Beth Ponte - Quality for Culture (Brasil) - in English
By Martin Zierold
This tenth edition of "Wie geht's" features Beth Ponte, an arts manager and researcher based in Salvador in Brasil. Even though the corona crisis increasingly is a global crisis and the virus has shown to everyone how interconnected a world we live in, the public conversations in Germany very strongly stay within national logics. Throughout the next editions, we will try to include international perspectives. Brasil is a particularly interesting, but also a potentially scary case as the arts have been under threat under the Bolsonaro government even before the virus interrupted public life. Beth Ponte will be able to give us insights into the specifics of the Brasilian situation. Still, she also has an international outlook and will share some thoughts on the challenges arts managers face all over the world and which skills and competencies are needed to deal with and overcome the current crisis.