In 1995 Maria Sônia created the company PILAR Cultural Enterprises. As a professional, she works with research, patrimonial registration, technical diagnostics and other activities related to tourism. She is a consultant in various Institutions, such as SEBRAE-RJ, SEBRAE-MG, Comunidade Solidária, Ministry of Tourism, CSN Foundation, FEOP-UFOP, FAOP - Secretary of Culture from the Government of Minas Gerais, IEPHA - City of Ouro Preto, among others. Maria is also a member of the Council of Popular Art Museum - CEMIG, Belo Horizonte - MG. 2012.


  • Curator of art and craftwork
  • Design and window dressing skills
  • Creative projects
  • Organization of fairs and exhibitions

Academic Background

  • Post-graduate degree in Historical and Cultural Heritage Management – UFMG
  • Undergraduate Degree in Art Education with specialization in Fine Arts UEMG

Projects of Raizes that she’s been part of

Other Projects

  • Income Generation at Jequitinhonha Valley