The State Committee for the Paulo Gustavo Law in Paraíba (LPG-PB) held a plenary session last Tuesday night (14) to clarify doubts, discuss the progress of the regulation process and other tasks of states and municipalities with managers of the new Ministry of Culture.
Paraíba will receive more than R$ 88 million through the Paulo Gustavo Law, enacted in 2022. It is the largest volume of resources in the history of culture in the state.
The meeting was conducted by cultural managers and producers Rejane Nóbrega, one of the representatives of Paraíba on the National Committee of the Paulo Gustavo Law, Raisa Agra, cultural producer in João Pessoa, and Hipólito Lucena, cultural producer in Campina Grande. It also had the participation of more than 300 people, representing almost 40 municipalities, including municipal managers, organizations, artists, producers and other cultural workers. The opening greeting was from Mestra Penha Cirandeira.
Thiago Rocha Leandro, director of Technical Assistance to States, Federal District and Municipalities of the Ministry of Culture, spoke about the role of the newly created board at MinC. “We want to contribute with the legal understandings for the reduction of bureaucracy of the processes in the execution of the public politics of culture in Brazil”.
Binho Riani Perinotto, coordinator of Technical Assistance to States, Federal District and Municipalities of the Ministry of Culture, highlighted the requirement of the law in joining the National Culture System. “Unlike the Aldir Blanc Law, Paulo Gustavo cites that states and municipalities should commit to strengthening the existing state, district and municipal systems of culture or, if they do not exist, implement them, with the institution of councils, plans and state, district and municipal cultural funds, pursuant to article 216-A of the Federal Constitution, which is a challenge for regulation, considering that this year there will be the Culture Conferences, an opportunity in which the MinC will resume dialogue with the elected National Council of Culture”.
Xauí Peixoto, General Coordinator at the Articulation and Governance Board of the Ministry of Culture, spoke about the launch of a booklet to help in the execution of the LPG for managers and proponents. “The MinC will be present throughout Brazil through state offices, which will have important missions with the execution of the Paulo Gustavo Law”, he added.
The Secretary of State for Culture of Paraíba, Pedro Santos, was also present throughout the meeting and guaranteed that the dialogue will take place in a respectful manner. “We created, through a decree, the Consultative Committee of the law with representatives of the Culture Council, government and civil society organized through the culture forums”, he explained.
For Érika Catarina, producer, anthropologist and cultural activist from the municipality of Taperoá, the moment was extremely important to give voice to those who are invisible, such as masters of culture and even complements. “The plenary was diverse, multicultural and quite inclusive with the presence of technicians, managers and civil society. The atmosphere was one of harmony between these entities, because what prevailed was the collective interest”.
The plenary broadcast, in full, is available to watch through the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=camj1yqJYuo.
More information about the LPG can be accessed here.
Source: BdF Paraíba
Editing: Polyanna Gomes
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