Fifteen of October Citizenship Institute

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Mission and Purpose

The entity aim to seek the promotion of communities in Bela Vista district, Montenegro/RS, aiming the emancipation of those involved. This is only possible through reflective self-knowledge, where the subject becomes critical of its own practice, projecting new actions. The Institute Citizenship Fifteen of October is a civil and social association company localized in the State of Rio Grande do Sul. The organization is in Oswaldo Aranha 1788 street. This company was founded in the year of 1950. Today, the organization employs 24 workers.

 

History

Institute Citizenship Fifteen of October its a nongovernmental company, founded on March 23, 2003, in the city of Montenegro/RS, and has as its headquarters in the city’s Metallurgics Sindicate. The founders were people engaged in popular movements. The Institute uses participative-research to host project proposals, developing solutions to the problems faced by the community, believing in the effectiveness, ethics and responsibility toward individuals.

It is understood as an effective way of research, committed qualitatively and quantitatively in promoting local development. The project development is focused on multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary to dialogue in the areas of music, theater, dance and visual arts, reinforced by the relationship of reciprocity and collaboration built along the trajectory, to strength the culture of Bela Vista community.

 

Specializations and activities

Art and culture -  theater, music, visual arts and dance – offering workshops for the target community, according to the local reality. For example:

-The Food Sovereignty activity, where they are weekly repassed, with accompaniment of  formative activities held in the field of citizenship and food education.

-The Food Sovereignty activity, where they are weekly repassed, with accompaniment of formative activities held in the field of citizenship and food education.

 

Major projects and events

‘’Art as educative element in the context of Bela Vista district’’ – in association with FUNDARTE.

Chartable ‘Galeto’ whit the community, for divulgation and communion.

 

 

Funding

Financed mostly by Montenegro Arts Foundation (non-profit institution of public-private constitution, with governmental and non-governmental resources)

 

Publications

http://biblioteca.participa.br/jspui/bitstream/11451/804/1/Experi%C3%AAncias%20de%20Democracia%20Participativa.pdf

 

Secondary Sources

http://publicacoes.findthecompany.com.br/l/172047337/Instituto-Cidadania-15-de-Outubro-em-Montenegro-RS

 

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