The purpose of the Arte-em-Cores project is to bring the creative and transformative power of the multiple languages of urban art to the reality of young talented artists who are already acclaimed in fifteen cities in the states of Pará and Maranhão. With this in mind, a number of local artists participated in a selection process, after which they were requested to create panels and paintings using techniques such as graphite, stencil and collage. In the course of the project, money prizes totaling R$ 75,000 were awarded.Share
Arte em Cores also promoted on-line and in-person training and skill development workshops. As a way of giving visibility to the talent and effort of the artists, the art works they produced can be seen here by clicking above on the links Sala Gurupi and Sala Encontro das Águas . The project also held two in-presence events in the cities of Marabá (PA) and Açailândia (MA). The artists selected for the final phase participated in a new training activity and in a collective creation of a large urban mural.
The Project included the cities of Bom Jesus do Tocantins, Marabá, Curionópolis, Parauapebas, Canaã dos Carajás, Ourilândia do Norte and Tucumã, in the state of Pará, and the cities of Arari, Vitória do Mearim, Igarapé do Meio, Santa Inês, Pindaré-Mirim, Alto Alegre do Pindaré, Açailândia and São Pedro da Água Brancain, in the state of Maranhão.
The project was carried out by Vivas Cultura e Esporte, the Ministry of Tourism and the Special Culture Office. It was sponsored by Vale through the Federal Culture Incentive Law in partnership with the Centro Cultural Tatajuba (Imperatriz / MA).