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COSTA, Érica Atem Gonçalves de Araújo  and  CAVALCANTE, Andrea Pinheiro Paiva. Cultural Public Policies for Children in Ceará: Announcement of New Winds?. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.spe1, pp. 1-11. ISSN 2359-0769.

The relationship between childhood and Brazilian public policies, historically, appears under the banner of (in)visibility, due to the lack of priority and/or the fact that children do not appear in these actions as active subjects. This article discusses this relationship based on the emergence of public policies in the field of culture in Fortaleza, specifically the Public Notice for the Support of Childhood Culture Projects 2016, launched by the Secretary of Culture of the State of Ceará (Secult). It was intended: a) to highlight the possibilities of other scenes for/with children in the context of culture; b) to analyze the relations between childhood and culture present in the proposals and c) to know the evaluation of the proposers on the public notice. As a theoretical framework, the interdisciplinary field of new childhood studies was chosen. As data production strategies, semi-structured interviews were conducted with the proponents, categorization of the project forms and analysis of the notice mentioned above. From the joint analysis of the data, it can be seen that the possibility of other scenes for/with children appears related to the different levels of children's participation. The relationships between childhood and culture are expressed in the variety of areas covered: visual arts, theater, dance, and music, as well as in the existence of different ways of linking proponents with the field of childhood. Finally, the proponents have a positive view of the public notice, in line with the affirmative language of the children present in the document. It was concluded that the relations between childhood and public policies, in the case of the public notice, allowed adult actors to expand aesthetic-political experiences with children in different areas. However, it was identified the existence of limitations, which include the delay in the release of funds, the absence of articulated action between the various proponents under the coordination of Secult, and, also, the discontinuity of the initiative. Thus, the effective presence of children as social agents active in cultural scenes remains in dispute and to be conquered.

Keywords : childhood; public policy; culture.

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