Municipal Councils of Culture

The Municipal Councils of Culture are spaces shared by representatives of the government and society that generally: monitor and evaluate the implementation of programs; propose and support cultural projects; prepare and approve Culture Plans; express its opinions on cultural affairs; supervise the body of culture in charge’s activities; review and approve rules for covenants; supervise and approve activities of covenant cultural entities; review and approve standards for project funding; establish rules and guidelines for covenants; and manage the Municipal Fund for Culture. The Municipal Councils of Culture are present in 1163 of the 5564 Brazilian municipalities, and are comprised of representatives of the government and of civil society.

Institutional design


Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?

Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?

Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?

Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?

Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?

Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?

only backed by a governmental program or policy 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
Civil Society  
Democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation

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