional.
General Secretary: With a Professional in Law and Human Resources of the Entity and an Administrative Assistant.
As part of the work team that permanently accompanies the Entity for the execution of its main projects and that depend on the Technical Direction, the following people are: 1 General Coordinator of Culture Houses, 1 General Coordinator of Public Libraries, 6 Library Coordinators Satellites of the Minitas, Villahermosa, Caribbean, Nevado, Enea, Bosque neighborhoods, and 3 in the Municipal Public Library, thirteen (13) Coordinators of the Houses of Culture located at: Km 41, Comuna San José, Barrio Chipre, Barrio El Nevado, Barrio Solferino, Alto Bonito Street, Santa Clara Street, El Bosque Neighborhood, La Enea Neighborhood, Villahermosa Neighborhood, Malhabar Neighborhood, Torres del Saber and Minitas Neighborhood, thirty seven (37) Municipal Band Instrumentalists, 1 General Coordinator of the Historical Archive and 1 Auxiliary of the Historical Archive. Additionally, it has the management of the Ecopark Alcázares Arenillo, with 2 professional guides in tourism, the Monument to the Colonizers with 2 professional guides in Tourism, the information point of the Benjamín López Park, with 2 professional guides in tourism as well as the point of Information of the Transportation Terminal. Since 2012, the Institute of Culture and Tourism has the Administration of the Ecoparque Los Yarumos and the Bosque Popular el Prado, through a personalized specialized Guidance service. In the year 2016 the Institute of Culture and Tourism of Manizales receives the administration of the Cultural and Convention Center TEATRO LOS FUNDADORES.