Worker's Culture Program – Vale-Cultura (Culture Voucher)

National Secretariat for Promotion and Incentive of the Culture of the Special Secretariat for Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The Worker's Culture Program – Vale-Cultura (Culture Voucher) was established by Law No. 12,761/2012 and is in full force, with the objective of ensuring workers' access to the consumption of cultural goods and services. To this end, the Program creates a benefit of 50 reais per month, through a card called Vale Cultura, which is granted by employers who adhering to the program to their workers, for the exclusive use in the acquisition of cultural goods and services. The benefit is cumulative and has no expiration date. All workers who have a formal employment bonds with the companies that have joined the program can receive the benefit. The focus is on those who receive up to five minimum wages to stimulate access to culture for low and middle-income citizens. The resources allocated in the Program come from the private sector, and the public sector is only responsible for managing the program.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Vale-Cultura encourages cultural life, transforms the meaning of work and promotes the universalization of access to culture. Since its creation in 2013, the Worker’s Culture Program has benefited more than 551 thousand workers (and their families), linked to 1,444 companies, and has moved about US$ 152.57 million in consumption of cultural goods and services. The Program currently has a network of 45,568 establishments in which the Vale-Cultura card can be used.
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Companies registered in the program and authorized to issue the VALE-CULTURA card
Private Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)