The Espacio Arte Foundation is a nonprofit organisation based in Colombia, South America. Our approach relies on generating and supporting social processes through interdisciplinary art projects. By constructing a framework in which individuals and communities get together with competent profesionals of diverse fields, with a focus on a creative and respectful way of relating to ourselves and the enviroment, we intend to cultivate what we believe to be a good life.
The base of the foundation is a small farm in Santa Elena, a rural region located in the surroundings of the city of Medellín (Antioquia). This magical space in between the beauty of nature and the beauty of urban chaos is our physical starting point and inspiration to our work. We are convinced that big changes are based on personal attitude towards what we are and what we do.
The Espacio Arte Foundation has several ongoing interrelated projects:
LOCAL: What kind of rurality do we want to be? Projects focused on empowering the people of Santa Elena in relationship to the cultural and natural heritage of this region.
ARBOL_procesos creativos vivos: education, investigation and artistic creation, taking the body and the movement as our starting point.
Residencies: The Espacio Arte Foundation offers residencies for artist, choreographers, researchers and people looking for an adequate place to think and discuss an idea or realize a project for as long as they need it.