The Espacio Arte Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Colombia, South America. Our approach relies on generating and supporting social processes through transdisciplinar art and audiovisual 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 developed three working paths and a support programm for local artistic and audiovisual projects:
HABITAR: is the name of our programm around art, filmmaking, research and daily life. Our aim is to generate spaces for experimetal approaches, research-based artistic work and unexpected views upon what happens in Colombia, who and how we are in the world. One of our strategies is to promote a practical dialog between the arts and the academia, but also to collaborate with other artists and institutions on educational projects and artistic creation.
LOCAL: What kind of rurality do we want to be? Projects focused on empowering the young people of Santa Elena in relationship to their cultural and natural heritage.
RESIDENCIES: The Espacio Arte Foundation offers residencies for artist, choreographers, filmmakers, 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.