IDEA (The International Drama/Theatre and Education Association) currently needs some help from all of us who are supportive of arts education, in a difficult situation they are experiencing at the moment with the Ministry of Culture in Brazil.
The campaign focus in short (quote from Robin Pascoe):
We need to convince Ms Marta Suplicy, Minister of Culture in Brazil to intervene to resolve a case which is seriously damaging the professional and personal lives of key drama educators in the Brazilian Network of Arteducators (ABRA). For three years, ABRA has carried a debt which has now grown to US$300,000, caused by the Ministry of Culture, who have refused to meet the organizers to reach a bilateral resolution, since January 2012.
Please find more details in this PDF file: Letter from IDEA to its members, friends and partners (January 2014) To support this campaign, please use the following Word document: Action letter (January 2014)
You can also watch this campaign video from Manoela Souza of the Brazilian Network of Arteducators: