Ministry of Culture (Brazil)
|Formed||15 March 1985|
|Headquarters||Brasília, Distrito Federal|
|Annual budget||R$ 2,6 billion (2015)|
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Dissolution and reinstatement
The Ministry of Culture was dissolved on May 12, 2016 by the acting president of Brazil, Michel Temer. Its functions were merged into a new Ministry of Education and Culture. The dissolution of the ministry immediately sparked protests in numerous Brazilian cities, and included the occupation of the Gustavo Capanema Palace in Rio de Janeiro, and National Foundation of the Arts (FUNARTE) offices in Belo Horizonte, Brasília and São Paulo. Artists such as the singer Otto and Arnaldo Antunes participated in the protests. The Ministry of Culture was reinstated by the Temer government on May 23, 2016.
- Portal Orçamento (October 2014). "Projeto de Lei Orçamentária para 2015" (PDF). Senado federal. p. 22. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- "Brazil president reinstates Culture Ministry after artists protest". Reuters (New York: Thomson Reuters). 2016-05-22. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
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