Ministry of Culture (Brazil)

Ministry of Culture
Ministry overview
Formed 15 March 1985
Headquarters Brasília, Distrito Federal
Annual budget R$ 2,6 billion (2015)[1]
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The Ministry of Culture of Brazil (Portuguese: Ministério da Cultura, MinC) is a cabinet-level federal ministry created in 1985.

Dissolution and reinstatement

The Ministry of Culture was dissolved on May 12, 2016 by the acting president of Brazil, Michel Temer. Its functions were merged into a new Ministry of Education and Culture. The dissolution of the ministry immediately sparked protests in numerous Brazilian cities, and included the occupation of the Gustavo Capanema Palace in Rio de Janeiro, and National Foundation of the Arts (FUNARTE) offices in Belo Horizonte, Brasília and São Paulo. Artists such as the singer Otto and Arnaldo Antunes participated in the protests. The Ministry of Culture was reinstated by the Temer government on May 23, 2016.[2]

See also


  1. Portal Orçamento (October 2014). "Projeto de Lei Orçamentária para 2015" (PDF). Senado federal. p. 22. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. "Brazil president reinstates Culture Ministry after artists protest". Reuters. New York: Thomson Reuters. 2016-05-22. Retrieved 2016-05-23.

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