zet gallery joins the national arts plan to democratize access to culture

partnership with the Ministries of Culture and Education

The project includes school visits to the gallery, lectures on contemporary art and training workshops for teachers.

zet gallery signed a cooperation protocol with the Plano Nacional das Artes, a program supervised by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education, whose mission is to promote and support processes of social transformation through culture, mobilizing the educational power of the arts, culture and intangible and material heritage in the lives of all citizens.

As part of this program, zet gallery will offer guided visits to the schools of Baixo Minho, completely free of charge, will promote lectures on contemporary art in educational establishments, and, as of May, will make available, free of charge, the Training Workshop “Education Aesthetics and Artistic in the construction of democracy”, given between May and November 2023, for teachers.

“This is a very important step for us because we believe it is urgent to democratize culture and promote educational and social inclusion through arts pedagogy. It is necessary to awaken students and professors to the tools that culture can give us, remembering that art has the ability to take us to other horizons and realities, making us fairer and more supportive”, says Helena Mendes Pereira, director of the Braga art gallery.

The protocol was signed after the Ágora de Cá session yesterday, which had Paulo Pires do Vale, national commissioner of the National Arts Plan, as a guest, and which led to the debate on the theme “Aesthetic and Artistic Education in the Construction of Democracy: the challenge of the National Arts Plan in combating the anti-democratic threats of our days”.

“We need the whole village to educate a child and equality is believing and promoting awareness that everyone has something to give. The theater, the museum, and cultural institutions are educational territories and the school is a cultural hub. Only when we believe in this subversion of what we expect from education and culture will we bear more fruit”, declared Paulo Pires do Vale, national commissioner of the National Arts Plan.

This debate had the backdrop of the exhibition by Ângela Ferreira who, through her art, makes an ode to Miriam Makeba’s struggle for democracy and human rights in South Africa during the years of apartheid.

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