Fernando Chagas was invited to the Permanent Seminar on Communication and Culture Policies on “Municipal Systems of Culture. Experiences of Participatory Cultural Policy in Brazil” that took place last February 21st. Fernando Chagas, from Instituto Cultural Abrapalavra, is dedicated to the artistic activities of music, theater and storytelling and also to the study of cultural management and public policies for culture.
At InOutScience, Fernando Chagas spoke about the theme of the seminar, referring to the municipal systems of culture as instruments for organizing and planning cultural actions in Brazilian cities. Through them, it is possible to develop, with the participation of civil society, management and cultural organization structures in addition to enabling human and financial resources for the development of local culture.
Fernando Chagas is a Ph.D. student in Cultural Sciences at the Institute of Arts and Humanities at the University of Minho. He is a member of the Research Group on Identities and Intermedialities (G2i), being a member of the editorial committee of journal 2i. He holds a master’s degree in Social Policy from Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) and a degree in letters. He is dedicated to the artistic activities of music, theater, and storytelling and also to the study of cultural management and public policies for culture. He coordinated the Tribal Culture Point on Wheels of Animation – Cabo Frio / RJ (2010/2014). Worked as a teacher in the Teacher Education Program in Education through Work at the Polytechnic Institute of UFRJ (2011-2012). He was a member researcher at EMERGE – Research and Production Center in Communication and Emergency, linked to the Social Communication Course (2012-2014) at Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF). He was an art educator in the Comunicarte Project of the Petrobras Community Program (2015). He acted as a facilitator at the Rio de Janeiro State Department of Culture in the development of the culture plans of its municipalities (2015/2016).
He is a consultant for the Imersão Latina Institute in the following projects: Pompéu memory point, Taquaraçu de Minas memory point and Abrapalavra Cultural Institute in the Histories of life: social cartographies project in Zona da Mata Mineira. He coordinated the Casulo project: School of Culture and Community Tourism in Sabará-MG (2017). He was the municipal secretary of culture of Cabo Frio (2018). He is one of the organizers of Candeia – International Festival of Artistic Narration and “Sons da Cidade”: International Guitar Exhibition projects carried out in the city of Belo Horizonte (2019).
He is currently part of the artistic research team at the Instituto Cultural Abrapalavra in Belo Horizonte.