Braskem on Stage Award
Encouraging local culture in the communities where it operates has been an ongoing effort over Braskem's history. In Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, the Braskem on Stage Awards has been fulfilling this goal by selecting the best productions in the state in the categories Best Play, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Production, which are selected by the general public, and in the new Outstanding Performance Award created in 2013. Launched in 2005, the awards promote the local performing arts by encouraging the formation of new groups and fostering artistic growth in existing groups. Every year, of the 50 productions competing, ten are selected to be presented during the city's famous festival. In 2013, however, Braskem on Stage began to present 20 productions instead of the previous ten. This festival selected for the performances is "Porto Alegre on Stage," which is also sponsored by Braskem and recognized as one of the leading performing arts festivals in Latin America. Since its creation in 1993, the Braskem on Stage Awards have brought to the city of Porto Alegre major national and international names in theater, music and dance.