Brazil 2015-16

Brazil exchange Jan 15During 2013-14, Paul Heritage (People’s Palace Projects) and Matt Peacock (Streetwise Opera) met with a range of representatives from Brazilian arts organisations, municipal agencies, NGOs and universities as well as individuals who have experienced homelessness. They then compiled a report which explored the ways in which the UK and Brazil could exchange ideas and build capacity, and proposed a programme of activities in 2015 and 2016.

Click here to read the full report.

The aims of the project are to help build capacity in arts and homelessness in Brazil, to help initiatives in Brazil and the wider international arts and homelessness community be better networked, and to enable knowledge exchange between initiatives in Brazil and Great Britain

The programme includes:

28-30 January 2015: Launch of With One Voice Brazil with two-days of presentations, workshops and site visits hosted by the Mayor’s office in Rio de Janeiro

19-24 April 2015: Visit to Manchester and London by Brazilian artists, policy makers, representatives of NGOs and leaders of the Homeless People’s Movement

8-14 November 2015: Visit to Rio and São Paulo by staff from leading UK arts and homelessness organisations, a councillor from Manchester City Council and a member of the Manchester homeless population

July 2016: Visit to Rio by people from arts and homelessness organisations from around the world.  The new movement will officially launch on 23 July at a special event in Rio to showcase the creativity of homeless people during the Cultural Olympiad for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

With One Voice Brazil 2014-16 is produced by Streetwise Opera in partnership with People’s Palace Projects and is supported by Arts Council England, British Council Brazil, and the Calouste Gulbenkian UK Foundation. It is part of British Council Transform 2012-2016, an arts and creativity programme to develop the cultural dialogue between the UK and Brazil. UK arts and homelessness partners include Café Art, Cardboard Citizens, Choir With No Name, Crisis Skylight and Open Cinema. See the UK partners page for more information.