The State Secretariat for Culture, in partnership with the Secretariat for Policies to Promote Racial Equality, is launching a pioneering call for proposals to promote Afro culture.
The launch takes place on August 10, at 11am, at the Ilê Omulu Oxum Terreiro, in São João Meriti. Ilê Omulu Oxum, a space of resistance and preservation of Afro-Brazilian cultural memory, is one of the grantees by the Elas Fund and a partner in the fight against violence and in affirming and valuing the identity of black women.
The prize will donate R$672,000 to cultural initiatives by traditional peoples and communities of African origin and other artistic groups working with Afro-Brazilian themes in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
Thirty-two initiatives - quilombos, terreiros, afoxés, capoeira groups, calango, jongo, folias de reis, among other groups and communities - will be awarded R$21,437.50 each.
Entries must be made on the Cultura.rj portal from August 10 to September 23.