Cultural cuts continue

news: Cultural cuts continue

Lack of governmental support and information to encourage the population to engage in cultural activities has meant that access to culture is limited, concluded a study conducted by a student of Universidade Portucalense in Porto.

Isabel Vaz de Freitas, who guided student Rute Teixeira in her work for her Master’s Thesis, said: “At times of crisis, culture is the first area to suffer cuts, which is a mistake as culture is what attracts tourists, both Portuguese and foreign, in the first place.”

The non-existence of information signs directing visitors to cultural places as well as the lack of investment by the câmaras in the promotion of these spaces were pointed as obstacles to culture.