Creative Industries Brazil
Population: 208,846,892 (July 2018 est.)
Internet country code: .br
Brazilian Market Guide for entrepreneurs
This manual was commissioned by the City of Warsaw and the European Creative Cluster Lab (ECCL). It is addressed to European entrepreneurs(SMEs) who intend to start up business activities in Brazil or to expand their international cooperation in the Brazilian market. It also includes tips for entrepreneurs specifically from the creative sector.
Creativity has always been a hallmark of Brazilians
However, the term “creative economy” began to function in the official civil service terminology only recently.
The Brazilian government has become aware of the economic potential of the creative sector – its contribution to GDP and the potential creation of alternative forms of livelihood, also for groups so far excluded from the labor market. In 2012, they established the Secretaria de Economia Criativa (SEC) – the unit of the Ministry of Culture (MINC), responsible for the creation and implementation of public policies aimed at supporting the Brazilian creative sector. SEC’s first task was to develop a 4-year development plan, which was based on four main pillars: cultural diversity, innovation, social inclusion and balanced development.
green with a large yellow diamond in the center bearing a blue celestial globe with 27 white five-pointed stars; the globe has a white equatorial band with the motto ORDEM E PROGRESSO (Order and Progress); the current flag was inspired by the banner of the former Empire of Brazil (1822-1889); on the imperial flag, the green represented the House of Braganza of Pedro I, the first Emperor of Brazil, while the yellow stood for the Habsburg Family of his wife; on the modern flag the green represents the forests of the country and the yellow rhombus its mineral wealth (the diamond shape roughly mirrors that of the country); the blue circle and stars, which replaced the coat of arms of the original flag, depict the sky over Rio de Janeiro on the morning of 15 November 1889 – the day the Republic of Brazil was declared; the number of stars has changed with the creation of new states and has risen from an original 21 to the current 27 (one for each state and the Federal District)
note: one of several flags where a prominent component of the design reflects the shape of the country; other such flags are those of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eritrea, and Vanuatu