The Forest Cultural Hub was set up to encourage intercultural dialogue and the exchange of experience and knowledge in multiple areas and among different social groups. Housed at the Centro Yorenka Ãtame, the hub grew out of an agreement between Apiwtxa, the Ministry of Culture (MinC), the Government of the State of Acre and the Associação de Cultura e Meio Ambiente (ACMA – Culture and Environment Association).
The focus of the Cultural Hub is the appreciation, recognition and strengthening of our culture. To this end, the centre aims to support artistic projects, cultural exchanges and training courses in the management of cultural projects and in public policy. The partnership will directly benefit indigenous and non-indigenous communities in the Upper Juruá valley, in Acre and throughout Brazil.
The agreement between the Ashaninka community, Apiwtxa, the Ministry of Culture, the government of Acre and ACMA was signed by the then minister of Culture, Juca Ferreira, in September 2015.