The project aims at empowering indigenous creators from different communities in Brazil by promoting their participation in the digital publishing sector.
Thydêwá is a Brazilian NGO committed to the promotion of indigenous rights and a culture of peace.
- The capacities of 16 indigenous people from eight different communities to participate in the digital publishing sector are strengthened.
- An E-publishing start-up company is created.
- Indigenous creators’ awareness about the UNESCO 2005 Convention and digital culture is raised.
- Organizing workshops in narrative techniques, illustration, graphic design, as well as web application programming to allow participants to learn how to produce and distribute an e-book.
- Supporting the trainees to set up their own company to produce and distribute their e-books.
- Carrying out exchange sessions and meetings to raise the participants’ awareness about different opportunities offered by the Convention and digital technologies to promote their cultural expressions.
- Empowers members of disadvantaged communities through the cultural industries in Brazil – by targeting training and coaching efforts in eight indigenous communities, this project is giving cultural professionals the tools and resources that they need and can share with their communities, promoting self-confidence, social cohesion and income generation opportunities.
- Contributes to the strengthening of a cultural industry – participants will be introduced to digital technologies and given the necessary resources to participate in a growing cultural industry in Brazil: the e-publishing sector.