Connecting Cultures is a Non-Governmental Organization registered since 2018 and since then it has carried out artistic projects both nationally and internationally. Transforming the traditional concept of development cooperation, understanding the promotion of artistic and creative capacities of people in vulnerable situations, especially girls, boys and young people, as a new form of development cooperation.
This project was born to find alternatives to the global challenges that humanity faces in the 21st century, so that through cooperation we could reach the origins of international development challenges. The objective of our exhibitions, events, projects and debates is the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, especially SDG 17-Partnerships for the goals-.
WHAT WE DO
From Connecting Cultures we seek to collaborate with artists from all over the world, in order to develop exhibitions that allow us to give them visibility, but also help finance our projects, mainly those for the artistic training of people in exclusion. Our artistic exhibition arose from the combination of the arts and the concerns of the youth to make the world a little less unequal, socially more just and more humane. Since then, we have made every effort to be an example of how our differences should not be seen as an impediment but as a tool to empower ourselves and strengthen ties of solidarity and learning. We strive every day to connect people and cultures, to find common ground to better understand each other and cooperate for a more sustainable and resilient future.
At the moment, Connecting Cultures collaborates with artists from the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, South Korea, Spain, United States, France, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, United Kingdom, Sweden and Venezuela. However, Connecting Cultures is open to any artist from another country that allows us to increase our cultural diversity.
From Spain, Connecting Cultures works with the Little Ambassadors. They are girls, boys and young artists with functional diversity whose works are incorporated into the Connecting Cultures artistic exhibition and whom we support to continue their artistic career. So we seek to create alliances to support the professional and curricular development of this group at risk of social exclusion.