Prêmio Funarte – Mulheres nas Artes Visuais [Funarte Awards – Women in the Visual Arts]
In its essence, the Award aims heightening the recognition of women in the visual arts and appreciating the diversity of Brazilian culture concerning relevant themes of contemporary artistic output, including the transversality of the arts with other knowledge areas, the promotion of democratization of the culture and accessibility of artistic and cultural assets and equipment. The proposal is to encourage creative output by Brazilian women artists so as to expand the visual arts market within the scope of production by women to strengthen the Brazilian cultural and artistic memory, the qualification of artists and technicians, as well as to build audience.
Created in 2013, the FUNARTE Award – Women in the Visual Arts has had two editions so far. The contemplated artists can put the amount toward activities such as exhibitions, shows, workshops, urban interventions, publications, critical and documentary production, as well as seminars with actions aimed at stimulating reflection and the artistic experience, as well as the commitment with public formation, social inclusion and sustainability. In each one of the two editions of the awards, ten projects were selected, making 20,699.65 USD each.
In the two editions of the Funarte Awards – Women in the Visual Arts, there were over 1,500 submitted projects.
As a result, the awards encourage creative output by Brazilian women artists, as well as they expand the visual arts market within the scope of production by women in order to qualify artists and technicians and build audience.
The amount of allocated resources so far for the implementation of this measure was of 414,201.18 USD.