Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The project was carried out between April 2018 and August 2019. The Brazilian Centre of Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP) proposes to: (1) Strengthen the local cultural values chains through capacity building activities (in 4 cities of 4 Brazilian macro regions); (2) Improve the local conditions for creative economy's sustainable development through mapping and networking activities; (3) Foster a dialogue between the national cultural centres programmes and the cultural communities. Capacities and skills on culture, cultural economy and cultural management were improved in the local cultural communities of four cities of four Brazilian macro regions through an open program of training and capacity building. Four 32 hours-long courses, targeting the entire cultural community, including local public managers, were held in the “Praças CEUs das Artes” cultural equipment in four cities, representing four macro regions in Brazil. The courses were divided in two modules. Module 1, 16 hours-length (in 4 days), which contemplated reflections about fundamental issues of cultural policies agenda: culture conceptions, identities, diversity, and cultural citizenship. Module 2, 16 hours-long (in 4 days) focused on skills and techniques related to cultural economy, including elaboration and management of cultural projects. Conception and development of the methodology of an open program of training and capacity-building and related staff training. The program was divided in two modules. The first one, 16 hours-long (divided in 4 days) focused on some theoretical issues of cultural policies agenda: culture conceptions, identities, diversity, and cultural citizenship. Module 2, 16 hours-long (in 4 days) focused on skills and techniques related to cultural economy, including elaboration and management of cultural projects.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
We believe that the educational process is an effective methodology to trigger future actions and sociocultural transformations, aiming at broadening social participation and improving democracy at local level. To ensure the quality of this process, an effort was made in the development of the contents and methodologies of workshops (Open Program and capacity building in Cultural Mapping Methodologies), considering the sociocultural realities of each city and the agents involved in the means of production, preservation, sustainability and dissemination of local cultures. The workshops combined reflective tools/contents and technologies/skills for local action and networking, aiming at involving civil society and public management to act jointly. Issues varying from normative tools (related to legislation, and policy formulation/implementation/accountability) to mobilization strategies or tools for construction of public policies, and participation in the political life were discussed in the period. Finally, the cultural mapping activities provided quantitative, and qualitative data and information about the cultural realities of the municipalities, besides stimulating the mobilization and visibility of various socio-cultural actors, revealing a rich and potent cultural diversity in the territories. Beyond these results related to the creation of new information, the mapping process itself also had different impacts in terms of the articulation of networks in the territories. As more direct results we have the mapping results, reaching more than 200 agents in each city, and some "institutionalized" (or "named") networks created during the workshops and the mapping processes, such as Rizoma Cultural in Toledo (more focused on advocacy and interlocution with the local government) and Pedra d'Água in Embu das Artes (more focused on the conditions of production, it includes a collective art space), as well as the application of 2 cultural agents (local multipliers and participant of the workshop) as eligible to integrate the local cultural council in Macapá. It is also worth mentioning that the project enhanced the start of the work of the municipal Council of Culture in Serra Talhada (the counselors had been elected months before, but the structure was still inoperative, which was issue for many debates involving public actors and cultural civil society during the training activities). In Embu das Artes, the creation of a public policy reflecting demands discussed during the workshops was a highlight point, due to the public notice for cultural projects to published concerning a public cultural center. - 178 civil society or government cultural agents from Embu (SP), Toledo (PR), Macapá (AP), and Serra Talhada (PE), both male and female, from all age groups (from 17 years old), acting in different stages and domains of local cultural chains. - Local cultural managers and producers, local public managers, population of the city and neighboring cities. Research and Mapping of the local demands of cultural chains were developed in 4 cities of 4 Brazilian macro regions. Income and work were generated for five multipliers in each city, who were involved in mapping activity as local articulators. Embu of the Arts: 1) 157 cultural agents and 34 groups/mapped institutions. 2) Number of actors and groups interviewed by each multiplier: Arley Cunha: 36; Bruno Santos: 22; Denilsa de Moura: 42; Ivan Neves: 41; Lourenço Garcia: 50. 3) 129 - Arts expressions (including Crafts); 4 - media and communication; 9 education; 5 - ethnic and popular expressions; 10 - wealth or environmental issues. Toledo: 1) 154 cultural agents and 83 groups/mapped institutions. 2) Number of actors and groups interviewed by each multiplier: Cristiane Roberta Xavier Candido: 51, Isabela Olsen Pierazo: 52, Fernanda Fetter: 39, Mariana Gouveia Cruz: 51, and Otavio Augusto da Silva Souza: 44. 3) 126 - Arts expressions; 28 - popular culture; 12 - media and communication; 9 - cultural movements; 22- education; 33- cultural management; 8- wealth or environmental issues Macapá: 1) 187 cultural agents and 40 groups/mapped institutions; 2) Number of actors and groups interviewed by each multiplier: Débora Natalina Bastos Bararuá: 44, Edimilson Vilhena dos Santos: 36, Karen Suellen Lobato de Sousa: 43, Natália Sandrine Lobo Brazão: 44 and Wenner George Ribeiro: 60 3) 120 - Arts expressions; 89 - popular culture; 6 - media and communication; 17 - education; 8 - cultural management; 9 - wealth or environmental issues. Carved Mountains: 1) 192 cultural agents and 51 groups/mapped institutions. 2) Number of actors and groups interviewed by each multiplier: Alberto Cardoso de Lima Gomes: 44, Jorge Costa de Queiroz: 53, José Alberto da Silva Júnior: 47, Nathan Jonatha da Silva: 38, and Sebastiana Vitória da Silva Araújo: 61. 3) 132 - Arts expressions; 61 - popular culture; 15 - media and communication; 6 - cultural movements; 7 - education; 12 - cultural management; 10 - wealth or environmental issues. Mapping and analytic report, including recommendations, were presented for the four “Praças CEU” unities and for the cultural municipal departments of the four cities. Also, a public meeting with public managers, multipliers, mapped agents, and cultural community was accomplished. Diffusion of the finished website for project stakeholders, including an eBook bringing the project‘s results and a short documentary film about the experience.