The city of Rio launched this Wednesday (28) the Foca, an initiative to Promote Carioca Culture, which will make available approximately R$ 20 million to more than 300 cultural projects, covering the entire city. The public notice was reformulated and will have two lines of action: diversifying the project’s categories and decentralizing/democratizing access by territories.
According to the announcement made at the Museum of Tomorrow, in the first line of incentive, the objective is to select and financially support 184 proposals in 12 categories: theater, circus, visual arts, anti-racist art, LGBTI+ productions, urban and public arts, popular culture , music, literature, childhood, dance and research & innovation. Legal entities (profit or non-profit), Individual Microentrepreneurs (MEIs) and individuals can participate – in this case, exclusively for the research & innovation category. Those awarded may be supported with a minimum of R$25 thousand and a maximum of R$200 thousand each.
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The second line will foster the relationship between culture and territory, enhancing the artistic scene in popular regions of the city. R$ 4 million will be distributed to 120 projects, in two categories: slums in the South and Central Zones (APs 1 and 2) and localities in the North and West Zones (APs 3, 4 and 5), with the exception of Barra da Tijuca and Jacarepaguá. Individuals or legal entities, including MEIs, with residence and cultural activity in these territories for at least one year can participate. The value for each selected proposal will vary between R$25,000 and R$50,000.
From the date of publication of the notice, there will be 45 days for registration. In the first two weeks, the Municipal Department of Culture will carry out a mobilization campaign to reach a greater number of subscribers in the notice.
“Making public policy is also facilitating access to opportunities. Foca is one more of the city hall’s actions for the resumption of support for the city’s cultural production”, highlighted the municipal secretary of culture Marcus Faustini.
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The notice will have a selection committee composed of 60 experts. The estimated transfer of the resource is until December 2021. Those awarded will have up to one year to execute and present the project.
Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro
Edition: Jaqueline Deister