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Vale believes that living the culture makes it possible for people to expand their knowledge, their vision of the world and create new perspectives for the future.

In this regard, for more than two decades the company has invested in and fostered the multiple Brazilian cultural manifestations. In 2020, the Vale Cultural Institute was created with the purpose of enhancing Vale's role in culture, valuing heritage, democratizing access, and promoting artistic expressions. 


Vale believes in the transforming power of culture and knowledge. Therefore, with its own funds and through the Federal Law of Incentive to Culture, it sponsors technical-scientific and cultural initiatives, in addition to promoting public notices and training new bidders and cultural agents. 

Photographer: Ricardo Teles

Vale Cultural Institute

The recognition of culture as a means of transformation led Vale to create the Vale Cultural Institute.

Its performance - in museums and cultural centers of its own, in the preservation and enhancement of material and immaterial heritage and in the multiple artistic manifestations that it carries out or promotes - is supported by the vision that culture is capable of generating a positive impact on people's lives and building a legacy for future generations. 
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Vale Música program

Vale Música music and the many encounters and learning that it provides.

The program is a collaborative teaching and learning network between students from music centers in four states - Pará, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso do Sul - and professionals from the largest orchestras in the country. Overall, it involves about 250 professionals and more than 1,000 students in exchanges, classes, master classes, artistic residencies and presentations inside and outside the country.  

Partners of the Vale Música Program are the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (OSB), the Ouro Preto Orchestra, the Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra, the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (Osesp) and the Nova Orquestra, sponsored through the Federal Incentive Law the culture.

Photographer: Ricardo Teles

Museums and Cultural Centers

Vale’s Cultural Institute  brings together four museums and cultural centers in the states where we operate.  They are spaces open to the public, with free visitation, working with schools and social organizations, their own identity and vocation, built for and with the communities of the territories of which they are part. 

Vale Museum - ES

Created to preserve the history of the construction of the Vitória a Minas Railroad, the Vale Museum combines culture and education by promoting contemporary art shows and educational activities to integrate the community and form new audiences.

Vale Maranhão Cultural Center - MA

Diversity and freedom: expanding access to cultural activities and goods, providing environments for exchange, creation and training that are diverse and for everyone.

Memorial Minas Gerais Vale - MG

Its vocation is to value the history and traditions of Minas Gerais, its artistic manifestations and contemporary expressions, proposing the exchange between past and present and reflection on the future. 

Casa da Cultura de Canaã dos Carajás - PA 

It plays the role of maintaining and recording the historical collection of the municipality and cultural diffuser in the region, promoting cultural activities, artistic training projects in different languages, such as classical ballet, singing, guitar, recorder, children's musicalization and traditional percussion from Pará.