Amateur artistic practice in the community

This research aims to study amateur artistic practice in community contexts, emphasizing analytic questions as: individual artistic pathways and opportunities of professionalization; artistic practice and local associations' activism; relationship between community art and socio-cultural intervention programs promoted by public policies or private cultural institutions. Research main hypothesis is that community associations are not only spaces of socio-cultural mediation and agents of cultural policy, but also platforms of professional trajectories combining art and social intervention.

The  work plan also includes participation in sociology of art and culture research networks, the application of scientific projects to competitive financing, the organization of scientific meetings and seminars for non-specialists, among others.

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Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
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CIES-IUL - Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology
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