In-Depth: São Paulo, the Beginning of the End for This Cultural Capital?

The new law for the promotion of culture put in force by President Jair Bolsonaro's government has given rise to criticism among those engaging in cultural activities.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government wants to redistribute grants for cultural projects and persuade companies to promote productions outside of major cities. People involved in cultural projects view this as symbolic politics against the art scene in São Paulo and Rio.

On April 24th, the Ministry of Citizenship published the new law for cultural promotion in the Diário Oficial da União, the official journal of the federal government of Brazil.

The maximum amount of funding for a project is now only one million Brazilian reais (US$ 250,000) instead of . . .

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