Challenges of the cultural sector

1/7 - 17h BR / 9p.m. UK

Producing culture in Brazil has always involved challenges of various kinds, from financing to competition with large economic groups, to issues such as political persecution and social stigma. Difficulties that worsened with the 2020 pandemic, reaching the sector, already weakened by the lack of government support – the Ministry of Culture, created during the period of re-democratization, was temporarily extinct in 2016 and definitely in 2019. Cases of censorship and criminalization of cultural production accumulate, accompanied by a long process of dispute of narratives by sectors of Brazilian society. Given this, we seek to reflect on the main challenges of culture in Brazil today and how they worsen in the political and social context.

Moderation: Eduardo Carvalho, Chevening Clore Leadership Fellow


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