Art in the Periphery

The ProBrasil Association implemented another project in Piauí. This time the municipality was Picos, which on August 16, 2012 received the “Art in the Periphery”. It is an art-culture project that served directly the communities of the municipality, with workshops and cultural presentations aimed at people of all ages. The project facilitated access to culture, encouraged the development of personal skills present in the community, as well as socio-educational-cultural inclusion, thus reducing exposure to situations of social risk.

Mime classes, dance (Hip-Hop and forró) and theater were offered throughout the semester with presentations at the end of each month (always on the last Saturday) and a cultural week in December with presentations from the project groups and cultural groups of City.

The mime workshops were aimed at young people between the ages of 16 and 24. And Hip-Hop for children ages 10 to 15. They also held a cultural presentation on the last Saturday of the month.

Theater classes it was time for adults to be a child again, to express their creativity and to work on body language.

“Forró” classes (typical northeastern brazilian dance) were also taught for the elderly and participants attended a cultural presentation on the last Saturday of the month. For the cultural afternoons, the project invested in the exhibition of films and educational lectures. The idea was to offer tools in favor of the quality of life and the prevention of diseases.

“Arte na Periferia” held a cultural week with presentations by ProBrasil groups and other groups of Picos. At the time, a working partnership was established with the purpose of building a relationship with the communities so that they could access the Organization’s projects and benefit from the activities.