Location Mesquita, Rio de Janeiro
Grantee 2012
Attended areas Education and Culture

Inclusão pela Arte

The Oscar Romero Cultural Center has provided a diversity of cultural services to residents of Mesquita since 1985. The Library and Cultural Center were founded by locals without governmental support in response to the lack of a public cultural space. The Center has faced financial difficulties, once closing for two years.

The residents of Mesquita however, have fought to keep it open, and today the Center hosts workshops, lectures and a variety of cultural performances. Currently, the Center is focusing on reaching out to a hearing-impaired audience. With BrazilFoundation’s support, the Center will produce a show with Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS) interpretation. Additionally, the project will train 240 public school teachers in LIBRAS instruction.

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